PhD students

  • Konstantina (Nadia) Soulioti

    Research title:

    Correlating viscoelasticity and microstructure of the tumour environment to enable early detection, diagnosis and invasion of breast cancer.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Delphine Gourdon

    Africa Galvez-Flores

    Research title:

    3D peptide hydrogels for anticancer drug discovery.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Matt Dalby

    Ioannis Angelos Tsigkos

    Research title:

    Bioengineering cancer niches to develop stem cell therapies.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Matt Dalby

    Egle Morta Antanaviciute

    Research title:

    Nanovibrational bioreactor for production of bone graft from mesenchymal stem cells.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Matt Dalby

    Sara Bartlome

    Research title:

    Investigating the potential for MSC-derived extracellular vesicles to induce breast cancer cell dormancy within the bone marrow.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Catherine Berry

    Giuseppe Ciccone

    Research title:

    Photoelastic Gel Microscopy.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Massimo Vassalli

    Simon Clark

    Research title:

    Characterising the immune response to nanokicked mesenchymal stem cells.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Seb Doherty-Boyd

    Research title:

    Synthetic niches for haematopoietic stem cell maintenance and genetic manipulation.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Matt Dalby

    Ana San Felix

    Research title:

    Effect of forces and deformation of the substrate on MSCs metabolism and differentiation.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Martino Guiotto

    Research title:

    Regenerative medicine of peripheral nerve repair.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Mathis Riehle

    Nuttaporn Jarangdej

    Research title:

    Mechanobiology of stretch.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Mathis Riehle

    Olivia Johnson-Love

    Research title:

    Optimisation and scale-up of nanovibrational stimulation to control the differentiation of adult stem cells

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Peter Childs

    Anna Maria Kapetanaki

    Research title:

    Label-free physical biomarkers for next generation cell sorting.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Massimo Vassalli

    Thomas Laverty

    Research title:

    Extracellular vesicles, extracellular matrix and their effects on cancer cells.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Matt Dalby

    Xinyu Li

    Research title:

    Development of new bioactive hydrogels for therapeutics protein delivery during tissue regeneration.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Cristina Gonzalez-Garcia

    Lydia Styliani Marinou

    Research title:

    Advanced coatings to improve the bio-integration of vascular grafts

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Michaela Petaroudi

    Research title:

    Bacterial engineering for the ex vivo expansion of Hematopoietic Stem Cells.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Eonan William Pringle

    Research title:

    Dissipative microenvironments to understand cell response to viscosity.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Marco Cantini

    Mariana Azevedo Gonzalez Oliva

    Research title:

    Role of piezo1 in transducing viscosity cues to the cell nucleus

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Camilla Romagnoli

    Research title:

    Mechanobiology of senescent cells.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Massimo Vassalli

    Sofia Perea Ruiz

    Research title:

    Bioengineering microenvironments to study mechanotransduction in MSCs.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Matt Dalby

    Alvaro Sanchez-Rubio

    Research title:

    '3D Bioprinting: new materials and structures for tissue engineering.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron=Sanchez

    Marta Cubero Sarabia

    Research title:

    Remote mechanical stimulation of stem cells for osteochondral regenerative therapy.

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Massimo Vassalli

    Sabah Sardar

    Research title:

    Identification of Label-free Biomarkers in Visceral Myopathy

    1st Supervisor:

    Dr Massimo Vassalli

    Stylianos Sarrigiannidis

    Research title:

    Collagen Calcium Phosphate Composite Devices for Bone Augmentation

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Christina Schofield

    Research title:

    Engineering a Novel In Vitro Model of the Blood-Brain Barrier.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Alexandre Trubert

    Research title:

    'Bioactive hydrogels for stem cell engineering.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

    Yinbo Xiao

    Research title:

    Bioengineering the hematopoietic stem cell niche.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Matt Dalby

    Haoming Wang

    Research title:

    Viscosity in the integrin-growth factor cross-talk.

    1st Supervisor:

    Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez