Special InFLAMES and CellMech guest seminar: Dr. Tommaso Ristori

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Date/Time
Date(s) – 25/05/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

on-site event

Auditorium Biology, Biocity (2nd floor)

Coffee, tea and pastries served at the start of the seminar

 

Asst. Prof. Tommaso Ristori, Eindhoven University of Technology

Computational modeling guides the research and control of angiogenesis

Host: Cecilia Sahlgren (cecilia.sahlgren@abo.fi)

 

Dr. Ristori is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. His research is focused on computational modelling of angiogenesis for tissue engineering applications.

 

Achieving a full understanding and control of angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from a pre-existing vasculature, is one of the key challenges to advance the field of tissue engineering. This process is regulated by several cross-talking cell signalling pathways, which vary over time and space. Perturbing their spatiotemporal dynamics is a promising recent trend in tissue engineering. Computational models can be a game-changer in this context; they can be combined with cell experiments to unravel the spatiotemporal interactions of different pathways and to optimize engineering techniques.

 

Overall, Dr. Ristori’s presentation will give a glimpse into computational simulations as a method to study biological phenomena and will be interesting for bioscientists in fields other than vasculature research and tissue engineering as well. The seminar is organized in conjunction with the InFLAMES Flagship and the Åbo Akademi University Foundation’s Center of Excellence in Cellular Mechanostasis (CellMech).