Electroactive biological materials, three-dimensional cell encapsulation in extracellular matrix like hydrogels

 

Investigator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guoxin Tan (Visiting researcher)Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guoxin Tan

Collaborators: Dr. Kai Zheng, Dr. Rainer Detsch, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini

 

Cauerstraße 6
91058 Erlangen
Room 0.010
Phone: +49 (0)9131 85-20807

e-mail: guoxin.tan@fau.de

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guoxin Tan is Professor of Bioactive materials at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Guangdong University of Technology, China. She is currently a visiting researcher (from Oct, 2017 to Sep, 2018) at the Institute for Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The research activities of Prof. Tan are in the fields of bio-electroactive materials [1-2], cell encapsulation in hydrogels [3-4] and polymer/ inorganic composites [5-6] for bone engineering, functional and/or structural applications.

[1] G.X. Tan, et al. Electrically Reversible Redox-Switchable Polydopamine Films for Regulating Cell Behavior, Electrochimica Acta 228, 343-350 (2017)

[2] L. Zhou, G.X.Tan, et al. Highly Water‐Dispersible, Highly Conductive, and Biocompatible Polypyrrole‐Coated Silica Particles Stabilized and Doped by Chondroitin Sulfate, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 32 (12), 1068-1077 (2015)

[3] G.X.Tan, et al. Covalent Bonding of an Electroconductive Hydrogel to Gold‐Coated Titanium Surfaces via Thiol‐ene Click Chemistry. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 301 (12), 1423-1429 (2017)

[4] G.X.Tan, et al. Cell-laden photocrosslinked GelMA–DexMA copolymer hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties for tissue engineering, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 25 (9), 2173-2183 (2014)

[5] G.X. Tan, et al. Surface-Selective Preferential Production of Reactive Oxygen Species on Piezoelectric Ceramics for Bacterial Killing, ACS applied materials & interfaces 8 (37), 24306-24309 (2016)

[6] Z.N. Zhou, G.X.Tan, et al. Polarization of an electroactive functional film on titanium for inducing osteogenic differentiation. Scientific reports 6, 35512 (2016)