By Dr Yang Liu
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Time: 11:00a.m. – 12:00noon
Venue: Room BC521, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Yang Liu will talk about her group research activates on enabling tissue engineering and regenerative medicine technology from the following aspects:
- 2D cell culture scalability through automation
- Physiologically informed 3D tissue culture using smart bioreactor
- Injectable scaffold and electrospun nano-fibres for treatment of inter-vertebral disc degeneration
- Cellular product availability: thermal and mechanical challenges during transportation
Yang Liu received the B.Sc. degree in pharmacy and biomedical sciences China, the M.Phil. degree in drug delivery and biochemistry from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K., and the Ph.D. degree in dentistry from the University of Birmingham. She was awarded The Smith & Nephew Prize for the best biomaterials PhD student and a Research Councils United Kingdom Academic Fellow. She is currently a senior lecturer in the Healthcare Engineering Group
(http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/mechman/research/groups/healthcareengineering/), Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, U.K.
She is also a member of Interdisciplinary Centre for Biological Engineering (ICBE http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/cg/research/regen/partners_lough.html) and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine (www.epsrc-regen-med.org). Her current research interests include translational research in stem cell and tissue engineering technology and nanotechnology for healthcare, mainly focused on 3-D tissue culture, scale up/out, characterization and quantification of cell/tissue-based products, implants and cell/tissue interactions, cellular mechanics and biological effects of mechanical stimulation.