Bioforge research group from the University of Valladolid (UVA) is involved within the Horizon 2020 program together with other German, Austrian, Greek and Dutch colleagues for the development of new hydrogels containing specific properties.
The development is focussed into the creation of sensitive hydrogels for the diagnosis and therapies in the biomedicl field. This kind of hydrogels contains high amount of water and are composed of molecular networks surrounded by pores that confers them high elasticity and strenght.
The TERMIS-EU SYIS Debate Competition has been launched for the first time during the TERMIS-EU 2017 that took place in Davos (Switzerland) the last 26 – 30 June. The topic of the Debate was “Will 3D-Printing or Decellularised organs rescue the donor-based organ scarcity for transplantation?”
The team composed by Daniela Pacheco from Portugal, PhD candidate in Materials Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan (Italy); Sebastião van Uden from Portugal, PhD candidate at Bioengineering Laboratories “BEL” (Italy); and Filippo Cipriani from Italy, PhD candidate at Technical Proteins NanoBiotechnology “TPNBT” (Spain) won the debate for the 3D printing motion.
The Scientific debate has been such an intense, brilliant, unordinary brainstorming. Filippo, Daniela and Sebastião would like to thank the TERMIS – SYIS council for this amazing opportunity.
Alicia Fernández Colino‘s thesis entitled “Thermosensitive injetable hydrogels with enhanced stability based on elastin, silk and leucine zipper motifs for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications” and María Jesús Piña Lancho‘s Thesis entitled “ELR-based nanocomplexes with potential biomedical uses” have been awarded by the University of Valladolid (UVA) as Doctorate Extraordinary Awards.
¿Do you know how scaffolds can be used to fix damaged heart tissue?
Under the project of AngioMatTrain, the following video has been developed to explain to you the concept of cells, how a heart attack happens and how the developed scaffolds can be used to fix damage heart tissue.
Just have a look!
BIOFORGE, from the UVA, design biomaterials able to induce the generation of new blood vessels within the framework of the ANGIOMAT European Project. The consoptium comprises entities from eight diferent countries and the initiative will be extended until 2017.
On July 11th, our student Mohammed Hamed Misbah presented his thesis named “Controlled Formation of Nanostructures Based on Elastin-like Recombinamers” It was carried out under the supervision of Prof. José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello and Prof. Luis Quintanilla Sierra.
In his Thesis, Mohammed study the synergistic combination between multiple and outstanding properties stemmed from different materials: elastin-like recombinamers (ELRs) inspired by natural elastin, calcium phosphate and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Understanding of such fundamental processes aims to construct new ELRs and develop new functional materials, thus transferring new ideas to artificial materials and different applications.
Well done Mohammed! we wish you the best!
María Jesús Piña defended her thesis on the 24th of June. It was entitled “ELR-based nanocomplexes with potential biomedical uses”.
In her thesis, carried out under the supervision of Fco. Javier Arias Vallejo and José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello, she focused in the design and application of novel ELR nanocomplexes for drug and gene delivery. Along her thesis, ELR biomaterials have been used for cancer treatment, and specifically for breast cancer as final goal.
Congratulatios Chus, we wish you the best !!