Tissue engineering is a very interesting, interdisciplinary and dynamically developing area of research. It combines materials science, cell biology, molecular biology, chemistry, medicine and even physics. Our group is mainly focused on fabrication of novel biomaterials and new approaches in Tissue Engineering. Our goal is to find biomaterial which is biocompatible, functional and possess good enough biomechanical properties.
The research activities in our lab include the development of nanomaterials for controlled cell growth i.e. producing MWCNT based matrices and novel modified polymer – carbon material nanocomposites for bone repair and nerve regeneration. Thin, patterned films fabricated via nanolithography are also of our interest. Moreover we study the cell-scaffold interactions, behavior and proper cell differentiation of stem cells on produced matrices/scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine, toxicity and gene expression pattern.
All obtained materials as well as cell growth and adhesion are studied in details via Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam, Raman Spectroscopy and Confocal Microscopy