The GENE2SKIN Conference Program

The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School

“Skin Tissue disorders and advanced TE/genetic-based treatment strategies”

Hotel Vincci, Porto, Portugal
13-14 NOVEMBER 2017

The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project GENE2SKIN: Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies. It aims at providing young researchers a learning experience regarding the molecular mechanisms involved in skin physiology and pahtophysiology and potential gene-based therapies for the treatment of several skin diseases. To achieve this, a panel composed of lecturers from key areas, namely clinicians, patients associations, clinical researchers and industry, will be assembled and will interact with the students in various activities covering subjects from Scientific Paper and Grant writing to innovation and entrepreneurship.

GENE2SKIN Confirmed Keynote Speakers so far

- Fernando Larcher -  University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

- Alberto Piaggesi - University of Pisa, Italy

- Carla Couto -   DEBRA PT, Portugal

- Alberto Mota - University of Porto, Portugal

- Manuel Portela – President of the Portuguese Society of Podiatry, CESPU, Portugal                           

- Teresa Odorisio - IDI-IRCCS, Italy

- Veronique del Marmol - Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Belgium

- GenoSkin, Toulouse, France 

- Aurealis Pharma, Basel, Switzerland/ Kuopio, Finland

- Organogenesis Inc, USA



The GENE2SKIN Conference Scientific Topics

  • Challenges in the healing of Chronic Wounds
  • Clinical Research and ongoing clinical trials on skin diseases
  • Educational activities: Communication, grant application, innovation and translational skills
  • Fundamentals and Updates in Squamous Carcinoma
  • Genodermatosis: focus on Epidermolysis Bullosa and Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Industrial perspectives in healthy and diseased Skin Models
  • Patient associations: role and participation in most relevant skin disorders and diseases
  • Perspectives on Melanoma upfront investigation


Meeting Chairs



Organized by
3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal


A member of PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s


Gene2Skin and Term Stem / ForeCast 2017,
3B's Research Group,
Department of Polymer Engineering,
University of Minho,

Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine,

Avepark - Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia
Zona Industrial da Gandra
4805-017 Barco GMR - Portugal

Tel: +351 253 510 900
Fax: +351 253 510 909
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