- 28 June 2017
Congratulations to our PhD Student David Barrett, who has won the 2016 Malcolm Ferguson-Smith Young Investigator Award, which honors the best article published in the Prenatal Diagnosis journal in 2016 with a first author under the age of 40 years. David won this award for his article titled “Connexin 43 is overexpressed in human fetal membrane defects after fetoscopic surgery”.
- 28 June 2017
Our PhD student Xinru Deng will attend the 24th European Dental Materials Conference: Problems, Solutions and Innovations in Dental Materials. Xinru will be presenting her research on a novel method of biofabrication based on directed biomineralization.
Alvaro Mata to present at the Utrecht Summer School course on 3D Printing & Biofabrication at University Medical Center, Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.
- 12 June 2017
Alvaro Mata will present at the Utrecht Summer School course on 3D Printing & Biofabrication at University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 10-14, 2017.
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
Arturo Jose Mendoza Meinhardt is a Finalist for the IMECHE Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career Awards 2017
- 2 June 2017
Arturo Jose Mendoza Meinhardt has been shortlisted to compete as a finalist for the highly prestigious IMECHE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career Awards 2017. As a finalist, Arturo will give a 15 minute presentation and answer 5 minutes of questions at the awards ceremoney on 20 June 2017.
- 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”.
- 10 May 2017
Clara L. Hedegaard, a PhD in the Mata Group, will present a poster on her recent research into “Combining self-assembly of hierarchical synthetic extracellular matrices with microscale control of bioprinting” at the TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society) European Chapter Meeting 2017 from 26 – 30 June, in Davos, Switzerland with the theme
- 8 March 2017
Alvaro Mata is to give a Plenary lecture at the 4th EURO BIOMAT 2017 (The European Symposium & Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas) in Weimar, Germany, May 9-10.
The conference takes place every two years, with the 2017 meeting aiming to address the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of biomaterials and closely related areas. It brings together experts in closely related areas, such as biomimetics, biomineralization and biopolymers.
- 21 February 2017
Alvaro Mata has been invited to give a keynote lecture in the 2017 Future Innovators of Regenerative Medicine (FIRM) Symposium. The talk will focus on enabling biomaterials and biofabrication technologies for regenerative medicine. The 2017 FIRM Symposium will take place in Girona, Spain. September 2017.
- 9 January 2017
Our PhD student Sherif Elsharakawy has won the annual Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) Beginners’ Competition for his presentation entitled ‘Multiple Length-Scale Imaging of Biomimetic Hierarchical Mineralized Materials’. His research focuses on engineering protein-based membranes and gels with mineralizing domains in order to develop novel hierarchically ordered apatite crystals as a step towards dental enamel regeneration.
Alvaro Mata to give Invited Talk at the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Interfaces (NaNaInt) 2017 conference in Jerusalem, Israel, April 2-5.
- 31 December 2016
Alvaro Mata has been invited to give a talk at the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Interfaces (NaNaInt) 2017 conference to take place in Jerusalem, Israel, April 2-5. Organizers of the event describe it as “designed to illuminate the diverse aspects of this multidisciplinary field, stimulate conversations among scientists active in this field, and highlight research efforts