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

@mata_lab

- 4 days ago

@OrdonezMoranLab: Very excited to share our review on biomaterials for intestinal organoids and personalized medicine!👇👇Thanks @ActaBio for the invitation. Great collaboration with @ICReDDconnect @UoNCancerCentre @UoN_BDI @MedicineUoN @Intestinal_Cell @organoidscience @STEMCELLTech https://t.co/zKSa8v2RFn
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- 6 days ago

@pappas_babis: We have at @livMatS_UniFR, @UniFreiburg an opening for a Ph.D. position in forming and breaking amide bonds. We are looking for an excellent candidate to merge systems chemistry and peptide self-assembly. Spread the news! https://t.co/T9dlgnhBws https://t.co/8iq2dRCXjZ
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- 15 days ago

@PuttyKnees: After 5 years and a tough reveiwer 2 @heyinfeng @SuperFishiAl and I get to see this in print! Using design optimisation and novel biofilm resistant materials with ink jet 3D printing we make complex biomedical parts https://t.co/ZsAqWRD2bt @UoNCfAM @UoNEngineering @UoN_Pharmacy
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- 19 days ago

@Frankie82uk @EngLola_Ola @UoN_Pharmacy @UoN_BDI Fantastic! Congratulations Frankie and team!
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- 20 days ago

@GentlemanLab: Only 1 week left to apply to join our team! 👩‍💻🧑‍🔬We're looking for a Research Assistant with a background in chemistry. Contact me for more details. https://t.co/XU8pH8bydl
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