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Conference speaker

Cristina Barrias


Cristina Barrias

Principal Investigator and Group Leader

University of Porto, Portugal

Talk: Engineering vascularized tissues from the bottom-up

Cristina Barrias is Principal Investigator and Group Leader at i3S (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto, www.i3s.up.ptopens in new tab/window), Vice-coordinator of the “Infection, Immunity and Regeneration” Integrative Program of i3S,  Secretary of the Board of Directors of INEB (Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, University of Porto) and member of the Council of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB, www.esbiomaterials.euopens in new tab/window).

She is also invited Associate Professor at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS, University of Porto) and at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto). She is the current Managing Editor of Materials Today Bio. Her research group at i3S (Bioengineered 3D Microenvironments group) focuses on matrix engineering, microtissues and bottom-up tissue engineering, and their applications in regenerative medicine and in vitro disease modelling.