Well-Being Incubator: Workshop - “What’s new about endometriosis? Visibility and research to improve women’s health”


EUniWell Online EUniWell-Event

Join top researchers from the EUniWell consortium in this workshop on endometriosis, discussing its origins, diagnostics, and therapeutic options. The event is open to all and takes place on 14 September, 15:30-18:00 CEST/14:30-17:00 BST. Register by 13 September for access and advance your knowledge on this chronic inflammatory disease.

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Endometriosis is a highly prevalent chronic inflammatory disease that affects almost 200 million women around the world. However, it is still largely unknown in our society and has limited therapeutic options. 

Eight researchers from across the EUniWell consortium will come together at this online workshop to discuss what is known about the disease, its origin, diagnostic methods, and efficacy of current therapeutic options. They will explore the reasons that make it a silent disease and the need for visibility. Participants will learn about experimental approaches that are being used in other areas of biomedicine that could be implemented to advance the knowledge of this pathology.

The event will take place online on 14 September at 15:30-18:00 CEST / 14:30-17:00 BST.

The programme

15:30    Welcome and introduction

15:45    Pilar Marín Sánchez: “Endometriosis, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments”

16:00    Maria Elisabetta Coccia: “Endometriosis and fertility preservation”.

16:15    Melyda Melyda: “Health economics aspect of endometriosis”

16:30    María Martínez-Esparza: “Immune system and microbiome, key players in endometriosis “

16:45    Cyrille Grandjean: “Involvement of glycans and lectins in endometriosis”

17:00    Pablo del Pino: “Biomimetic nanomaterials and their interaction with the immune system”

17:15    Concepción González-Bello: “Tools for Understanding the Modulation of Protein/Enzyme Function by Ligands”

17:30    María Teresa Pellicer: “Communication in research projects”

17:45    Debate and sharing. Closure


Who can attend? Students, healthcare personnel, researchers, patient associations, and anyone interested in learning about endometriosis.

Register now via email to Jo Hawley-Woodall to secure your spot and gain valuable insights into this complex pathology. 

Registration deadline: 13 September 2023


The following researchers are currently taking part: 

  • Melyda Melyda: Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham.
  • Maria Elisabetta Coccia: Department of Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences “Mario Serio”, University of Florence.
  • Pilar Marín Sánchez: Gynecology and Obstetrics Service, Santa Lucía General University Hospital, Murcia. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Murcia.
  • Cyrille Grandjean: US2B Unit in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Molecular Engineering and Glycobiology, Nantes Université. 
  • Pablo del Pino: Bionanotools laboratory – CiQUS, University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Concepción González-Bello: CIQUS, Organic Chemistry Department, University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • María Teresa Pellicer: Communication Department, Faculty of Communication and Documentation, University of Murcia.
  • María Martínez-Esparza: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Murcia.



For further information about the workshop, please contact María Martínez-Esparza.