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Development of biomaterials technologies for bone tissue engineering - Seminar - 26th August 2016

Published: 15 August 2016

Dr Masaya Yamamoto, Kyoto University Japan. Associate Professor, Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences

 

13:00 - 14:00 26th August 2016
Somers Lecture Theatre, Level A, IDS Building, SGH
Bone & Joint Seminar part of the HDH Seminar Series

 

Abstract:

Biomaterials technologies play a pivotal role in bone tissue engineering not only as a tool to induce bone regeneration but also as a method to evaluate the quality of regenerated bone. To this end, several material sciences, such as polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry have been combined to investigate the biomaterials technologies. In this presentation, I will touch mainly on three topics, including hydrogel-based biomaterials as a carrier for the controlled release of bone morphogenetic protein-2 for bone regeneration, hydrogel-based biomaterials as a cell substrate for the lineage specification of mesenchymal stem cells, and spectroscopic techniques as a tool for evaluating the quality of regenerated bone.

 

 

Bio:

Dr. Yamamoto is the Associate Professor in Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, and Department of Mammalian Regulatory Network, Graduate School of Biostudies, at Kyoto University, Japan. He received his B.Eng. degree in Polymer Chemistry from Kyoto University in 1994, and his Ph.D. degree in engineering under the supervision of Prof. Yoshito Ikada from Kyoto University in 1999. He was appointed as a research associate in Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University in 1999 with the support of “Research for the Future Program on Regenerative Medicine” by JSPS. In the meantime he worked with Dr. Carsten Werner as a visiting scientist in Department of Polymer Surface Chemistry, Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany. He joined the research group of Prof. Yasuhiko Tabata in 2000 and worked as an Assistant Professor in Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University. He was also appointed as a researcher in the PRESTO program of nanostructure and material property supported by JST from 2002 to 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he worked with Prof. Shahin Rafii as a visiting fellow in Ansary Stem Cell Institute, Department of Genetic Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Since 2011, he has been the Associate Professor in Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences and Department of Polymer Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University. His research interests relate to stem cell manipulation with biomaterial-based artificial microenvironments, vascularized tissue fabrication with stimuli-responsive sacrificial biomaterials, and spectroscopic analyses for regenerated tissues. He is on the editorial board for several journals, including PLoS ONE, Tissue Engineering, and Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering. He has won numerous awards including Young Investigator Award from Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, Young Investigator Award from Japanese Society for Biomaterials, and Nakatsuji Award from Kyoto SMI.

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For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Julia Budd on 023 8120 5460 or e-mail: J.C.Budd@soton.ac.uk

 

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