The aim of subproject A01 is the systematic investigation and optimization of adhesive, microstructural as well as microscopic and macroscopic mechanical properties of biofabricated hierarchical tissue analogues based on alginate dialdehyde (ADA). This also includes optimizing the temporal degradation of the alginate matrix and its replacement by a cell-generated extracellular matrix. Our long-term goal is to achieve tight control over the temporal changes in adhesive, mechanical and structural properties and the associated cell-biological behavior in alginate-based biofabricated tissues.
Previous academic education: Sc. in Nanotechnology, Sc. in Materials Science: “Characterization of rheological behavior and processability in additive manufacturing of different medical grade alginate gel systems“
Academic Advisor within SFB TRR225: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Dr.-Ing. Rainer Detsch (technical advisor)
Location: Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Biomaterials
Topic of thesis: Systematical investigation of adhesive functionalized and controlled degrading alginate based hydrogels
Main techniques and methodologies to be used: Bioplotting, chemical and physical modification, cell culture, degradation studies, spectroscopy, microscopy, rheology
Previous academic education: Dipl. Ing.
Academic Advisor within SFB TRR225: Prof. Dr. Ben Fabry
Location: Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, LS f Biophysik
Topic of thesis:
Main techniques and methodologies to be used: Software- & Hardware-Development / Mashine Learning / Computer Vision
Rottensteiner-Brandl U, Detsch R, Sarker B, Lingens L, Köhn K, Kneser U, Bosserhoff AK, Horch RE, Boccaccini AR, Arkudas A. (2018) Encapsulation of Rat Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Alginate Dialdehyde/Gelatin Microbeads with and without Nanoscaled Bioactive Glass for In Vivo Bone Tissue Engineering. Materials (Basel). 2018 Oct 1;11(10). pii: E1880. doi: 10.3390/ma11101880.
Steiner D, Lingens L, Fischer L, Köhn K, Detsch R, Boccaccini AR, Fey T, Greil P, Weis C, Beier J, Horch RE, Arkudas A. (2018) Encapsulation of mesenchymal stem cells improves vascularization of alginate-based scaffolds. Tissue Eng Part A. 2018 Mar 20. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2017.0496. Front Cover for Tissue Engineering Part A
Boccaccini AR (2018) Bioactive materials and biofabrication for tissue engineering: achievements and challenges”, Invited presentation at Polytechnic School (Escuela Politecnica Superior, EPS), University of Seville, 31st October 2018 (Seville, Spain).
Boccaccini AR (2018) Development of composite bioinks incorporating bioreactive inorganic particles, Invited presentation at: International Conference on Biofabrication (ISBF) 2018, 28-31 October 2018 (Würzburg, Germany).
Boccaccini AR (2018) Biofabrication with alginate di-aldehyde / gelatin (ADA/GEL) hydrogels: progress, applications and challenges, Oral presentation at: Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 2nd International Biennial Conference BioMaH, Frascati, 8-11 October, 2018 (Rome, Italy).
Boccaccini AR (2018) Bioactive materials and biofabrication for tissue engineering applications. Invited seminar at: CONICET Laboratory of Integration of Cellular Signals at the Institute for Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), 27th August 2018 (Mendoza, Argentina).
Boccaccini AR (2018) Bioactive materials and biofabrication for bone and soft tissue engineering, Invited lecture at: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Medical School, 19th July 2018 (Giessen, Germany).
Boccaccini AR (2018) Bioactive materials and biofabrication for tissue engineering: progress and challenges. Invited speaker at: Junior EUROMAT 2018 Conference, 8-12 July 2018 (Budapest, Hungary).
Boccaccini AR (2018) Enhancing alginate based bioinks for biofabrication: the composites approach, Invited speaker at: 1st TERMIS-EU Workshop on “3D Printing in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering”, 22-23 March 2018 (Warsaw, Poland).
Boccaccini AR (2018) Bioactive materials and biofabrication approaches for hard tissue regeneration, Invited speaker at: 2nd Sino-German Symposium on Reconstruction and Repair of Musculoskeletal Tissues, Mainz University Medical Center, 13-14 March 2018 (Mainz, Germany).