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Collaborations

Below is a list of individuals and institutions with whom we collaborate in our science:

Krzysztof Marycz

At Wrocław University our research focuses on developing smart biomaterials with functioning, bioactive capacity for bone regeneration. Specifically we combine adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells, very small embryonic like stem cells, and membrane derived vesicles (MVs), with organic and inorganic biomaterials for bone regeneration. In addition we develop strategies for enhancing MSC and PSC osteogenic differentiation potential through the use of  static magnetic field or low frequency low magnitude vibrations.

Kyung A. Kang

At the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Louisville, in Louisville, USA, our research focuses on Molecular Sensing and Localized Treatments using Nanoparticles. Our work has potential applications in tissue engineering by targeted delivery of chemical and physical stimuli via nanoparticles. Another focus of our research is the Characterization of the Primo-Vascular System, which is a recently discovered lymphatic-like circulatory system. With applications in regenerative medicine we study the role  of stem-cell-like cells, stored in and transported throughout the primo vascular system.

Paul M.N. Werker

The Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands is a clinical service that provides a broad range of treatments in  Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery. Research is an integral part and mirrors our clinical practice focusing on improving treatments in breast, head and neck, hand and aesthetic surgery. We conduct our research in multidisciplinary teams of scientists and physicians in our own medical center, throughout the Netherlands and internationally.

Zbigniew Madeja

In the Department of Cell Biology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland our research focuses on the cytoskeleton, cell migration and intercellular communication with special interests in different stem and progenitor cell fractions (bone marrow derived MSCs, very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs), endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and endogenous keratinocyte derived progenitor cells). We study these in the context of applications of regenerative medicine technologies to treat clinical heart disease and complex wounds.

Ann Rajnicek

At the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK our  research focuses on the process by which cells use environmental conditions as guidance cues during development, wound healing and regeneration. Our work has potential applications in tissue engineering and for devising clinical strategies to aid wound healing and nervous system repair.

Mariusz Ratajczak

At the Stem Cell Institute in the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville in USA our research focuses on developing new therapeutic strategies in regenerative medicine.  Our major scientific interests include, very small embryonic-like stem cells isolated from adult tissues and their potential clinical applications, optimizing the mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells and their homing after transplantation, and the role of complement cascade and bioactive lipids in normal stem cell trafficking and in cancer metastasis.