Plenary Lecture 3

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:00 - 09:45
Auditorium 2


Vice-President, R&D
University of Minho

Professor Rui L. Reis, PhD, DSc, Hon. Causa MD, 49 years old, is the Vice-President for R&D of University of Minho (UMinho) in Portugal, Director of the 3B’s Research Group on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics ( and of the ICVS/3B´s Associate Laboratory (around 430 researchers), of UMinho. He is the CEO of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. He is also the Global President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) for 2016-2018, and the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (IF= 5.2). He has funded and has been involved in several regenerative medicine, medical devices and consulting companies.

He is co-author of 955 ISI listed publications (740 full papers in scientific journals), around 220 book chapters, 30 patents and 8 books. He has around 1700 communications in international conferences. He is PI of projects totalizing around 30 MEuros, including the very prestigious ERC Advanced Grant, an ERA Chairs, 2 Twinning, 1 Teaming and 1 Marie Curie EC grants. He runs a research group of around 160 researchers with more than 60 PhD holders.

He was been awarded several major national and international scientific and innovation awards in Europe and the USA, including the Jean Leray and George Winter awards from the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) and the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature from the Society for Biomaterials US (SFB). He is both a fellow of TERM (FTERM from TERMIS) and an International Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE from the International Union of Biomaterials Societies). He has been elected a foreigner member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

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