We are an interdisciplinary team developing creative bioengineering research.
Anisotropic and Biomimetic 3D Environments
Novel techniques to generate hydrogel environments with
precise chemical and physical composition and anisotropy.
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Self-Assembling Supramolecular Composites
Self-assembling of multiple types of molecular building-blocks to
create extracellular matrix mimetics.
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Dynamic Self-Assembling Membranes
Self-assembling biomolecules in innovative ways to create hierarchical
structures with novel properties.
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Membranes for Tissue Regeneration
Robust and bioactive membranes and scaffolds made from natural
and recombinant proteins for regenerative medicine.
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Materials for Controlled Biomineralization
Molecular templates to nucleate and guide the growth of
minerals into complex hierarchical structures.
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Cell-instructing Topographies and 3D Structures
Precise micro and nanotopographies on surfaces or 3D structures
designed to control biological responses.
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The Mata Lab

Nature has evolved to grow and heal sophisticated structures through the assembly of multiple types of molecular building blocks. As the need for more efficient regenerative solutions increases, it is essential to develop approaches that can more accurately recreate these complex biological systems.

We work at the interface of materials science, structural biology, bioengineering, and medicine to develop materials and fabrication processes that can bridge the gap between molecular design and macroscopic functionality.

We focus on developing technologies to address major healthcare challenges such as improving the regeneration of tissues and organs, enhancing the way drugs and therapies are developed, and advancing our understanding of diseases.

Featured News

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@Rainmaker1973: This is how a troop of Langur Monkeys show empathetic behaviour as they mourn what they think is a dead baby Langur, which is actually a robotic spy monkey, designed to film the primates. At the point they hug and console each other [full video: https://t.co/K66chHHIL7] https://t.co/vQME9RGOmg
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- 2 days ago

@Bioprinting_DD: Congratulations Rania on your first first-author paper! Read our new article '3D bioprinting of hepatocytes: core–shell structured co-cultures with fibroblasts for enhanced functionality', freshly published in @SciReports: https://t.co/izi4xIMKaF https://t.co/6yXbu1beLA
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- 2 days ago

@RicLevato: Please RT: Will you join our team? Call for 2 postdocs (3yrs) @ERC_Research @EUeic Links: - Biofabrication and bone marrow engineering https://t.co/czFPI60gYV - Biofab and synthetic biology #synbio for pancreas https://t.co/1Hbj99wXlw Volumetric #bioprinting #stemcells #regmed https://t.co/yE4TgBm4Br
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- 2 days ago

@BioMaterSci: New review article, Stem cell recruitment based on scaffold features for bone tissue engineering led by Bin Xia & Guobao Chen, https://t.co/ZVN8delm0U https://t.co/I7PZHilycF
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