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Functional fibers electrically stimulated muscle tissue regeneration

PhD defence, Thursday, 11 November 2021, Yanping Zhang

2021.11.11 | Mie Meulengracht Christensen

Yanping Zhang

Tissue-engineered constructs developed to resemble the morphological and functional properties of native muscle tissues represent a promising strategy for restoration of damaged muscles. During her PhD studies, Yanping Zhang developed functional scaffolds to guide muscle cell assembly into physiologically relevant architectures for skeletal and cardiac muscle regeneration applications. Yanping Zhang studied how topography and conductivity of scaffolds, as well as external electrical stimulation affect the maturation and function of skeletal and cardiac muscle cells. The new research findings contribute to the improvement of biomaterials for muscle tissue regeneration.

The PhD study was completed at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Faculty of Natural Sciences, and Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 14:15
Place: Building 1593, room 012, iNANO auditorium, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
The PhD defence will also be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Menglin Chen, menglin@bce.au.dk
Title of PhD thesis: Anisotropic and Conductive Melt Electrowritten Fibers Electrically Stimulated Muscle Tissue Regeneration
Contact information: Yanping Zhang, e-mail: yanping@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 9195 0143
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Ana Paula Pêgo, i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto, Portugal
Associate Professor Fan Yang, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, Stanford University, USA
Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal (chairman), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Associate Professor, Menglin Chen, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Co-supervisor:
Professor Duncan Sutherland, iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS, Katrinebjergvej 89F, building 5132, 8200 Aarhus N.

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