Distinguished iNANO Lecture: Bridging the gap - harnessing skeletal stem cells, nanotopography and biomaterials for bone repair
Professor Richard Oreffo, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
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iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Bridging the gap - Harnessing Skeletal Stem Cells, Nanotopography and Biomaterials for Bone Repair
Richard Oreffo holds the chair of Musculoskeletal Science and is co-founder of the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration at Southampton. He has held positions at AstraZeneca, and University of Oxford before being appointed to a lectureship in 1999 at the University of Southampton. Richard is internationally recognised for his work on skeletal biology and the mechanisms involved in skeletal stem cell differentiation and bone regeneration. Richard leads a multidisciplinary research group focused on developing strategies to repair bone & cartilage and understanding bone development; including the role of epigenetics in musculoskeletal diseases.
Richard manages a significant research grant portfolio (~£4.5m), has published over 225 peer-reviewed full papers (H-index 48; >8,000 citations), including breakthrough publications on skeletal stem cells and nanotopography, bone regeneration as well as epigenetics in Osteoarthritis in Nature Materials, ACS Nano, Stem Cells, Small, Arthritis and Rheumatism; holds 6 patents and is co-editor of “Epigenetic aspects of Chronic Diseases” Highly Commended in 2012 BMA Medical Book Awards. He serves / has served on a number of Research Council / Charity Committees, Industrial committees and international advisory boards, holds a number of visiting professorships and is on the editorial boards of five journals and is a Fellow of the Institute of Biology.
Coffe, tea and bread will be served from 10:00 in front of the auditorium
|Host: Senior researcher Morten Foss, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Aarhus