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Postdoctoral FellowAlessia Longoni image 2021 186

BSc (Cellular Biotechnology, UniSR), MSc (Molebular Biotechnology, UniSR), PhD (Regenerative Medicine, UMC Utrecht)

Tel +64 3 378 6011
Email alessia.longoni@otago.ac.nz

Dr Alessia Longoni studied Biotechnology in Italy. After the completion of her PhD at University Medical Center Utrecht in 2020, she joined the Light Activated Biomaterials group.

Since her Bachelor degree, Alessia has focused on bone and cartilage tissue engineering. Her expertise lies in stem cell biology, their use in combination with biomaterials to promote tissue regeneration, and the development of decellularization/devitalization protocols. In the past years, Alessia also grew an interest for the translational aspects of tissue engineering. In particular, she investigated the suitability of using different in vivo models for preclinical studies.

Alessia’s current projects include the engineering of bioactive scaffolds for the treatment of large bone defects and the revascularization of the necrotic femoral head.

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Publications

Veenendaal, L., Longoni, A., Hooper, G. J., Lim, K. S., Woodfield, T. B. F., & Lindberg, G. C. J. (2022). 3D-bioassembly of VH-spheroids for cartilage regeneration: In vitro evaluation of chondrogenesis, fusion and lateral integration. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2200882. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/admi.202200882

Soliman, B. G., Major, G. S., Atienza-Roca, P., Murphy, C. A., Longoni, A., Alcala-Orozco, C. R., … Woodfield, T. B. F., & Lim, K. S. (2022). Development and characterization of gelatin-norbornene bioink to understand the interplay between physical architecture and micro-capillary formation in biofabricated vascularized constructs. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 11(2), 2101873. doi: 10.1002/adhm.202101873

Longoni, A., Li, J., Lindberg, G. C. J., Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Wise, L. M., Hooper, G. J., Woodfield, T. B. F., Kieser, D. C., & Lim, K. S. (2021). Strategies for inclusion of growth factors into 3D printed bone grafts. Essays in Biochemistry, 65(3), 569-585. doi: 10.1042/ebc20200130

Longoni, A., Pennings, I., Cuenca Lopera, M., van Rijen, M. H. P., Peperzak, V., Rosenberg, A. J. W. P., … Gawlitta, D. (2020). Endochondral bone regeneration by non-autologous mesenchymal stem cells. Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology, 8, 651. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00651

Longoni, A., Utomo, L., van Hooijdonk, I. E. M., Bittermann, G. K. P., Vetter, V. C., Kruijt Spanjer, E. C., … Gawlitta, D. (2020). The chondrogenic differentiation potential of dental pulp stem cells. European Cells & Materials, 39, 121-135. doi: 10.22203/ecm.v039a08

Soliman, B. G., Major, G. S., Atienza-Roca, P., Murphy, C. A., Longoni, A., Alcala-Orozco, C. R., … Woodfield, T. B. F., & Lim, K. S. (2022). Development and characterization of gelatin-norbornene bioink to understand the interplay between physical architecture and micro-capillary formation in biofabricated vascularized constructs. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 11(2), 2101873. doi: 10.1002/adhm.202101873

Journal - Research Article

Veenendaal, L., Longoni, A., Hooper, G. J., Lim, K. S., Woodfield, T. B. F., & Lindberg, G. C. J. (2022). 3D-bioassembly of VH-spheroids for cartilage regeneration: In vitro evaluation of chondrogenesis, fusion and lateral integration. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2200882. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/admi.202200882

Journal - Research Article

Longoni, A., Li, J., Lindberg, G. C. J., Rnjak-Kovacina, J., Wise, L. M., Hooper, G. J., Woodfield, T. B. F., Kieser, D. C., & Lim, K. S. (2021). Strategies for inclusion of growth factors into 3D printed bone grafts. Essays in Biochemistry, 65(3), 569-585. doi: 10.1042/ebc20200130

Journal - Research Article

Longoni, A., Pennings, I., Cuenca Lopera, M., van Rijen, M. H. P., Peperzak, V., Rosenberg, A. J. W. P., … Gawlitta, D. (2020). Endochondral bone regeneration by non-autologous mesenchymal stem cells. Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology, 8, 651. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00651

Journal - Research Article

Longoni, A., Utomo, L., van Hooijdonk, I. E. M., Bittermann, G. K. P., Vetter, V. C., Kruijt Spanjer, E. C., … Gawlitta, D. (2020). The chondrogenic differentiation potential of dental pulp stem cells. European Cells & Materials, 39, 121-135. doi: 10.22203/ecm.v039a08

Journal - Research Article

Garcia, J. P., Longoni, A., Gawlitta, D., Rosenberg, A. J. W. P., Grinstaff, M. W., Töyräs, J., … Pouran, B. (2019). Contrast enhanced computed tomography for real-time quantification of glycosaminoglycans in cartilage tissue engineered constructs. Acta Biomaterialia, 100, 202-212. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.09.014

Journal - Research Article

Koolen, M., Longoni, A., van der Stok, J., Van der Jagt, O., Gawlitta, D., & Weinans, H. (2019). Complete regeneration of large bone defects in rats with commercially available fibrin loaded with BMP-2. European Cells & Materials, 38, 94-105. doi: 10.22203/eCM.v038a08

Journal - Research Article

Lindberg, G. C. J., Longoni, A., Lim, K. S., Rosenberg, A. J., Hooper, G. J., Gawlitta, D., & Woodfield, T. B. F. (2019). Intact vitreous humor as a potential extracellular matrix hydrogel for cartilage tissue engineering applications. Acta Biomaterialia, 85, 117-130. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.12.022

Journal - Research Article

Criscenti, G., De Maria, C., Longoni, A., van Blitterswijk, C. A., Fernandes, H. A. M., Vozzi, G., & Moroni, L. (2018). Soft-molecular imprinted electrospun scaffolds to mimic specific biological tissues. Biofabrication, 10(4), 045005. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/aad48a

Journal - Research Article

Longoni, A., Knežević, L., Schepers, K., Weinans, H., Rosenberg, A. J. W. P., & Gawlitta, D. (2018). The impact of immune response on endochondral bone regeneration. Regenerative Medicine, 3(1), 22. doi: 10.1038/s41536-018-0060-5

Journal - Research Article

Criscenti, G., Vasilevich, A., Longoni, A., De Maria, C., van Blitterswijk, C. A., Truckenmuller, R., … Moroni, L. (2017). 3D screening device for the evaluation of cell response to different electrospun microtopographies. Acta Biomaterialia, 55, 310-322. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.03.049

Journal - Research Article

Criscenti, G., Longoni, A., Di Luca, A., De Maria, C., van Blitterswijk, C. A., Vozzi, G., & Moroni, L. (2016). Triphasic scaffolds for the regeneration of the bone-ligament interface. Biofabrication, 8(1), 015009. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/8/1/015009

Journal - Research Article

Di Luca, A., Longoni, A., Criscenti, G., Lorenzo-Moldero, I., Klein-Gunnewiek, M., Vancso, J., … Moroni, L. (2016). Surface energy and stiffness discrete gradients in additive manufactured scaffolds for osteochondral regeneration. Biofabrication, 8(1), 015014. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/8/1/015014

Journal - Research Article

Di Luca, A., Longoni, A., Criscenti, G., Mota, C., van Blitterswijk, C., & Moroni, L. (2016). Toward mimicking the bone structure: Design of novel hierarchical scaffolds with a tailored radial porosity gradient. Biofabrication, 8(4), 045007. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/8/4/045007

Journal - Research Article

Neves, S. C., Mota, C., Longoni, A., Barrias, C. C., Granja, P. L., & Moroni, L. (2016). Additive manufactured polymeric 3D scaffolds with tailored surface topography influence mesenchymal stromal cells activity. Biofabrication, 8(2), 025012. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/8/2/025012

Journal - Research Article

Garcia, J., Longoni, A., Grinstaff, M. W., Töyräs, J., Weinans, H., Creemers, L. B., & Pouran, B. (2019). Quantitative bioimaging of glycosamoglycans in cartilage tissue-engineering using contrast enhanced computed tomography. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 27(Suppl. 1), (pp. S433). doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.02.458

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Di Luca, A., Klein Gunnewiek, M., Longoni, A., Benetti, E., Mota, C., Vancso, J., … Moroni, L. (2015). Gradient scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Tissue Engineering Part A, 21(Suppl. 1), (pp. S3). doi: 10.1089/ten.tea.2015.5000.abstracts

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Brown, G., Longoni, A., Lim, K., Rosenberg, A., Hooper, G., Gawlitta, D., & Woodfield, T. (2018, September). Vitreous humor as an extracellular matrix hydrogel for cartilage tissue engineering applications. Poster session presented at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) 5th World Congress, Kyoto, Japan.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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