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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Printing in Life Sciences Conference

Luiz Bertassoni's Biography

Luiz Bertassoni, Assistant Professor, Oregon Health and Science University/The University of Sydney

Dr. Luiz E. Bertassoni graduated with a PhD in Biomaterials from University of Sydney in Australia, and with postdoctoral degrees from University of California San Francisco, Harvard Medical School and MIT. Currently, Dr. Bertassoni is an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University, and holds an honorary appointment in Biomaterials and Bioengineering at University of Sydney. Dr. Bertassoni leads a multidisciplinary research group working on various aspects of biomaterials and tissue engineering. His work has appeared in journals such as Advanced Materials, Lab on a chip, Acta Biomaterialia, Biofabrication and many others. His recent work on bioprinting of blood vessels and vascularized tissues have received extensive attention in the popular media and in 2014 it was selected as one of the 100 most important scientific discoveries of the year by Discover Magazine. Luiz is a recipient of over 20 national and international research awards and 8 competitive research grants. He currently serves as an ad-hoc reviewer or editorial board member for over 20 journals and is also an invited editor for a book on engineering of mineralized tissues. Dr. Bertassoni's research addresses microscale strategies for tissue engineering; micro-and nanoscale structural and mechanical properties of mineralized tissues; and different aspects of microfluidics and ‘organs-on-a-chip’.

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From Bioprinting of Vascular Networks to Fabrication of Reconfigurable Hydrogel Microfluidics

Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 16:00

Add to Calendar ▼2015-07-09 14:30:002015-07-09 15:30:00Europe/LondonFrom Bioprinting of Vascular Networks to Fabrication of Reconfigurable Hydrogel

Fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) organoids with controlled microarchitectures has been shown to enhance tissue functionality. Bioprinting can be used to precisely position cells and cell-laden materials to generate controlled tissue architecture. Therefore, it represents an exciting alternative for organ fabrication. Our group has been interested in developing innovative bioprinting-based microscale technologies, both to improve our understanding human tissues and to increase our ability to regenerate them with improved function. In this seminar, we will present novel bioprinting techniques to fabricate 3D cell-laden organoids. We will also demonstrate a new technique we developed to bioprint biomimetic microvascular networks embedded within macroscale cell-laden tissue constructs. These techniques have been used to engineer hepatocyte-laden hydrogels on-a-chip and to fabricate osteon-like structures mimicking vascularized bone. Additionally, we have adapted a bioprinting technique to fabricate hydrogel-based three-dimensional microchannel networks that can be dynamically reconfigured on demand for microfluidics applications. The use of these technologies in various regenerative applications will be presented.

Add to Calendar ▼2015-07-08 00:00:002015-07-09 00:00:00Europe/London3D-Printing in Life Sciences