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TCBE Research Seminars

July 2019

brian johnstone

alison mcguigan

Previous Seminars

Osentia: A Novel Screening Tool for Fracture Risk
Mark Towler, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,   Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Understanding joint maturation through mechanobiology
Megan Killian, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware

Multiscale structuring techniques for biomimetic bone tissue models
David Bassett, Healthcare Technologies Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

Cells in their dynamic environment – implications for cell therapy and regenerative medicine
Alicia El Haj, FREng, FRSB,  Healthcare Technology Institute, Institute of Translational Medicine, School of Chemical engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Modulation of Disease Progression in Osteoarthritis: Mechanistic and Translational insights
Mary Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine, NUI, Galway and Principal Investigator, REMEDI Orthobiology Group, NUI, Galway

Optical elastography – imaging the micro-scale mechanical properties of tissue
Brendan Kennedy, Laboratory Head, BRITElab, Harry Perkins, Institute of Medical Research, Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Western Australia,
Chief Scientific Officer, OncoRes Medical

Digitizing the interface between cells and biomaterials
Jan de Boer, Laboratory of BioInterface Science, Dept. of Biomedical   Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Mechanobiology and biomechanical modeling of atheroma plaque initiation and development
Estefanía Peña, Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, PhD, Deputy Director of Aragón Institute of Engineering Research, University of Zaragoza

Melt Electrowriting: A Method to Design and 3D Print Microscale Objects
Paul Dalton, Professor at the University of Würzburg, Germany

Elisabeth Engel, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Spain. CIBER Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology, Spain. Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, EEBE, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

What can Tissue Engineering tell us about the biology of the cornea?
Che Connon, Professor of Tissue Engineering, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University

Correcting pathological tissue formation with materials
Liam M Grover, Professor of Biomaterials Science, Director of the Healthcare Technologies Institute, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham

Mechanobiological and Cellular Signaling in Bone Marrow
Glen Niebur, Professor Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Professor Bioengineering Graduate Program and Professor College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Optimising medical device soft tissue integration through mechanical interaction and surface topographical methods
Eoin O’Cearbhaill, Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Principal Investigator

Sensors and probes for multi-parametric FLIM microscopy of 3D tissue models
Dr. Ruslan Dmitriev, Research Fellow, SFI Starting Investigator,School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork

Biomechanics of atherosclerotic plaque rupture
Dr. Frank Gijsen, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical   Engineering of the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

Optimizing the Performance of Endovascular Stents: Cells, Vessels, and Connected Devices
Abdul Barakat, CNRS Director of Research - Hydrodynamics Laboratory(LadHyX),   AXA Professor of Mechanics and Biology, Ecole Polytechnique, FRANCE

Using mouse models to understand osteoarthritis pathogenesis
Frank Beier, Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, University of Western Ontario and a member of Western’s Bone and Joint Institute. Professor and the Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Bioengineering approaches to address neural injury from regenerative medicine to nanotherapeutics
Sarah Stabenfeldt, Associate Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Biomaterial delivery of synergistic therapeutics to manipulate bone metabolism and promote repair
Ciara Murphy, Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG) & Science Foundation   Ireland (SFI) Advanced Materials and Bio-engineering Research (AMBER), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin, Ireland

Studying biophysical properties of tissue with quantitative multi-component T2 MRI
Dr Piotr Kozlowski, Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiology and   Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Associate Director of the UBC MRI Research Centre

Hydrogel microengineering: a route to better in vitro tumour models
Kristopher A. Kilian, School of Chemistry, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Australian   Centre for NanoMedicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney

MSCs not stem cells
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D. , Director, Skeletal Research Center, Professor, Departments of Biology; General Medical Sciences (Oncology);  Pathology and Biomedical Engineering Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Recapitulating Embryonic Development to Regenerate Tendon with Stem Cells 
Catherine K. Kuo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Department of Orthopaedics and Center for Musculoskeletal Research,   University of Rochester Medical Center

Unravelling how bi-directional cell-biomaterial interactions direct stem cell fate in 3D
Dr Eileen Gentleman, Senior Research Fellow & Principal Investigator, Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology, King's College London

A Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis Model for Screening Therapeutics and Related Mechanically-Activated Drug Delivery
George R. Dodge, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the   Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Gene therapy for cartilage repair: current status and future perspectives
Dr. Magali Cucchiarini, Associate Professor in Molecular Biology, Saarland University and Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany

Mechanically-driven growth and remodeling of native and tissue-engineered heart valves
Sandra Loerakker, Assistant professor in Modeling in Mechanobiology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology

Growing valves inside the heart
Carlijn Bouten, Professor of Cell-Matrix Interaction in Cardiovascular Regeneration, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology

Functional Nanobiomaterials for Immunoengineering and Immunotherapy
Dr. JaeyunKim Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Samsung Advanced Institute of Health Sciences & Technology, SungkyunkwanUniversity (SKKU), South Korea