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2nd Edition of International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

September 16-17, 2022 | Paris, France

September 16 -17, 2022 | Paris, France
TERMC 2021

Bioprinting bioinspired microenvironments to study cell-matrix interactions

Ruben F Pereira, Speaker at Speaker for Tissue Engineering Conference -
Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Title : Bioprinting bioinspired microenvironments to study cell-matrix interactions


Bioprinting is assuming a central role in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, enabling the fabrication of 3D constructs and in vitro tissue models with biological function. The biophysical and biochemical cues of the cell microenvironment are recognized as key variables determining cell fate and how cells respond to the surrounding niche. We have designed a toolbox of double crosslinked bioinks with tuneable and controllable cues to study the regulatory role of microenvironmental cues on cell behaviour and biological function of bioprinted constructs. Our approach involves the bioprinting of cell niches in which biophysical and biochemical cues can be independently modulated and presented to the cells in a precise manner. Our findings reveal the importance of matrix cues on cell response and their implication on the biological properties of bioprinted constructs.    


Dr. Ruben Pereira is an Assistant Professor of Biomaterials at ICBAS/University of Porto and researcher at the Biofabrication Group (i3S). He holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences with specialization in the development of cell-instructive bioinks for 3D bioprinting. He has been collaborating with the pharmaceutical industry in the design of biomaterials for skin repair and has been involved in research projects supported by the industry, national and international agencies in the fields of bioengineering and tissue engineering. His research focuses on the development of dynamic hydrogels for bioprinting cell microenvironments and in vitro tissue models for regenerative medicine applications.