Lecture : Advanced Cardiac Bioinks for Heart Repair

Dr Carmine Gentile, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, will give a lecture about Advanced Cardiac Bioinks for Heart Repair. 

Dr Carmine Gentile, PharmD/PhD, FAHA, leads the Cardiovascular Regeneration Group working on 3D bioprinting and stem cell technologies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is also a Senior Lecturer (Faculty) within the School of Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering and IT) at the UTS. He received his BSc/MSc (Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies) and PharmD at the University of Pisa, Italy and his PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Cardiovascular) at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA, funded by a prestigious American Heart Association Fellowship. Since 2013 Dr Gentile has worked in Australia at the Heart Research Institute, the University of Sydney and now at UTS, supported by several awards and grants, working within a multidisciplinary team with scientists, industry partners and clinicians to quickly translate his findings from bench to bedside. Dr Gentile is internationally recognized for his studies in 3D bioprinting and stem cell technologies and his more recent studies focus on novel molecular and cellular approaches to treat cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and heart failure. These studies are based on the use of “mini-hearts” he developed as “bioinks” for human heart tissues. In 2016, he was invited as Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he worked towards novel in vitro models using mini-hearts to study human heart physiology.

Time: 10:00-11:00

Location: TU/e Ceres 0.31