- 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.
- 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.
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 …
- 31 July 2016
Sherif Elsharkawy of the Mata Group has been awarded a highly competitive travel award from the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC). The award covers travel to the highly prestigious Biomineralization GRC 2016, in which Sherif will present his most recent work on hierarchical biomineralization of protein-peptide based scaffolds for the formation of enamel-like structures.
“Gordon Research Conferences, founded in 1931 and headquartered in Rhode Island, is an organization that organizes prestigious international scientific conferences dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. GRC organizes over 365 conferences, each highlighting the latest, cutting-edge research in fields ranging from physics to neurobiology, material science to medicine.” – Gordon Research Conferences Organization: www.grc.org