Aveiro-Osaka Universities joint symposium on advanced biomaterials and cell-based bioengineering strategies.

University of Aveiro, Portugal, October 31, 2019




This international workshop will comprise presentations from researchers affiliated at both University of Aveiro and University of Osaka, focusing aspects related with biomaterials, human cells engineering and nano/micro technologies for advanced therapies, including regenerative medicine and drug discovery.

This event is endorsed by the FET-OPEN project NeuroStimSpinal, coordinated by the University of Aveiro, and supported by the bilateral project “Development of Compartmentalization Technology by Artificial Basement Membrane for Construction of Ordered 3D-Tissues” financed by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

The event will be associated to the cycle of scientific seminars promoted by the Department of Chemistry from University of Aveiro, and integrated in the course of Advanced and Bioinspired Biomaterials from the Master in Biotechnology from the same university.

We invite all the academic and student community to attend this symposium, and enjoy the talks and the interaction with the speakers.


João F. Mano, Univ. of Aveiro

Michiya Matsusaki, Univ. of Osaka




VENUE: Auditorium José Gracio (Mechanical Engineering Department), Univ. of Aveiro


9:00 Prof. João F. Mano: General introduction from the activities at Univ. of Aveiro.

9:10 Prof. Michiya Matsusaki: General introduction from the activities at Univ. of Osaka.

9:20 Dr. Catarina Custódio, UA: Natural-based hydrogels in bioengineering.

9:50 Dr. Fiona Louis, UO: In vitro reconstruction of fat tissues for regenerative medicine and drug assay.

10:20 Dr. Sofia Silva, UA: Scaffold free approaches in regenerative medicine.

10:50 Dr. Hirotaka Nakatsuji, UO: New concept of cancer treatment by molecular block.

11: 20 Isabel Bjorge, UA: Biodegradable microparticles as cell supports for bottom-up tissue engineering.

11:40 Break

12:00 Jinfeng Zeng, UO: Fabrication of artificial basement membrane for tissue engineering.

12:20 Pedro Lavrador, UA: Dynamic hydrogels for 3D cell culture.

12:40 Yasuhiro Naka, UO: In vitro reconstruction of blood brain barrier networks for drug assay.

13:00 Closing remarks