Invited speakers

Dr Anne Camus (INSERM U1229 RMeS, Nantes, France)
  • Anne Camus’s research program is dedicated to elucidate the biological causes of disc degeneration and develop innovative regenerative strategies for the intervertebral disc. More…
Dr Céline Colnot (Institut Imagine, Paris, France)
  • In her lab, Dr Céline Colnot aims at identifying muscle-derived stem cells and growth factors involved in bone repair that are potentially deficient in various musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. More…
Dr Antonella Forlino (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • Dr Forlino focuses her research activity on the molecular, biochemical, and functional study of genetic diseases of the connective tissue, in particularly Osteogenesis Imperfecta, using mouse and zebrafish as animal models. More…
Pr Greet Kerckhofs (Université Catholique de Louvain, Leuven, Belgium)
  • Dr Kerckhofs has acquired an internationally recognized expertise in the simultaneous contrast-enhanced microCT 3D imaging of bone, adipose and vascular tissues. More…
Pr Uwe Kornak (Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Berlin, Germany)
  • In his research group at BCRT, Uwe Kornak explores the genetic factors and mechanisms of skeletal and connective tissue diseases with signs of premature aging. More…
Pr David Magne (Institut de Chimie et de Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires, Lyon, France)
  • The work of Prof. David Magne’s team focuses on the biochemical characterization of several enzymes (alkaline phosphatase, lipases and phospholipases) in order to highlight their involvement in metabolic pathologies. More…
Dr Monzur Murshed (Department of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, Montreal, Canada)
  • Research in Dr. Monzur Murshed’s lab primarily focuses on the genetic regulation of tissue mineralization. This aim at identifying novel genetic regulators of tissue mineralization and their mechanisms of action. More…
Dr Carmine Settembre (Department of Translational Medicine, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy)
  • The goal of Dr Carmine Settembre’s group is to characterize the consequences of lysosomal dysfunction on major signaling pathways involved in skeletogenesis and to identify tools and pathways that prevent accumulation and/or promote clearance of storage in bone cells. More…
Pr Victor Sorribas (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Dr Hanna Taipaleenmäki (Molecular Skeletal Biology Laboratory (MSB-Lab), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany)
  • The group of Dr. Hanna Taipaleenmäki is investigating the role of osteoblasts in breast cancer-induced metastatic bone disease. More…
Dr Andre J van Wijnen (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA)
  • Dr Andre J. van Wijnen, and his colleagues are working to improve the current clinical standards of care in orthopedic repair, restoration and rejuvenation of the skeleton. More…