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Name:
Alexandra P. Marques
Nacionality: 
PORTUGAL
Position: 
Academic & Research Staff
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Background: 
  • Habilitation in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem cells - focus area of Stem Cells, University of Minho.
  • PhD in Materials Science & Technology – Specific area of Biomaterials, University of Minho and in cooperation with the University of Liverpool, UKCTE.
  • Attended the scholar part of the Biomedical Engineering master/doctoral programme, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto.
  • Graduation in Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto.
Research Area: 

Main Research Topics:

  • Skin tissue engineering
  • in vitro 3D tissue and skin diseases models
  • Hair follicle
  • Adipose tissue
  • Bioprinting

Integration of stem cells and biomaterials knowledge into tissue engineering as a way to define innovative strategies to improve skin wound healing. The establishment of in vitro 3D culture platforms (skin, hair follicle, adipose tissue) to understand cellular crosstalk, as well as to be able to modulate the mode of action of the developed strategies, has been the focus of her work. Mimicking tissue’s native extracellular matrix (ECM) by exploring cell-sheet engineering technology and innovative hydrogel-like matrices has been contributing to address those goals.

Project: 

ERC Consolidator Grant ECM-INK -Cells-self Extracellular Matrices-based Bioinks to create accurate 3D diseased skin tissue models, ERC-2016-COG-726061

ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant BioPrint4All - A 3D-bioprinting platform with exchangeable tailor-made print heads to engineer tissue surrogates, ERC-2019-PoC-899953

 

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