2nd International workshop on advanced materials for healthcare applications

Funchal, Madeira

October 08-09, 2019


Welcome message

Dear colleagues,

This international workshop will gather researchers from multidisciplinary domains on the use of advanced materials in distinct biomedical fields, including diagnosis/imaging, medical devices, nanobiomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, drug delivery or bioengineering applications.

The scientific program of this event will consist on invited lectures to be delivered by internationally world-distinguished scientists in their research domains. We invite all other attendees to present their works as posters. The participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the pleasant and amazing atmosphere of Funchal and Madeira, and to exchange ideas, experiences and networking with their peers.

We cordially invite you to attend this stimulating advanced workshop and we hope to see you soon in Madeira!

João F. Mano (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
João Rodrigues (University of Madeira, Funchal)
Már Másson (University of Iceland, Iceland)


Organizing Committee
João F. Mano (co-chair)
University of Aveiro, Portugal

João Rodrigues (co-chair)
University of Madeira, Funchal

Már Másson (co-chair)
University of Iceland, Iceland

Event Coordinator
Cátia Soares
University of Aveiro, Portugal


Registration Fees

Regular delegates (Academics, Company Employees, etc) [before and after early bird]: 340€/390€

Students/Postdoctorals Fellows [before and after early bird]: 190€/240€

Registration Form

Registration form here


Abstract submission

Only poster submissions will be considered in the scope of this event. Your abstract will only be considered after registration has been made. Template of the abstract can be downloaded [here]. You should send you abstract according to the template to the secretariat until the 15th September. Abstracts received after this deadline will not be considered.

Key Dates

Deadline for early registration

6th September, 2019

Deadline for abstract submission

15th September, 2019

Invited speakers

Håvard Haugen

University of Oslo, Norway
Novel nanocomputed tomography (nanoCT) techniques applied to dental research

Jeroen Leijten

University of Twente, The Netherlands
Cell fate controlling micromaterials for the engineering of multiscale tissues

João Borges

University of Aveiro, Portugal
Bottom-up Molecular Design of Modular Supramolecular Multicomponent Biomaterials for Biomedicine

Jonny Blaker

University of Manchester, U.K.
Hierarchical nanofibre constructs for tissue regeneration

Jons Hilborn

Uppsala University, Sweden
Hydrogels for Tissue Regeneration

José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello

University of Valladolid, Spain
Elastin-like Recombinamers as Advanced Biomaterials

Laura Cipolla

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Gelling gelatin: chemical cross-linking strategies and applications

Lorenzo Moroni

University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Engineering surface properties of 3D scaffolds to steer and control cell activity in tissue regeneration

Markus Linder

Aalto University, Finland
The assembly mechanisms of silk-like proteins and their use in molecularly designed materials

Mauro Alini

AO Foundation, Switzerland
Hyaluronan hydrogel platform for musculoskeletal regeneration

Nuno Neves

University of Minho, Portugal
Functional Surfaces and Scaffolds Combined with Stem Cells for Advanced Therapies

Pavel Levkin

Karlsruhe Institute ofn Technology, Germany
Designing Biofunctional Materials with Special Wettability

Pierre WEISS

University od Nantes, France
Self setting silated hydrogels for biomaterials and assisted cell therapies


Vidamar Resort Hotel
Estrada Monumental, 175-177, 9000-100 Funchal – Madeira – Portugal
GPS coordinates: 32.638227, -16.927544

Where to stay

Funchal is currently a popular destination and hotels in Funchal are often fully booked some time in advance. It is advisable to book early. You can find all hotels and guest houses and other accommodations in Funchal through commonly used booking site such as Booking.com, Hotels.com and aribnb.
However we have now reserved rooms at Vidamar Resort Hotel with special price for the conference:

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT (before July 31th):
Single room: 117€/room/night/partial sea view or 132€/room/night/front sea view
Double room: 145€/room/night/partial sea view or 175€/room/night/front sea view

Standard (after July 31th):
Single room: 131€/room/night/partial sea view or 146€/room/night/front sea view
Double room: 165€/room/night/partial sea view or 195€/room/night/front sea view

For reservations, please contact directly the Vidamar Resort Hotel Vidamar Booking or Flora Alves and referring the code "IWAMHA".