Dynamic microfluidic in vitro differentiation of stem cells for cartilage regeneration in surgical 3D bioprinting

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
St Vincent's Hospital
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Carmine Onofrillo Personal web page
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Serena Duchi Personal web page

Project Details

With this study we aim to characterize in vitro the characteristics of newly regenerated cartilage starting from 3D bioprinted stem cells once dynamically stimulated (using a diffusion bioreactor) with chondrogenic differentiation media.

From this project the candidate will acquire skills and experience in stem cells culturing, 3D biopriting, microfluidic perfusion bioreactor, molecular and immunostaining analyses.

This project will provide opportunity for the student to take part in discovery and development process for the future application of the Biopen in clinical settings.

This project is suited for a Master/PhD research project.

The experimental work for this project will be conducted at the 3DBioFab@ACMD, St.Vincent Hospital, Melbourne.

School Research Themes


Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research
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

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital

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