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Name:
Raquel Costa-Almeida
Nacionality: 
PORTUGAL
Position: 
Postdoctoral Fellows
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Background: 

- PhD in Bioengineering, MIT Portugal Program, University of Minho (2014-2017)

- Advanced studies in Bioengineering Systems, MIT Portugal Program (2014-2015)

- Master degree in Biomedical Engineering - Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (2011-2013)

- Graduation in Biology - Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (2007-2011)

Research Area: 

KEYWORDS

  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Tendon regeneration
  • Hydrogels and hydrogel functionalization
  • Mechanical reinforcement of hydrogels
  • Composite fibers
  • Artificial extracellular matrix
  • Cell encapsulation (3D cell culture)
  • Co-culture systems
  • Microfluidics technology
  • Platelet lysates
  • Hypergravity tools for tissue engineering

 

Project: 
  • “Accelerating tissue engineering and personalized medicine discoveries by the integration of key enabling nanotechnologies, marine-derived biomaterials and stem cells” (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000021)
  • MagTendon – “Magnetically assisted Tissue Engineering Technologies for Tendon Regeneration”, European Research Council Consolidator Grant (ERC CdG) 2017, (PI: Manuela E. Gomes), team member.
  • MagTT – “Magnetic Tissue Engineering approaches for Tendon Regeneration”, FCT project 2017-2021,  team member.
  • ChimericFibre4Tendon – “Advanced bio-inspired drug-free materials for tendon-ligament repair”, FCT project 2017-2021, team member
  • Achilles – “Overcoming specific weaknesses in tendon biology to design advanced regenerative therapies”, EC call H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Twinning, team member

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