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GENE2SKIN FINAL CONFERENCE
12 Sep 2018
GENE2SKIN FINAL CONFERENCE :: 23-24 October 2018
Summer School Gene2Skin
08 Mar 2018
Summer School GENE2SKIN :: 06-08 June 2018
Skin Tissue Models
21 Dec 2017
Our new book on “Skin Tissue Models” just came out!
Group Meeting
04 Dec 2017
Gene2Skin Winter School 2017 took place in Porto
Gene2Skin Retreat took place in Douro
13 Oct 2017
Gene2Skin Retreat took place in Douro, Portugal
The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School
26 Aug 2017
The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School

GENE2SKIN FINAL CONFERENCE :: 23-24 October 2018

GENE2SKIN FINAL CONFERENCE
GENE2SKIN FINAL CONFERENCE

Cutting-edge basic and translational research in skin-related diseases and disorder” 
 

Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal 
23-24 OCTOBER 2018

The 3B´s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables & Biomimetics from the University of Minho, Portugal (https://3bs.uminho.pt) is organizing the 2nd GENE2SKIN Conference that will occur between the 23rd and the 24th of October, 2018, and will be themed Cutting-edge basic and translational research in skin-related diseases and disorders. This conference is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project GENE2SKIN: Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies and aims at promoting the interaction of highly skilled experts in this area, counting also with short presentations from young researchers. Furthermore, as the closing event of the project, the conference will encompass the presentation of the main outcomes of the project that will be discussed and evaluated in light of the initial expectations. The event will be held in the UNESCO-protected World Heritage city of Guimarães, Northern Portugal.

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
Adriana Sanchez-Danes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Alexandra P. Marques, University of Minho, Portugal
Alexander Nyström, University of Freiburg, Germany
Ardeshir Bayat, University of Manchester, UK
Christian Pellevoisin, Episkin, France
Fergal O'Brien, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Lucie Germain, l’Université Laval, Canada
Manuela Martins-Green, University of California, USA

 

TOPICS
Skin Wound Healing Epithelial cancer cells Hair follicle Biology and Regeneration Potential Skin Tissue Engineering Skin 3D models Skin vascularization strategies Cutaneous Scarring Skin Genodermatoses Skin Clinical Research

 

Online Abstract submission until 14 September 2018 and Early registration until 30 September 2018 at https://termstem.org

 

Summer School GENE2SKIN :: 06-08 June 2018

Summer School Gene2Skin
Summer School Gene2Skin

“Biomaterials and molecular mechanisms in the context of Skin Regeneration” 

Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda, Porto, Portugal 
06-08 JUNE 2018

The 3B´s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics from the University of Minho, Portugal (https://3bs.uminho.pt) is organizing a Summer School in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project  Gene2Skin - Roadmap for advanced genetic engineering-based skin therapies. A panel composed of lecturers hailing from Biomaterials and Skin Molecular Mechanisms will provide a strong scientific program and a unique opportunity of direct interaction with students. Furthermore, several educational activities are planned in order to reinforce students’ various skills, covering several areas such as scientific communication, networking, results dissemination and publishing in a relaxed environment. The event will be held in the beautiful city of Porto, elected the 2017 European Best Destination by European voters, from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018.

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Scientific Communication – Best Poster Competition; “My PhD in a Picture Contest”
Networking – Meet-the-mentor activities
PhD journey – Recent experiences in the PhD finishing line
Results dissemination and publishing – Debate with some of the most relevant publishers in the field
 

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
John Connelly, Queen Mary, University London, UK
Christophe Marquette, Université Lyon, France
Leah Webster, Wiley
Marina Soares e Silva, Elsevier
Desmond J. Tobin, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford, UK
Joke Bouwstra, Leiden University, The Netherlands

 

 

TOPICS

Challenges in skin wound healing   Skin Tissue Engineering   Artificial 3D skin microenvironments

 

Online Abstract submission until 30 April 2018 and Early registration until 20 May 2018 at https://termstem.org

Our new book on “Skin Tissue Models” just came out!

Skin Tissue Models
Skin Tissue Models
Skin Tissue Models2
Skin Tissue Models2

Skin Tissue Models provides a translational link for biomedical researchers on the interdisciplinary approaches to skin regeneration. As the skin is the largest organ in the body, engineered substitutes have critical medical application to patients with disease and injury – from burn wounds and surgical scars, to vitiligo, psoriasis and even plastic surgery. This volume offers readers preliminary description of the normal structure and function of mammalian skin, exposure to clinical problems and disease, coverage of potential therapeutic molecules and testing, skin substitutes, models as study platforms of skin biology and emerging technologies.

We have created a table of contents, which frames the relevance of skin tissue models for researchers as platforms to study skin biology and therapeutic approaches for different skin diseases, for clinicians as tissue substitutes, and for cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as alternative test substrates that can replace animal models.

For more details check out: https://www.elsevier.com/books/skin-tissue-models/marques/978-0-12-810545-0

Industry stakeholders at the Gene2Skin Winter School

Industry representatives at the round table discussion. From left to right: Pascal Descargues (Genoskin), Dirk Weber (Aurealis Pharma) and Stefan Kaelin (Organogenesis)
Industry representatives at the round table discussion. From left to right: Pascal Descargues (Genoskin), Dirk Weber (Aurealis Pharma) and Stefan Kaelin (Organogenesis)

Representatives from the biotech companies Organogenesis, Aurealis Pharma and Genoskin were present at the Gene2Skin Winter School. They discussed in a round table several particularities about the creation of biotech companies as well as the requirements for the transition from academia to industry. They were then involved in the best Tissue Engineering Idea pitch competition as evaluators, together with the remaining keynote lecturers. Finally, each made a presentation about their own companies.

Clinicians at the Gene2Skin Winter School

Dr Michael Kasperkiewicz during his talk
Dr Michael Kasperkiewicz during his talk
Dr Miguel Oliveira during his talk
Dr Miguel Oliveira during his talk
Dr Alberto Mota during his talk
Dr Alberto Mota during his talk
Dr Alberto Piaggesi during his talk
Dr Alberto Piaggesi during his talk

Several clinicians were present at the Gene2Skin Winter School sharing their clinical experience with students. In the first day, Dr Michael Kasperkiewicz from the University of Lübeck spoke about pemphigus and pemphigoid diseases while Dr Alberto Mota from the University of Porto spoke about genodermatoses in Portugal. In the next day, Dr Miguel Oliveira of the Portuguese Society of Podiatry and Dr Alberto Piaggesi from the University of Pisa spoke about the challenges related with the treatment of diabetic foot wounds.

Debra PT at the Gene2Skin Winter School

Dr Carla Sá Couto during her talk
Dr Carla Sá Couto during her talk

Dr Carla Sá Couto shared insights about the role of Debra PT (Portuguese Association of Epidermolysis Bullosa) in supporting EB patients in Portugal.

Latest in skin-related research at the Gene2Skin Winter School

Teresa Odorisio during her talk
Teresa Odorisio during her talk
Alexandra Marques during her talk
Alexandra Marques during her talk
Fernando Larcher during his talk
Fernando Larcher during his talk
Dr Rebecca Lee during her talk
Dr Rebecca Lee during her talk

The Gene2Skin Winter School allowed students to get in touch with the latest in basic research related with skin conditions. Dr Fernando Larcher from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Dr Teresa Odorisio from the Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata in Rome, Dr Rebecca Lee from the University of Manchester and Dr Alexandra P. Marques from the 3B’s Research Group from the University of Minho all gave excellent detailing their latest research in skin-related therapies.

Gene2Skin Winter School 2017 took place in Porto

Group Meeting
Group Meeting
Meet the mentor
Meet the mentor
Winning team of the student activities
Winning team of the student activities

The Gene2Skin Winter School 2017 took place in Porto between the 13th and 15th of November. The attending students had the chance to hear different perspectives on current problems and novel therapies for skin conditions from experts in basic research, clinicians, and representatives from patients associations and from the industry 

Additionally, there were activities focused on students such as “Meet the mentor”, a scientific quiz and a pitch for the best Tissue Engineering idea.

The winning student team with the best score from the quiz and pitch challenge was the “Scar” team.

 

 

Gene2Skin Retreat took place in Douro, Portugal

Gene2Skin Retreat took place in Douro
Gene2Skin Retreat took place in Douro

2-3 October 2017

GENE2SKIN retreat took place in beautiful location of Douro in Portugal and counted with the participation of both expert labs and also with an external prestigious guest Professor Masayuki Yamato. It was an ideal setting to boost GENE2SKIN group creativity and think outside the box, providing a close change of ideas and to establish bonds among the members of GENE2SKIN.

The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School

The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School
The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School

13 | 15 November 2017
Porto, PORTUGAL

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 pathophysiology and potential gene-based therapies for the treatment of several skin diseases.

Main topics to be addressed are Diabetic Wounds, Melanoma, Squamous Carcinoma, Genodermatosis and Wound Healing.
 

Confirmed Speakers:

ACADEMIA
Fernando Larcher, University Carlos III de Madrid Spain
Teresa Odorisio, IDI-IRCCS, Italy
Rebecca Lee, University of Manchester, UK

PATIENT ASSOCIATIONS
Carla Couto, President of DEBRA PT, Portugal
Manuel Portela, Portuguese Society of Podiatry, Portugal

CLINICS
Alberto Piaggesi, University of Pisa, Italy
Alberto Mota, University of Porto, Portugal
Michael Kasperkiewicz, University of Lübeck, Germany

INDUSTRY
GenoSkin, France
Aurealis Pharma, Switzerland/ Finland
Organogenesis Inc, USA

Abstract submission and more info at www.termstem.org