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Research interests

My principal research interests are in the field of polymeric biomaterials. My current focus is on combining newly developed hydrogels, scaffold materials and cells with biofabrication technologies to prepare 3D tissue constructs for regenerative medicine or to be used as in vitro models. Other research activities include the study of delivery devices for drugs and vaccines. My future aim is to continue advancing biomaterials-based technology platforms for tissue engineering and drug delivery purposes.

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Research Output

3D Printing in Suspension Baths: Keeping the Promises of Bioprinting Afloat

McCormack, A., Highley, C. B., Leslie, N. R. & Melchels, F. P. W., Jun 2020, In : Trends in Biotechnology. 38, 6, p. 584-593 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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    Mogelijkheden van 3D-printen in de geneeskunde: 5 jaar later

    Translated title of the contribution: Applications of 3D printing in medicine: 5 years laterVisser, J., Melchels, F. P. W., Weinans, H., Kruyt, M. C. & Malda, J., 5 Jun 2019, In : Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 163, 23, D3683.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Three dimensional in vitro models of cancer: bioprinting multilineage glioblastoma models

    Hermida, M. A., Kumar, J. D., Laverty, K. G., Di Bartolo, A., Ardron, M., Bogomolnijs, M., Clavreul, A., Brennan, P. M., Wiegand, U. K., Melchels, F., Shu, W. & Leslie, N. R., 17 Oct 2019, In : Advances in Biological Regulation. 100658.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Visible Light Cross-Linking of Gelatin Hydrogels Offers an Enhanced Cell Microenvironment with Improved Light Penetration Depth

    Lim, K. S., Klotz, B. J., Lindberg, G. C. J., Melchels, F. P. W., Hooper, G. J., Malda, J., Gawlitta, D. & Woodfield, T. B. F., Jun 2019, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 19, 6, 1900098.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Bio-resin for high resolution lithography-based biofabrication of complex cell-laden constructs

    Lim, K. S., Levato, R., Costa, P. F., Castilho, M. D., Alcala-Orozco, C., van Dorenmalen, K. M. A., Melchels, F., Gawlitta, D., Hooper, G. J., Malda, J. & Woodfield, T. B. F., 11 May 2018, In : Biofabrication. 10, 3, 034101.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award

    Ferry Melchels (Recipient), 12 Sep 2013

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    ISBF Mid-Career Investigator Award

    Ferry Melchels (Recipient), 22 Oct 2019

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    Oral presentation award

    Ferry Melchels (Recipient), 1 Oct 2014

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    The RSE/Patrick Neill Medal

    Ferry Melchels (Recipient), 16 Sep 2020

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  • Activities

    • 4 Invited talk
    • 3 Participation in conference
    • 2 Editorial activity

    seminar at the Institute for Bioengineering, Edinburgh

    Ferry Melchels (Speaker)
    25 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Journal)

    Ferry Melchels (Editorial board member)
    Dec 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Polymer biomaterials for biofabrication

    Ferry Melchels (Speaker)
    5 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    International conference on Biofabrication 2018

    Ferry Melchels (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    29 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Hydrogel-based 3D biofabrication strategies

    Ferry Melchels (Speaker)
    26 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk