- 25 May 2018
We have developed a biomineralization platform that uses the ordered and disordered sections of a protein to create an organic framework capable of recruiting calcium and phosphate ions, nucleating nanocrystals, and guiding their growth hierarchically into functional materials (www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04319-0). The platform has potential to generate treatments for enamel repair and regeneration.
- 19 February 2018
Our group’s research in 3D Hierarchical Bioprinting (led by Clara Hedegaard) has been featured in a news article in the February issue of the Phys.org website. Alvaro Mata and our PhD Student Clara Hedegaard were interviewed for the article. Click here to see the original article and read more about the technology at phys.org/news/2017-12-molecular-technology-recreate-complex-chemical.html
- 19 February 2018
Our approach introduces a novel bioink inkjet printing process whereby peptides are used to organise multiple proteins and biomolecules into ordered structures with nano-to-micro-scale control. In collaboration with Dr Rafael Castrejón-Pita of Queen Mary University of London. Watch with headphones. Watch on Youtube here: –youtube.com/watch?v=kwf-DS0Wd5Y
- 21 December 2017
In this exclusive video by RegMedNet, our PhD student Gaston Agustin Primo discusses the development of our 3D electrophoresis-assisted lithography (3DEAL) platform. See the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7xJLznhZ5k
APPLY NOW: PhD Studentship Available on Self-Assembling Material for Guided and Hierarchical Mineralization in Regenerative Medicine
- 2 June 2017
The project consists of tuning and optimizing a peptide/protein-based self-assembling matrix designed to nucleate and guide the growth of hydroxyapatite in an anisotropic and hierarchical manner. The goal is to develop a versatile material platform that can be used to create coatings, hydrogels, and 3D printing scaffolds to regenerate hard tissues such as bone and enamel. Specific tasks will include protein modification and characterization, design of supramolecular structures, development of scaffold biomaterials, establishment of biomineralization processes, and in vitro validation. The applicant should have …
- 2 June 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowship on Advanced Supramolecular Biomaterials Applications are invited for a three year Institute of Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Professor Alvaro Mata in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) at Queen Mary University of London. The research combines biological principles with supramolecular chemistry and creative engineering approaches to develop biomaterials with
- 30 May 2017
We are proud of our PhD student Clara L. Hedegaard, who has been accepted to give an oral presentation at the 2017 Biofabrication for Hierarchical in Vitro Tissue Models
ECI Conference in Austria June 5th – 9th. The title of Clara’s talk is “A self-assembly based supramolecular bioink with hierarchical control as a new bioprinting tool”.
- 15 July 2016
Alvaro Mata is interviewed on Regeneratively Speaking ® Podcast by Wake Forest Institute. Listen now to hear more about how Alvaro got into the area of functional biomedical materials, where his research is now and the direction of the Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary, University of London.
- 11 June 2016
PhD Student Sherif Elsharkawy received the prestigious Heraeus Kulzer Travel Award from the International Association for Dental Research.
Alvaro Mata will give a Keynote presentation at the 2016 TERMIS EU Conference, Uppsala, Sweden June 28th – July 1st
- 28 April 2016
Alvaro Mata will be giving a Keynote presentation at the 2016 EU chapter meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) in Uppsala, Sweden, June 28 – July 1. The theme of this conference is “Towards Future Regenerative Therapies” and Alvaro will talk on “Enabling technologies for complex tissue engineering and novel 3D printing methods”.
- 1 April 2016
Sherif Elsharkawy a PhD student at Mata group won the 2016 Photo Competition running by Materials today journal in conjunction with ZEISS microscopy. Sherif was devoted after winning the competition to write an article in Materials Today which will appear in August 2016.
- 30 March 2016
“How 3D printing is revolutionising prosthetics”. Forces TV features the work of our lab focus don tissue engineering from the bottom-up (after min 3).