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Prof Julien Gautrot


Research Group Members

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Dr Di Ciò
DI CIò, Stefania
Dr Bosch Fortea
Prof Gautrot
MEGONE, William

Current PhD Projects

Thesis Title
Biophysics of Self-Assembled Protein Nanosheets for Stem Cell-Based Biotechnologies
Bonding of soft tissues to hydroxyapatite
Cardiomyocytes, Mechanobiology, Rigidity sensing, Micropatterning, Traction Force Measurement
Design of a microfluidics integrated microvascularised human skin-on-a-chip tissue model
Design of an organ-on-a-chip model of soft-hard tissue interfaces
Design of nanosheets and microdroplet technologies
Design of synthetic nanostructured hydrogel to regulate microvascularisation
Development of a new High Throughput CRISPR platform for detection of microRNA
Development of blood interactive self-assembling systems
Engineering retinal vascularization on a chip to model pathological events in eye diseases and study the effect of modulator drugs
Extraction of lipids from algae suspensions for biofuel applications
Microdroplet-based microfluidics for direct reprogramming of human pluripotent stem cells
Organ-on-chip platform for biomechanical stimulation
Physical, mechanical and structural properties of organogels for oral care application
Polymer brush vectors for 3D RNA delivery
Self Healing Elastomers
Self-assembled peptide droplet interfaces for simple screening of stem cell microenvironments and micromanipulation of colonies
Silicone elastomers and 3D printing
Study of Liquid-liquid interfaces
Study of the mechanical properties of liquid-liquid interfaces

Past PhD Projects

Thesis TitleYear
Culture of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Nanosheets Assembled at the Surface of Liquid Microcarriers2021
A Novel Role for microRNA-214 in Inflammatory Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation from Adventitia Stem/progenitor Cells and Arterial Remodelling2020
Design of Biomaterials for Soft Tissue Adhesion2020
Hyaluronic acid-based peptide-functionalised engineered soft matrices via thiol-ene coupling2020
Novel Glycopolymer Architectures for Biological Applications: A Supramolecular Approach2020
Biomaterials Design for Epicardial Placement of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cardiac Repair2019
Design and Characterisation of Soft Biomaterials and Interfaces for Bio-Adhesives and Cell Culture2019
Developing a novel organ-on-a-chip model to study ovarian cancer2019
Mircrofluidic-based Model of the Microvasculature to Study the Impact of Glycocalyx on Angiogenesis2019
Nanofabrication and Engineering of Gene Delivery Vectors2019
Cationic polymer brush coated nanoparticles for gene delivery2018
Generating modular synthetic proteins2018
Mechanoregulation of nucleus architecture and genome function in pluripotent stem cells2018
Silicone Cross-linking Chemistries: From Kinetics to Dynamics of Mechanical Properties for Biomedical Applications2018
Micro-patterning of peptide-based biomaterials2017
Nano-scale regulation of mechano-transduction and stem cell fate decision2017
Nanoengineered electrospun fibre for drug release and cell culture2017
Nanoscale engineering of interfaces to control stem cell behaviour and mechano-transduction2017
Developing Cationic Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery2016