Darragh Crosbie

Project description Cells sense their environment and react to environmental stimuli to proliferate, differentiate, or produce ECM. All of these processes are important in the context of tissue regeneration, where the material should drive the cellular response that regenerates tissue. Within MDR, I am interested in how stem cells respond to biomaterials and how these […]

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Yonggang Zhang

Project description   In the past decades, extensive research efforts have been expended in the fields of materials science and scaffolding technologies, however, developing synthetic bone graft substitutes that are both load-bearing and highly bioactive remains a challenge. Polylactide (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCL) have received increasing attention due to their biodegradability and biocompatibility and both […]

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Silvia Varela Aramburu

Project description   Nature-inspired assemblies are a fascinating class of materials, which is attracting a large number of research groups in the world. The creation of an artificial extracellular matrix (ECM) for stem cell growth and expansion has recently become an intriguing topic. Nevertheless, this has not been accomplished yet due to the lack of […]

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