Workshop 3: Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

The exciting and very promising field of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine includes engineers, scientists, and physicians that collaborate with a variety of tools (cells, biomaterials and suitable biochemical and physical factors) to develop biological substitutes mimicking tissues for basic research, disease/therapy and diagnostic purposes and can replace and/or regenerate diseased and injured tissues. Tissue functions such as structural (cartilage, bone), barrier- and transport-related (skin, blood vessels), secretory and life support systems (liver, kidney, pancreas), as well as studies for diagnostic screening, drug testing for efficacy and toxicology and on tissue development and morphogenesis are some of the ‘hot areas’ of this field.

The main objective of this Workshop is to gather the top experts on Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, and in the related fields of Medicine and Engineering and allow them to share their knowledge and expertise with young and new researchers and stakeholders from different disciplines. The Workshop is envisaged to be the platform for communications, existing and new collaborations, solving problems, and thinking ‘out of the box’.

The Workshop main topics include:
  • 3D scaffolds
  • Tissue Platforms for disease modelling and drug testing (eg brain, bone, eye)
  • Organ Engineering
  • Stem Cells
  • Cell Therapy
  • Diagnostics
  • Micro and Nanofabrication
  • Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing
  • Bioprinting
  • Scalability models
  • Clinical trials
  • Translation Strategies: From the Lab to the Clinic

Workshop Invited Speakers

Ali Khademhosseini

Bioengineering, Radiology 
Chemical Engineering 
UCLA, MIT, Harvard

Christophe Bernard

Faculty of Medicine, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes - Inserm UMR1106 - Aix-Marseille Université

Ali Tamayol

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Yael Hanein

Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv,  Israel

Stavroula Sofou

Rutgers University
New Jersey, USA

Panayiota Poirazi

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
 FORTH, Crete, Greece

Achilleas Gravanis

Dept of Pharmacology, Medical School
 University of Crete & IESL, FORTH, Greece

Antonios Mikos

  Department of Bioengineering,
Rice University, 
Texas, USA