The term 'tissue engineering' was officially coined at a National Science Foundation workshop in 1988 to mean 'the application of principles and methods of engineering and life sciences toward the fundamental understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathological tissues and the development of biological substitutes to restore, maintain or improve tissue function'.
During this course, the following basic principles of Tissue Engineering will be addressed for regeneration of different tissues (skin, bone, cartilage, etc.) :
* cell biology: stem cells, cell harvest, culture, extension and differentiation, '
* biomaterial science: general overview of the different classes of biomaterials, and their specific needs for tissue engineering purposes
* bioprocessing technology: bioreactors and bioprocessing, design of biologically effective, yet scalable, devices.
* in silico approaches: analytical and computational modeling for tissue engineering applications
* preclinical screening and clinical application: animal models, ethical considerations, upscaling, ....
- Enseignant: Kerckhofs Greet