Brightlands Science Lecture by Prof. Dr. Pamela Habibovic
Time & Location
About the Event
Regeneration can be described as the body’s intrinsic capacity to repair damaged and diseased organs and tissue and restore their normal function. In the case of severe damage, or when the patient suffers from, for example, a chronic disease, this capacity is often insufficient and an intervention is needed to trigger and help to body in the process of regeneration. Approaches to do so belong to the field of regenerative medicine. Regenerative strategies based on synthetic biomaterials are becoming increasingly attractive as an alternative to strategies based on tissue, cells or growth factors, because they are relatively inexpensive, off-the-shelf available and adaptable to requirements of individual clinical application.
Nevertheless, biomaterials for tissue- and organ regeneration need to be designed in such a way that they exert the desired function in the body, in a spatiotemporally controlled manner. This requires a different set of tools for design of biomaterials and for screening of their interactions with the biological system than is currently used in the field. In this lecture, a number of such tools is discussed, including the application of bioinorganics as synthetic “growth factors”, use of micro- and nanotechnology to independently design chemical and structural properties of biomaterials, application of microfluidics to increase throughput and complexity of screening of material-cell/tissue interactions and the use of nanomaterials to spatiotemporally control the behavior of functional biomaterials in the body.
12.00-12.05h – Welcome by moderator:
Emiel Staring, Managing Director Chemelot InSciTe
12.05-12.15h – Kickstarter lecture by Dr. Niloofar Tahmasebi
"Instructive biomaterials beyond nature"
12.15-12.45h – Science Lecture by Prof. dr. Pamela Habibovic
"Engineering instructive biomaterials for regenerative medicine"
12.45-13.15h – Panel Dialogue
Pieter Emans, orthopedic surgeon at MUMC+
Jessica Gerards, GMP-specialist at Medace
Jens Thies, Director Science & Innovation at DSM Biomedical
13.15 – Closure / Lunch will only be served if the Covid measures will allow it
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