BioFabrication of the osteo-chondral interface using multimodal 3D bioprinting
- Research Opportunity
- Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- St Vincent's Hospital
|Dr Cathal O’Connell||Personal web page|
|Prof Peter Choong||Personal web page|
The osteochondral (OC) interface is not only the interface between two tissues, but also the evolution of hard and stiff bone tissue to the softer and viscoelastic articular cartilage covering the joint surface. Reproducing the distributed mechanical of the knee joint has so far remained an insuperable challenge. Now, with the advent of 3D bioprinting, we now have a method to recapitulate the complexity of human tissues for the first time.
In this project, you will use state-of-the-art 3D bioprinters to create complex structures composed of multiple materials, and embedded with human stem cells. In particular, you will explore the layer-by-layer formation of the osteo-chondral interface.
Suited to students with a background in biomedical engineering, materials science, cell biology or similar.
School Research Themes
Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.