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Our student Leander Poocza defended his Thesis

Category : Defenses

On January 16th, our student Leander Poocza presented his thesis entitled «Accessing new Biomedical applications by combining genetic design and chemical modification of Elastin-like recombinamers», developed under the supervisión of Prof. José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello.

Well Done Leander! We wish you all the best!

Our student Doriana Orbanić defended her Thesis

Category : Defenses

On November 19th, our student Doriana Orbanić presented her thesis entitled «MULTIFUNCTIONAL TUNABLE ELASTIN-LIKE RECOMBINAMER-BASED HYDROGELS CUSTOMIZED FOR NEOVASCULARISATION AND DYNAMIC CELL NICHE CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES», developed under the supervision of Prof. José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello and Prof. Matilde Alonso Rodrigo.

The work presented results regarding the development of promising chemically crosslinked hydrogels aimed to be applied for soft tissue regeneration purposes, showing a step forward in the modularity of the system, in comparison to previous studies, and an interesting combination of bioactivities. The biomaterials developed revealed appreciable results in regard to their mechanical features and in in vitro cell culture studies, but also remarkably exhibited outstanding results in in vivo studies. Moreover, a more fundamental study of hybrid silk-elastin like recombinamers has been presented to elucidate more in detail events taking place at a nano- and micro- scale within the system and the possible application of the hydrogels obtained through physical crosslinking for the construction of cell niches. The novel elastin-like recombinamer-based hydrogels presented have exceptional properties and shall be further studied for specific applications.

Well done Doriana! We wish you all the best!

Our student Juan González Valdivieso is awarded for his scientific picture

Category : Awards

Juan González Valdivieso’s picture has been awarded the First Scientific Photography Competition for Young Researchers PHOTOPOL2019 by the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology and Spanish Government in 2019.

Congratulations Juan!

Bioforge’s article is awarded as the best article of young people by the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Category : Awards


Bioforge’s article entitled «Self-Assembling ELR-Based Nanoparticles as Smart Drug-Delivery Systems Modulating Cellular Growth via Akt» has been awarded as the best article of young people by the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM).

Congratulations to the authors!

Our student Filippo Cipriani defended his thesis

Category : Defenses

On October 4th, our student Filippo Cipriani presented his thesis entitled «ENGINEERING RESPONSIVE AND BIOMIMETIC MATERIAL BASED ON ELASTIN-LIKE RECOMBINAMERS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATION» under the supervision of  Prof. José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello and Prof. Israel González de Torre.

In his Thesis, Filippo estudied the ELRs technology with its outstanding properties; the leitmotiv is represented by the development of engineering material in a sort of journey towards the exploration of new possibilities, mashing approaches and crossing boundaries. This Thesis is composed by several chapters regarding the development of novel Biomaterials. Two different gelation mechanisms for hydrogel formation has been explored in order to address the complex issue of Tissue Regeneration for Cartilage and Bone. Moreover, several ELR-designs have been explored for the generation of new classes of smart Biomaterials.

Well done Filippo! We wish you all the best!

Our studen Arturo Ibáñez Fonseca is awarded for his defended thesis

Category : Awards

Arturo Ibáñez Fonseca’s thesis entitled “Novel hydrogel-forming elastin like recombinamers for biomedical applications“ has been awarded Julia Polak European Doctorate Award by the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) in 2018 and, more recently, Extraordinary Doctorate Award by the University of Valladolid (UVa).

Congratulations Arturo!

Our student Tatjana Flora defended her thesis

Category : Defenses

On June 26th, our student Tatjana Flora presented her thesis entitled «Bioenfineered Dynamic Systems based on Elastin-like -Recombinamers» under the supervision of Prof. José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello and Prof. Matilde Alonso Rodrigo.

In her Thesis, Tatjana developed bioengineered systems based on Elastin-like recombinamers for their application in biomedical area.

Well done Tati! We wish you all the best!

We are on TV!

Category : News

Watch our contribution to the TV report about recent research in Spanish Universities!