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Name:
Alexandra P. Marques
Birth: 
1975-03-30
Nacionality: 
PORTUGAL
Position: 
Academic & Research Staff
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Background: 
  • PhD in Materials Science & Technology – Specific area of Biomaterials, University of Minho and in cooperation with the University of Liverpool, UKCTE.
  • Attended the scholar part of the Biomedical Engineering master/doctoral programme, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto.
  • Graduation in Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto.
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Main Research Topics:

  • Skin tissue engineering
  • Bone tissue engineering
  • Vascularization
  • Stem cells differentiation
  • in vitro 3D models

Integration of stem cells and biomaterials knowledge into tissue engineering as a way to define innovative strategies to improve the functionality of bone and skin tissue engineered constructs. The establishment of in vitro 3D culture platforms to understand cellular crosstalk as well to be able to modulate the engineered constructs outcome has been the focus of her work. Mimicking tissue’s native extracellular matrix (ECM) by exploring cell-sheet engineering technology and innovative hydrogel-like matrices has been contributing to address her goal on tackling the limitations of skin tissue substitutes such as the lack of vascularization and the limited source of “regenerative” epidermal cells. 

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