Wound healing is a dynamic process requiring a coordinated response. Cells respond to both biochemical and biophysical cues within their microenvironment, together modulating cellular responses. The extracellular matrix not only provides structural support but also cues that regulate cell and tissue level responses. We have defined and tuneable natural and synthetic biomaterials to establish 3D cell model systems to both understand the drivers of regenerative wound healing outcomes and to develop better materials for biomedical application in the treatment of burns and chronic wounds.

Recent work

Nature Comm, 2023, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-36437-9.

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biochemistry, biomaterials, biomedical research, regenerative wound healing, chronic wounds,

Supervisor name/s

Professor Alan Rowan
AIBN Institute Director
Rowan Group

Dr Amanda Kijas
Senior Research Fellow
Rowan Group

Supervisor email/s