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European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS)

Session Title: The Biomarkers of Healing

As our aged population continues to grow, the proportion of individuals developing chronic, non-healing skin wounds is also increasing. Critical in helping such individuals is understanding the specific molecular mechanisms underlying dysfunctional tissue repair; this gives us not only potential new treatment regimens but also biomarkers of healing. Such biomarkers can help in the stratification of non-healing patients to permit a more targeted, patient-focussed approach to treatment. Hence, this ETRS sessions will focus on biomarkers of healing in the following specific areas:

  • The inflammation network (with emphasis on cytokines, anti-bacterial peptides and other proteins involved in the inflammatory processes) in relation to venous leg ulcers
  • Novel proteomics technologies in wound healing research and their application in acute and impaired healing
  • The micro-environment and physiology of infecting bacteria in relation to chronic wound


About the ETRS:

The European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), a non-profit organisation founded in 1988, aims to promote knowledge and interchange among scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals who have an interest in tissue repair of all organs. The Society organises annual meetings concentrating on different aspects of tissue repair, ranging from basic science to the clinical aspects of healing. It is the ambition of the ETRS to promote the translation of scientific results from the laboratory to clinical situations and vice versa. The ETRS is preparing for the major challenges to wound care in the 21st century through several educational initiatives by supporting young investigators with scholarships/travel grants and arranging summer schools on advancing wound research.

Find more information about the ETRS at www.etrs.org.

Friday, 7 June 


Room: G1


Novel biomarkers in venous leg ulcers

Magnus Ågren

Copenhagen Wound Healing Center, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


Wound healing biomarker discovery by advanced degradomics

Ulrich auf dem Keller

DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine


The micro-environment and physiology of infecting bacteria     

Thomas Bjarnsholt

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Costerton biofilm Center