We are delighted to have Prof Alvaro Mata from The University of Nottingham join us via Zoom to present Complex Tissue Engineering by Harnessing Biological Organization Principles’ next Friday, 22nd April at 13:00 via Zoom ID: https://zoom.us/j/91660317157

Abstract: Living systems have evolved to grow and heal through “biological organization principles” (BOPs) capable of organizing molecular and cellular building-blocks at multiple size scales. These BOPs emerge from cooperative interactions and chemical networks between multiple components, which allow biological systems to diversify, respond, and optimize [1].This talk will present our laboratory’s efforts to combine supramolecular events found in nature such as self-assembly, disorder-to-order transitions, or diffusion-reaction processes with engineering principles and processes to design bioinspired and biocooperative materials and devices (Fig 1). I will describe supramolecular fabrication techniques to develop tuneable hydrogels as disease [2,3] and regeneration [4] models, self-assembling fluidic devices [5], hierarchically mineralizing materials [6], and regenerative implantsResearch – Mata Research

Prof Alvaro Mata is a Chair in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials in the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He is also Chief Innovation Officer of Ourobionics, Vice-President of the Mineralized Tissue Group of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), and Co-Chair of the Manufacturing and Regulatory Committee of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP2) – Smart Materials Hub, and Head of the Division of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapies in the School of Pharmacy. Staff – The University of Nottingham