Cartilage regeneration for in surgical 3D bioprinting
- Research Opportunity
- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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- St Vincent's Hospital
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Summary The goal of our research is to prevent the onset of Osteoarthritis by regenerating cartilage using a unique 3D printing technology, that requires multiple iteration steps to select the optimal combination of a biocompatible material and stem cells, to efficiently regenerate cartilage.
The goal of our research is to prevent the onset of Osteoarthritis by regenerating cartilage using a unique 3D printing technology, that requires multiple iteration steps to select the optimal combination of a biocompatible material and stem cells, to efficiently regenerate cartilage.
With this project we aim to characterize in vitro and in human ex vivo models the characteristics of newly regenerated cartilage starting from 3D bioprinted stem cells once induced towards chondrogenic differentiation. In vitro and ex vivo models for evaluating cartilage repair/regeneration are of great value for transferring various culture systems into clinically relevant situations.
From this project the candidate will acquire skills and experience in stem cells culturing, 3D biopriting, perfusion bioreactors, molecular and immunostaining analyses, microCT imaging.
This project will provide opportunity for the student to take part in discovery and development process for future application of cartilage repair strategies in clinical settings.
This project is suited for a Honor/Master/PhD research project.
The experimental work for this project will be conducted at the 3DBioFab@ACMD, St.Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
School Research Themes
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
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