Have a look at this recent article, if you want to know how surface arhitectures can affect cell behaviour.
The ability to control the interaction between functional biomaterials and biological systems is of great importance for tissue engineering. Using natural surfaces as templates for bioinspired design can stimulate progress in the field of regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and materials science. This collaborative literature review article aims to combine the state of the art knowledge in natural and artificial surfaces, with an emphasis on material properties known to affect cell behaviour.
Click here for the full paper.
Our colleague Jorge Alfredo Uquillas wins the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Best Chapter Award.
Jorge served as the 2019-2020 EMBS Ecuador Chapter President and worked along volunteers and members to expand the bioengineering field in Ecuador and serve as a bridge to work with medical doctors. See further details here.
We congratulate Jorge for his excellent achievement!
It's our pleasure to announce that jandeboerlab publishes on education for the first time!
The CBL (Challenge based Learning) setting of Applied Cell Biology Course which was designed and ran for the first time last year by Sultan and Jan will be presented as a short paper in the annual congress of of European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI). We are very enthusiastic to share our experiences also in education!
Some outstanding comments from the reviewers are:
'Interesting short paper about a case of course development in the disciplinary field of Biomedical Engineering. Curriculum redesign towards Challenge Based Learning as the central topic is very well outlined. CBL as a strategic learning methodology has been analysed in different aspects of learning, interdisciplinary content and education. The design evaluation shows opportunities for further development of the curriculum'.
'Thanks very much for your very clear paper. I really loved to read it, though Bio Medical Engineering is not my topic. It will give the audience a good idea about the curriculum design / redesign in your field and I believe good opportunities to learn from your cases'.
We have an exciting M.Sc. project on calorimetric detection of lithium in whole blood using microfluidic sensing systems for motivated students with a background in biomedical or mechanical engineering.
If you are interested, please see details here.
Have a look at our recent preprint in Biorxiv here! In this work, we took inspiration from Nature to optimize materials surface topographies using evolutionary algorithms. We show that successive cycles of material design, production, fitness assessment, selection, and mutation results in optimization of biomaterials designs.