The GENE2SKIN Conference Program

The GENE2SKIN Conference Scientific Program

The GENE2SKIN Conference

Vila Flor Cultural Centre (CCVF), Guimarães, Portugal
24 | 26 OCTOBER 2016

This conference is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project GENE2SKIN: Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies. This project intends to be the foundation for the generation of a network of excellence of advanced therapies for skin disorders and diseases. Thus, Gene2Skin conference will be the first forum of discussion on this topic, where experts of the field will present their most recent and relevant achievements.

GENE2SKIN Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Claire Higgins - Imperial College, UK
  • Susan Gibbs – VUMC, The Netherlands
  • Julie Fradette - Laval University, Canada
  • Irma Joosten – Radboudumc, The Netherlands
  • Fiona Watt - King’s College London, UK
  • Fergal O’Brien - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Alexandra Marques - 3B's Research Group, Portugal
  • Michael Rendl - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US
  • Marjana Tomic-Canic - University of Miami, US
  • Magda Ulrich - VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
  • Ernst Reichmann - Universität Zürich, Switzerland

The GENE2SKIN Conference Scientific Topics

  • Mammalian Skin Biology
  • Mechanisms underlying scarring and fibrosis
  • Hair follicle Biology and Regeneration Potential
  • Skin Tissue Engineering
  • Skin vascularization strategies
  • Skin immunologic defense
  • Skin genetic disorders
  • Non-viral gene therapy
  • Skin Mechanistics


Meeting Chairs



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


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


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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