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Conference speaker

Aránzazu del Campo Bécares


Aránzazu del Campo Bécares

Director & CEO

Leibniz-Institute for New Materials, Germany

Talk: Living therapeutic materials: Self-replenishable drug depots

Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo Bécares is Scientific Director & CEO at the INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials and Professor for Materials Synthesis at the Faculty of Chemistry at Saarland University.

Her group develops instructive materials to encapsulate and interface living cells with the aim to bioengineer tissues and living therapeutic devices for medical applications. Central to her research are photoresponsive molecules and hydrogels with latent functional levels that can be unlocked upon light exposure to trigger cell responses. To integrate the materials with the living components into functional devices, the group uses processing technologies like 3D bioprinting, electrospinning or microfluidics.