Cellular BioMechanics & BioMaterials

We explore the interaction between cells, their surrounding matrix, and biomaterials for the development of new muskuloskeletal treatment strategies. We design micro-environments that provide specific mechanical, geometrical, and biochemical signals to support and control endogenous healing cascades.

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The Physical Cues and Regeneration group is headed by

Dr. Amaia Cipitria

Emmy Noether Research Fellow at the MPIKG & Guest Researcher at the JWI
At the JWI: Since 2009

Patterned hydrogel degradation to guide cellular response, matrix deposition and in-vivo tissue regeneration

Aline Lückgen

In this project we aim to direct cell migration, matrix deposition and its microstructure through spatial and temporal control of degradation properties of click alginate hydrogels. The ultimate goal is to guide in-vivo tissue regeneration through controlled hydrogel degradation.