17 November 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Venue: SEMS Seminar Room, Engineering Building, Mile End
Professor Denitsa Docheva, Regensburg University, will be the next speaker in the Institute of Bioengineering Seminar Series with “Mechanisms of tendon generation, degeneration and regeneration”.
Professor Docheva writes: "Tendon and ligament tissues are fascinating in their simplistic appearance of tissue architecture coupled with outstanding biomechanical properties. In the last decade,the mechanisms governing their development, degenerative disease progression and step-wise repair process are becoming better understood. In this talk, I will present an overview of our basic research work on these following points:
(i)Tendongeneration: I will discuss our finding on the role of growth and biomechanical factors influencing tendon stem cells;
(ii)Tendon degeneration: I will provide evidence showing disturbed cell-cell and cell-matrix contacts are involved in loss of tissue integrity;
(iii)Tendon regeneration: I will present in vivo data on the application and performance of various cell populations in tendon repair."