The consortium formed by the BIOFORGE group from the University of Valladolid and the Queen Mary’s University from London, has developed a new method to form mineralized materials with the aim to regenerate hard tissues such as enamel and bone. This study can be read at Nature Communications
On May 4th, our student Constancio González presented his thesis named “Study of the properties and applications of silk elastin-like recombinamers” under the supervision of Prof. José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello and Prof. Alessandra
In his Thesis, Constancio developed several Elastin Like Recombinamers based on silk domains for their use into different applications such as mucoadhesion and wound healing.
Well done Ito! we wish you the best!
Arturo Ibáñez Fonseca defended his thesis, entitled “Novel hydrogel-forming elastin like recombinamers for biomedical applications”, on the 24th of November 2017. In his thesis, carried out under the supervision of Fco. Javier Arias Vallejo and Matilde Alonso Rodrigo, Arturo studied the biocompatibility of ELR-based hydrogels to use them in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. Specifically, he showed that these hydrogels promoted bone regeneration in vivo. Moreover, fluorescent hydrogels were also obtained, showing a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) when ELRs genetically fused to two different fluorescent proteins were combined to form the hydrogels. In summary, his thesis sheds light on the use of ELRs in biomedical applications.
Congratulations Arturo, we wish you the best!!
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.