Underpinning Bioengineering

Work from Prof Gautrout showing cells proliferating on nanosheets self-assembled at liquid-liquid interfaces
Work from Prof Gautrot showing cells proliferating on nanosheets self-assembled at liquid-liquid interfaces

Researchers in the Centre for Predictive in vitro Models are actively engaged in Bioengineering research that underpins the development of new in vitro models and organ-on-a-chip technology. This includes aspects of biomaterials, manufacture, 3D printing and microfluidics. This area of work links closely with the Queen Mary Institute of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Division within the School of Engineering and Materials Science.

In addition, Queen Mary University of London has a critical mass of researchers in the area of Mechanobiology, exploring the effects of mechanical stimuli on cell function.  This requires understanding of the physiological and pathological biomechanics and the development of bioengineering technology to apply these stimuli within the context of predictive in vitro models. In addition mechanical stimuli in the form of physical or topographical cues may be used within in vitro models to drive cell differentiation and the production of physiologically relevant extracellaular matrix.

People

  • Prof Julien Gautrot
    Theme Lead for Underpinning Bioengineering
    Professor of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Tina Chowdhury
    Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof John Connelly
    Professor of Bioengineering, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Karin Hing
    Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Thomas Iskratsch
    Professor of Cardiovascular Mechanobiology and Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr. Ahmed Ismail
    Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Martin Knight
    Professor of Mechanobiology, Dean for Research, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Steffi Krause
    Professor of Electroanalytical Systems, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof David Lee
    Professor of Cell & Tissue Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Yung-Yao Lin
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Matteo Palma
    Professor of Physical Chemistry and Nanomaterials, Queen Mary Univeristy of London
  • Dr Marco Pensalfini
    Lecturer in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Hazel Screen
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Julia Shelton
    Professor of Biomechanical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Greg Slabaugh
    Director of the Digital Environment Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London
  • Prof Zion Tse
    Academy of Medical Sciences Professor in Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Stefaan Verbruggen
    Lecturer in Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London