Miss Chiara Da San Martino
Queen Mary University
Soft-hard tissue interfaces, 3D printer, musculoskeletal system
Soft-hard tissue interfaces play an essential role in maintaining the biochemical function of the musculoskeletal system. Pathological conditions and ageing may cause loss of strength of these interfaces and reduce their associated biochemical function. My project aims to design organ-on-chip platforms to study soft-hard tissue interfaces, their formation and remodelling in pathological and physiological scenarios, and in response to mechanical challenge.