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This free workshop is organised by the Manchester Biomaterials Network (ManBioMat) and is held as part of the Advanced Materials In Medicine @ Manchester initiative (Biomaterials Theme). The workshop is supported by the UKRMP2 Acellular Hub, RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Interest Group and Manchester BIOGEL.

The workshop will be held online and will include presentations by specialists in the field of Biomaterial Translation. There will be the opportunity to talk to the keynote speakers and to network with other participants.

This free registration event is targeted at PhD and PDRA researchers in the field of biomaterials and related disciplines and will include a rapid fire presentation competitions with prizes.

Preliminary programme:

09:50 Prof A. Saiani (University of Manchester): Welcome

09:55 Prof Richard Oreffo (University of Southampton): Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine: Skeletal cell based strategies for bone repair from bench to clinic

10:30 Dr Francesca Tallia (Imperial College): 3D printed hybrid scaffolds for bone and cartilage regeneration: from design to in vivo studies

11:05 Coffee Break & Networking

11:15 Prof Deepak Kalaskar (University College London): Co-creation in academic setting for patient benefit : 3D printing approach

11:45 Dr James Armstrong (Imperial College): Controlling the assembly of biomaterials and tissues for regenerative medicine

12:15 Lunch & Networking

13:00 Dr Araida Hidalgo-Bastida (Manchester Metropolitan University): Biomaterials for cardiac applications, from synthetic polymers to extracellular matrix hydrogels

13:30 Dr Jason Wong (University of Manchester): Tendon Repair [TBC]

14:00 Rapid fire and poster presentations competitions.

16:00 Prizes and closing

Speakers biographies:

Professor Richard OC Oreffo DPhil DSc (Oxon)

Richard Oreffo holds the chair of Musculoskeletal Science and is co-founder and Director of the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration. He has held positions in USA, AstraZeneca, and University of Oxford before being appointed to a lectureship in 1999 at the University of Southampton. Richard leads a multidisciplinary research group focused on developing strategies to repair bone & cartilage with translation through to patient benefit a personal key driver.

Richard has published >300 peer-reviewed papers including breakthrough publications on skeletal stem cells and nanotopography, bone regeneration and holds 7 patents. He holds a number of visiting professorships and advisory board positions in EU/SME and Pharma and in 2015 was awarded a Doctor of Science by the University of Oxford. He is founder / CSO of Renovos Biologics Limited; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research. In June 2020 he founded The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation to enable 100 disadvantaged Black British students attend UK universities in the next decade.