Meet the Team

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Professor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez is Head of the Division of Biomedical Engineering and Chair of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering. He is also Associate Academic of the Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology. Previously he was Professor at the Technical University of Valencia, Visiting Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2010), and seconded to Abengoa Research S.A. (2011).


Andres Alba-PerezProject Manager
Eva Barcelona-Estaje. PhD Student: Engineering surface mibility to control stem cell differentiation
Mark-Bennett Mark Bennett. PhD Student: Role of surface mobility in cell/material interactions
Richard Boyd. Project Manager
Annie-Cheng Annie ChengResearch Associate
Annie-Cheng Peter Childs. Project Manager
Marco-Cantini Marco CantiniResearch Associate
Laila Laila Damiati. PhD Student:
Oana Dobre Oana Dobre. Research Associate
Sam Donnelly PhD Student:
Katie Douglas. PhD Student:
Cristina-Gonzalez Cristina Gonzalez-García. Lecturer at the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
Ross Ross Gurden. PhD Student: Engineering stem cell niches (co-supervised with Prof. Matt Dalby)
Jake-Hay Jake Hay. PhD Student: Functional living biointerfaces to direct stem cell fate
Vineetha JayawarnaResearch Associate
Virginia-Llopis Virginia Llopis-Hernández. Fibronectin fibrillogenesis to direct cell fate
kimia Kimia Mohammadi. Research Associate
VladiMira-Moulisova Vladimira MoulisovaResearch Associate
vassilis Vassilis Papalazarou. PhD Student: Bioengineering microenvironments for pancreatic cancer cell invasion (co-supervised with Prof. Laura Machesky at the Beatson Institute)
Michaela Petaroudi. PhD student:
Alex-Rodrigo Alex Rodrigo-Navarro. Research Associate
Nadira Nadira A Salah. PhD Student: In vitro model for fallopian tube regeneration
David Shields David Shields. PhD Student:
Mark-Sprott Mark Sprott. PhD Student: Synergistic microenvironments to control stem cell fate
Paula-Sweeten Paula Sweeten. PhD Student: Engineering stem cell niches (co-supervised with Prof. Matt Dalby)
Sara-Trujillo Sara Trujillo-Muñoz. PhD Student: Fibronectin-based gels
Doug Venters Douglas Venters. PhD Student: Injectable Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Regeneration


Once in the team, always in the team

Andrea Andrea Acaiturri. MSc project (Oral and Maxillofacial surgery) 2015.
M.-Al-Jarsha Mohammed Al-Jarsha. MSc project 2nd term 2014. Biomaterial coatings for titanium implants. Now: Assistant Lecturer at The College of Dentistry – University of Baghdad
Pepe-Ballester Jose Ballester-Beltran. Former PhD Student at MiMe: Sandwich-like systems to engineer the cellular microenvironment. PhD defence in Nov 2014. Now:  Research Associate at the University of Cambridge
Fatma Bathawab Fatma Bathawab. Former PhD Student at MiMe: Surface mobility and stem cell fate
Douglas-Borland Douglas Borland. Started postgraduate program: Synergistic microenvironments to control stem cell fate.
Now: Temporary Lecturer in Biology at New College Lanarkshire
Eleni-Grigoriou Eleni Grigoriou. Former PhD Student at MiMe: Mechanosensitive fibronectin-based microenvironments
Niina-Hassi Karoliina Hassi. MSc project 2nd term 2014. Functional living biointerfaces to direct stem cell fate.
Virginia-Llopis Virginia Llopis-Hernández. Former PhD Student at MiMe: Fibronectin fibrillogenesis to direct cell fate.

Now: Research Associate at the Centre for Cell engineering, University of Glasgow.

Elie-new Elie Ngandu Mpoyi. Former PhD Student at MiMe: Biointerfaces to reveal collagen IV disease mechanisms
Sara-Poveda Sara Poveda. Five months stay during 2014. C2C12 and hMSCs cell cultures in injectable gelatin/hyaluronic acid hydrogels.
Now: PhD last year in Centro de Biomateriales e Ingeniería Tisular (Valencia)
pachi Patricia Rico-Tortosa. Visiting Researcher at MiMe group during Jun-Jul 2015 and Jul-Sept 2016
Now: Associate Researcher at the Center for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and at the Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Valencia, Spain.
Frankei-Vanterpool Frankie Vanterpool. Former PhD Student at MiMe: Fibronectin and cancer