A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Close date
- Friday, 23 February 2018
- Academic background
- Sciences, Health Sciences
- Host campus
- On-campus or via distance?
- Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (UOC)
- Dr Khoon Lim, Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Professor Martin Kennedy
Our group specialises in using radical mediated photo-polymerisation to 3D bioprint living tissues. In brief, human mesenchymal stem cells will be loaded into specialised light activated bioinks, then 3D printed into desired objects/shapes, with complex and ordered architecture to mimic the native tissue organisation.
This project will investigate the effect of radicals generated during the 3D printing process on cellular DNA damage, and how that affects the differentiation capability of the encapsulated stem cells.
Preferred student expertise
Cell culture experience, molecular biology, basic chemistry knowledge.
This project is one of the many available for the 2018 intake of BBiomedSc(Hons) at the University of Otago, Christchurch campus.
- Visit the University of Otago, Christchurch website for more information about the Honours programme.
- Dr Khoon Lim's staff profile
- Associate Professor Tim Woodfield's staff profile
- Professor Martin Kennedy's staff profile
ContactDr Khoon Lim