Wednesday, 8th of May 2019, 9h00 to 18h00
Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal

We would like to invite you to attend the Workshop “Translational science in musculoskeletal disorders”, which will take place on the 8th of May 2019 at the Centro Cultural Vila Flôr, Guimarães, Portugal (Map). The event is being organized as part of The Discoveries Centre of Excellence for Regenerative and Precision Medicine supported by the European Commission (, H2020 grant agreement #739572) and the ERDF (Norte 2020, #NORTE-46-2015-16).

The event will give an overview of the current state of translational science in musculoskeletal disorders. The programme will combine presentations from researchers with medical or engineering backgrounds including examples of multidisciplinary approaches to address unmet clinical needs.

Draft programme outline:

  • 09h00 Registration
  • 09h45 Opening ceremony
  • 10h00 Chemistry-free micro‑uidic technologies to sort cells for health and disease - Prof. Vivek Mudera, UCL, UK
  • 11h00 Coffee-break
  • 11h30 “Can you grow back an amputated hand?: on the role of robots in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders” - Prof. Rui Loureiro, UCL, UK
  • 12h30 Lunch
  • 14h30 Tissue Engineered Biphasic Silk Fibroin Scaolds Improve Enthesis Healing - Prof. Martijn van Griensven, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 15h30 Biomaterials and personalised implants for tissue regeneration: What has been achieved and what’s next? - Dr. Miguel Oliveira, 3B’s Research Group, I3Bs, University of Minho, Portugal
  • 16h30 Coffee-break
  • 17h00 What makes a great paper for Nature Biomedical Engineering? - Dr. Michelle Korda, Nature Publishing Group, UK
  • 18h00 Closing ceremony


Registration to the event is available here


Best regards,
Prof. Rui L. Reis
Professor of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells
I3Bs – Research Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics of the University of Minho
Director of the 3B’s Research Group
Coordinator of the European project THE DISCOVERIES CTR – The Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine (H2020 #739572)