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A smart patch that promotes shoulder repair

Edyta Augustyniak

BSc DPhil

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Engineering

My background is in molecular pathology, and my primary research interests lie in advancing understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in tendon and ligament development and natural healing, coupled with the capability of producing complex biomaterials to stimulate tissue regeneration. I apply interdisciplinary and translational approaches to biological questions, and utilise synthetic chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and imaging techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy in my research.

Previously, My DPhil studies focussed on identifying diagnostic targets for fluorophore-labelled antibodies in oesophageal endoscopy for the early detection of oesophageal cancer. Furthermore, I investigated novel biomarkers of neoplastic progression in patients with Barrett’s Oesophagus, a condition known to be a major risk factor for the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Cancer research allowed me to explore the interactions that occur during the initial phases of replication, morphogenesis, differentiation and growth under physiological and pathological conditions. Furthermore, the tissue microenvironment, which I studied extensively in many areas of cancer research, plays a crucial role in cell signalling and regulation of cell functions in health and disease states, and thus has direct application in the fields of tissue engineering and tissue regeneration.

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