Third Achilles Workshop and Final Forecast Conference

last updated: 2021-09-09
From: 2021-10-25
To: 2021-10-29
Third Achilles Workshop and Final Forecast Conference

Third Achilles Workshop
“Tendon Gene & Cell Therapy and clinical applications” 25-27 October 2021 | Porto |Portugal

Final FoReCaST Conference
“2D and 3D in vitro Tissue Models for Drug Screening: Strengths and Limitations of the Cancer Models”
27-29 October 2021 | Porto |Portugal 

Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda,
Avenida da Boavista, 4245
4100-140 Porto


Third Forecast Workshop and TERM STEM 2021

last updated: 2021-05-27
From: 2021-06-14
To: 2021-06-18
Third Forecast Workshop and TERM STEM 2021

Third Forecast Workshop 

“Hallmarks in cancer and the development of diagnostic tools” 
Hotel Vila Galé, Braga, Portugal
14 | 16 June 2021

The majority of the in vitro models only involve a single tumour cell population, which represents a small fraction of the tumour development and integrative cell network. Therefore, a new dimension in cancer research has to be developed: the 3D microenvironment. Thus, the FoReCaST project intend to create in vitro 3D cancer study models, which will copycat the complexity and hierarchically organization of natural ECM of tumour cells found in vivo. In this context, 3B’s-UMINHO will strategically use the knowledge gained during the last ~20years in the fields of biomaterials sciences and tissue engineering, and five new complementary research topics are being implemented to consolidate this new research topic within the following topics (Fig.1):

  • RL1 - Metabolic glycoengineering for tumour imaging;
  • RL2 - Bioinformatics;
  • RL3 - Cell engineering;
  • RL4 -  Nanotechnologies
  • RL5 - Cell signalling

 

 

TERM STEM 2021

Hotel Vila Galé Collection, Braga, Portugal 
16 | 18 June 2021

This event consists of two back to back initiatives, the Third FoReCaST Workshop (14th|16th June 2021) and the TERM STEM 2021 (16th|18thJune 2021).
The first event, "Hallmarks in cancer and the development of diagnostic tools", is being organized in the scope of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, the project ERA-Chairs FoReCaST: “Forefront Research in 3D Disease Cancer Models as in vitro Screening Technologies” and will promote the interaction of highly skilled experts under this very relevant area of research.
The second event, TERM STEM 2021 is a part of a series of conferences organized yearly by the 3B’s Research Group since 2012 that intends to make a stand in the worldwide range of conferences in the field of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells. TERM STEM 2021 will, as usually, gather world scientific leaders to discuss the latest research evolutions in the field. In both cases will have also some speakers and attendees online, creating an hybrid event.

 



Second Achilles Conference and Term Stem 2019

last updated: 2021-06-01
From: 2019-11-04
To: 2019-11-08
Second Achilles Conference and Term Stem 2019

Second Achilles Conference
“Tendon biophysical environment”

Hotel Vila Galé Collection, Braga, Portugal
Largo Carlos Amarante, 4700-308 Braga
4 | 5 November 2019

This conference is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project ACHILLES: Overcoming specific weaknesses in tendon biology to design advanced regenerative therapies. In the framework of this project, a series of International Conferences will be organized in the upcoming years. Following the First Conference on Molecular and biological mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair, the Second Achilles Conference will focus on Tendon biophysical environment, taking place in Braga, from the 4th to the 5th of November 2019.
The event is jointly organized with TERMSTEM, that comprises a series of conferences organized by the 3B’s Research Group since 2012 that intends to make a stand in the worldwide range of conferences in the field of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells. TERMSTEM 2019 (6th and 8th of November) will gather world scientific leaders to discuss the latest research while celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 3B’s Research Group!
Back to back with Term Stem, Achilles Second Conference aims to promote a close interaction between highly skilled experts in the field with students and young researchers interested in engineering physiologically and clinically relevant microenvironments for tendon regeneration.

 

Term Stem 2019

Hotel Vila Galé Collection, Braga, Portugal
6 | 8 November 2019

TERMSTEM comprises a series of conferences organized by the 3B’s Research Group since 2012 that intends to make a stand in the worldwide range of conferences in the field of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells.
TERMSTEM 2019 will gather world scientific leaders to discuss the latest research in the field. Moreover, TERM STEM 2019 will also gather some the most important and long-term international collaborators and alumni to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 3B’s Research Group!
The event is jointly organized with the Second Achilles Conference (4th to the 5th of November 2019), a TWINNING H2020 European project (ACHILLES: http://achilles.i3bs.eu) coordinated by the 3B´s Research Group, focusing on overcoming specific weaknesses in tendon biology to advance the design of advanced regenerative therapies.

TERMSTEM 2019 Conference aims to promote a close interaction between highly skilled experts in the field, with students and young researchers interested in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, with focus on some hot and emerging topics such as:

  • Personalized Tissue Engineering Strategies
  • Innovative biopolymers in TERM
  • 3D Bioprinting and novel bioinks

As an event included in the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the 3B’s Research Group, the conference will also accommodate a session devoted to showcase the research of the 3B’s Alumni working in other parts of the Globe. This Session will be chaired by the Alumna Helena Azevedo from The Queen Mary University, UK.

 



First Achilles Conference and FoReCaST Second Workshop

last updated: 2019-08-01
From: 2019-07-08
To: 2019-07-12
First Achilles Conference and FoReCaST Second Workshop

First Achilles Conference
“Molecular and biological mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair”
Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda (FACM), Porto, Portugal
08 | 10 July 2019

This conference is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project ACHILLES: Overcoming specific weaknesses in tendon biology to design advanced regenerative therapies. In the framework of this project, a series of International Conferences will be organized in the upcoming years. The First Achilles Conference will focus on Molecular and biological mechanisms of tendon homeostasis and repair. The event is organized to promote a close interaction between highly skilled experts in the field with students and young researchers interested in key aspects of tendon development, disease and regeneration.

 

FoReCaST Second Workshop
“Nanotechnology in cancer detection and treatment: from the lab to the clinic”
Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda (FACM), Porto, Portugal
11 | 12 July 2019

The majority of the in vitro models only involve a single tumour cell population, which represents a small fraction of the tumour development and integrative cell network. Therefore, a new dimension in cancer research has to be developed: the 3D microenvironment. Thus, the FoReCaST project intend to create in vitro 3D cancer study models, which will copycat the complexity and hierarchically organization of natural ECM of tumour cells found in vivo. In this context, 3B’s-UMINHO will strategically use the knowledge gained during the last ~20years in the fields of biomaterials sciences and tissue engineering, and five new complementary research topics are being implemented to consolidate this new research topic within the following topics:

RL1 - Metabolic glycoengineering for tumour imaging;
RL2 - Bioinformatics;
RL3 - Cell engineering;
RL4 - Nanotechnologies;
RL5 - Cell signalling



Summer School GENE2SKIN / Summer School CHEM2NATURE

last updated: 2019-03-20
From: 2018-06-03
To: 2018-06-08
Summer School GENE2SKIN / Summer School CHEM2NATURE

Summer School CHEM2NATURE 
“Multifunctional biomedical devices”

03-06 Junho 2018 - Fundação Dr António Cupertino de Miranda, Porto

Summer School GENE2SKIN
”Biomaterials and molecular mechanisms in the context of Skin Regeneration”

06-08 Junho 2018 - Fundação Dr António Cupertino de Miranda, Porto

 

Deadlines:

  • Call for Abstracts: Mon, 2018-04-30
  • Early Registration: Sun, 2018-05-20

 



The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School / TERM STEM / FORECAST 2017

last updated: 2019-03-20
From: 2017-11-13
To: 2017-11-17
The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School / TERM STEM / FORECAST 2017

Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda
Avenida da Boavista, 4245
4100-140 Porto

The 2017 GENE2SKIN Winter School
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 (http://gene2skin.eu). 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.

 

The Term Stem 2017
TERM STEM comprises a series of annual conferences organized by 3B’s Research Group and supported by the Northern Portugal Regional Development Authority. This Conference Series intends to provide and establish an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the fields of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells. We are very excited by the program of the 2017 edition of TERMSTEM that will join a strong slate of world scientific leaders to showcase and discuss the latest research on the interplay between biomaterial structures and surfaces, morphogens and stem cells to modulate tissue regeneration. This edition will also feature foundational contributions in the emergent topic of organs on a chip and microfluidic supporting devices and its current industrial perspectives.

 

FoReCaST 2017
The majority of the in vitro models only involve a single tumour cell population, which represents a small fraction of the tumour development and integrative cell network. Therefore, a new dimension in cancer research has to be developed: the 3D microenvironment. Thus, the FoReCaST project intend to create in vitro 3D cancer study models, which will copycat the complexity and hierarchically organization of natural ECM of tumour cells found in vivo. In this context, 3B’s-UMINHO will strategically use the knowledge gained during the last ~20years in the fields of biomaterials sciences and tissue engineering, and five new complementary research topics are being implemented to consolidate this new research topic within the following topics (Fig.1):

  • RL1 - Metabolic glycoengineering for tumour imaging;
  • RL2 - Bioinformatics;
  • RL3 - Cell engineering;
  • RL4 - Nanotechnologies
  • RL5 - Cell signalling

 



Chem2Nature Second School

last updated: 2019-03-14
From: 2017-06-05
To: 2017-06-09
Chem2Nature Second School
Vincci Porto, Portugal
05 - 09 June 2017

 

This event is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project CHEM2NATURE: Enabling precision chemical methodologies applied to natural-based systems for the development of multifunctional biomedical devices. This project comprises a series of events related with the development of natural-based biomedical devices.

 

The CHEM2NATURE Second School will be the second forum of discussion on the project topic. It is entitled “Chemical modification of biomaterials and 'living' surfaces with biopolymer derivatives” and will join World leading experts in the field, who will present their most recent and relevant achievements.



ERC Day at University of Minho | 3B's Research Group

last updated: 2017-03-06
Date: 2017-03-15
ERC Day at University of Minho | 3B's Research Group

The European Research Council (ERC), created by the European Commission and that attributes the most prestigious scientific projects in Europe, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. In this context, it is organizing from 13th to 17th of March the “ERC Week”, encouraging the institutions beneficiaries of ERC Grants to organize national and/or local events to promote Science and Innovation obtained through ERC funding.

UMinho decided to associate to this initiative and promotes on the 15th of March the “ERC Day at University of Minho”, open to all scientific community, with activities ongoing during the morning, at 3B’s Research Group facilities, research center of UMinho located at Avepark (Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães) and that coordinates three ERC Grants, namely 1 Advanced Grant and 2 Consolidator Grants.

The number of participants is limited, therefore those interested must register by sending na e-mail to sec-rlreis@reitoria.uminho.pt.



CHEM2NATURE First School

last updated: 2016-11-02
From: 2016-11-21
To: 2016-11-25

This event is being organized in the scope of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project CHEM2NATURE: Enabling precision chemical methodologies applied to natural-based systems for the development of multifunctional biomedical devices. This project comprises a series of events related with the development of natural-based biomedical devices. The CHEM2NATURE First School will be the first forum of discussion on the use of different “Chemical Strategies for the modification of natural origin materials for biomedical applications”, where experts in the field will present their most recent and relevant achievements.

 



Summer Course - Hands-on Applied Molecular Biology Workshop

last updated: 2016-05-20
From: 2016-07-18
To: 2016-07-29
Summer Course - Hands-on Applied Molecular Biology Workshop

Hands-on Applied Molecular Biology Workshop was designed as a way to translate molecular biology tools to a Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) approach.This workshop covers the fundamental principles and techniques used in experimental research in the area of Applied Molecular Biology. Hands-on Applied Molecular Biology Workshop is a two week workshop that will focus on the current genomics, proteomics, cellomics and bioinformatics tools always envisaging cells reprogramming. This workshop is being organized by 3B’s Research Group .

Pre-registration is currently open until 30th June 2016 and is subjected to a pre-selection based on CV and motivation letter analysis, as well as order of registration. The number of participants is restricted to 15 (if a minimum of 6 candidates is not reached the workshop will be postponed to a new date).

 



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