Biomaterials

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Scientists are closer to understanding how to grow replacement bones with stem cell technology, thanks to research published today

Molly Stevens

Molly Stevens is currently Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. She joined Imperial in 2004 after a Postdoctoral training in the field of tissue engineering with Professor Robert Langer in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). . Research in regenerative medicine within her group includes the directed differentiation of stem cells, the design of novel bioactive scaffolds and new approaches towards tissue regeneration.

Alexandra Porter

Alexandra’s research uses high resolution electron microscopy to visualize interactions between cells and bio- or nano-materials. Her current interest is to develop novel methodologies to image nanoparticles within cellular compartments using novel TEM techniques such as 3-D electron tomography and energy-filtered TEM. The overall goal of this work is to understand the impact of synthetic nanoparticles on human health and the environment. She is also involved in applying these techniques to characterise interfaces between tissues and biomaterials (e.g.

Julian Jones

The Jones groups's research interests are highly multidisciplinary but revolve around the development of nanostructured bioactive porous scaffolds for tissue engineering, including macroporous and nanoporous bioactive glasses and novel nanocomposite materials. The cellular response to macro and nano structure is vitally important and materials characterization is a key area. At the atomic scale, cutting edge characterization techniques are employed, such as neutron diffraction and synchrotron source X-rays.

Daniel Bracewell

Dr Bracewell's research is in the area of bioprocess analysis. The area is fundamentally linked to the speed and capabilities of the analytical techniques used. The rise of "omics" (genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics) has lead to significant efforts in the area of analytical instrumentation to match these needs. This offers exciting possibilities to those engaged in the analysis of processes involving biological molecules at every scale.

 

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