UROP Project

3D Bioprinting: technology-driven research in the field of tissue engineering

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
590
Category:
UROP International, UROP Network
Field:
Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Faculty:
10
Organisation unit:
Dental Materials and Biomaterials Research (Prof. Fischer, www.biomaterials-research.de)
Language Skills:
English
Computer Skills:
CAD (optional), Programming (optional), CFD Simulation (optional)
Others:
-A medical certificate that confirms a full hepatitis B immunization is required to work in our S1 bioprinting lab. -We prefer students who can stay until the end of August.

MoveOn

Bioprinting technology enables to build up constructs made of hydrogels in 3D loaded by living human cells. Among the different bioprinting techniques in particular drop-on-demand printing, microextrusion, and acoustic bioprinting as well as combinations thereof are focused in our lab. Subsequently to the printing procedure the embedded cells mature towards functional 3D tissues in a cultivation process. Such bioprinted and matured tissues can be used as 3D in vitro models to study fundamental biological mechanisms or as drug screening platforms and - to some extent - for in vivo replacement of tissues. www.biomaterials-research.de

Task

-Testing and improving the bioprinting devices in our lab -Synthesis and characterization of novel hydrogels -Biofabrication of cell loaded hydrogel constructs -Analysis of the 3D printed structures (mechanically and biologically) -Development of novel biofabrication concepts

Requirements

Knowledge and strong interest in one of the following fields: -Tissue Engineering -Biomedical Engineering -Mechanical Engineering -Electrical Engineering Students will work in the lab where patient derived material is regularly used. For this reason, a confirmation that the antibody titer against hepatitis B is higher than 100 IU/L is required.