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TERG researchers present at Gene2Skin and TERM STEM Conferences

29 October 2016

Many members of the TERG recently presented their research at the Gene2Skin and TERM STEM conferences held in Guimarães, Portugal.

As part of the Gene2Skin conference (24-26 October), Dr Rosanne Raftery presented her research on the 'Development of non-viral gene-activated scaffold to increase vascularisation potential and skin repair'. Rosie also displayed a poster showing her research at the TERM STEM meeting.

Prof. Fergal O’Brien gave a keynote lecture at the Gene2Skin meeting, entitled 'Natural polymer-based scaffolds as platform systems for the delivery of therapeutics to promote enhanced tissue repair'.

Dr Arlyng Gonzalez Vazquez presented work carried out on the 'Identification of age-altered mechanosensitive targets to enhance vascularisation and bone regeneration' at the TERM STEM conference, where PhD students Rukmani Sridharan and William Arthur Lackington also gave oral presentations with talks entitled “Biophysical cues modulate the cross-talk between mesenchymal stem cells (mscs) and macrophages” and 'A hyaluronic acid-based nerve guidance conduit for peripheral nerve repair' respectively. Will also displayed a poster and Rukmani gave a second presentation on behalf of Dr Matthew Haugh whose talk was based on his research on 'An experimental and computational investigation of stiffness directed stem cell differentiation in 3d macro-porous hydrogels'. Dr Irene Mencía Castaño also presented her research at the conferences with a poster titled 'Non-viral mircoRNA-therapy using collagen nano-hydroxyapatite scaffolds enhancing human mesenchymal stem cell osteogenesis and in vivo bone repair'.