Rutherford Discovery Fellow 2012-2017BE(Hons)(Cant) MASc(Tor) PhD(Twente)
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Tim B. F. Woodfield, PhD is Professor of Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He leads the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group and is Director of the University of Otago Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine.
His research platform involves development of novel bioinks and bioresins, biofabrication, spheroid bioassembly and additive manufacturing of medical devices applied to regenerative medicine of cartilage and bone, advanced 3D in vitro tissue culture models, and high throughput screening.
He has published over 160 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and published conference proceedings (h-index: 42; Scopus) and has over 7100 citations (Scopus). He has received a number of awards and fellowships including a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship from the Royal Society of New Zealand | Te Apārangi, as well as receiving the 2020 Research Excellence Award from the Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) and the University of Otago Research Gold Medal. He was awarded Fellow, Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE) in 2020 by the International Union of Societies in Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE).
He has attracted over NZ$28 million in competitive research funding as a Principal or Associate Investigator through grants from the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment, Royal Society of New Zealand | Te Apārangi, New Zealand Health Research Council, AO Foundation, as well as the European Commission (EU-FP7).
He is the President of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) and former President of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE). He was elected to the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Asia Pacific (TERMIS-AP) Council and is an Executive Editorial Board Member for Biofabrication; an Editorial Board Member for Advanced Healthcare Materials and APL Bioengineering; and Associate Editor for Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology.
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
- Principal Investigator, Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group
- Director, University of Otago Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine
- Theme Leader, Regenerative Medicine – University of Otago Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
- Adjunct Senior Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
- Principal Investigator, Centre of Research Excellence in Medical Technologies
- Associate Investigator, Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Diversity
- President-Elect & Exec Board Member
International Society for Biofabrication
- Past President
Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE)
- Council Member
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society, Asia-Pacific Chapter (TERMIS-AP)
Biofabrication Thematic Group, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
- Editorial Board Member
- Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member
Frontiers in Biomaterials
- Editorial Board Member
Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
- Stem cell and scaffold-based regeneration of cartilage and bone
- Bio-fabrication and advanced bio-ink/bio-resins
- Orthopaedic medical device development
Shum, J. M., Gadomski, B. C., Tredinnick, S. J., Fok, W., Fernandez, J., Nelson, B., … Hooper, G. J., Puttlitz, C., … Woodfield, T. B. F. (2023). Enhanced bone formation in locally-optimised, low-stiffness additive manufactured titanium implants: An in silico and in vivo tibial advancement study. Acta Biomaterialia, 156, 202-213. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2022.04.006
Murphy, C. A., Lim, K. S., & Woodfield, T. B. F. (2022). Next evolution in organ-scale biofabrication: Bioresin design for rapid high-resolution vat polymerization. Advanced Materials, 34, 2107759. doi: 10.1002/adma.202107759
Cui, X., Alcala-Orozco, C. R., Baer, K., Li, J., Murphy, C. A., Durham, M., Lindberg, G., Hooper, G. J., Lim, K. S., & Woodfield, T. B. F. (2022). 3D bioassembly of cell-instructive chondrogenic and osteogenic hydrogel microspheres containing allogeneic stem cells for hybrid biofabrication of osteochondral constructs. Biofabrication, 14(3), 034101. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/ac61a3
Major, G. S., Simcock, J. W., Woodfield, T. B. F., & Lim, K. S. (2022). Overcoming functional challenges in autologous and engineered fat grafting trends. Trends in Biotechnology, 40(1), 77-92. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2021.04.006
Lindberg, G. C. J., Cui, X., Durham, M., Veenendaal, L., Schon, B. S., Hooper, G. J., Lim, K. S., & Woodfield, T. B. F. (2021). Probing multicellular tissue fusion of cocultured spheroids: A 3D-bioassembly model. Advanced Science, 8(22), 2103320. doi: 10.1002/advs.202103320