The overall aim of our STINT funded project is to create a scientific network of experts in key aspects of cell-material interface and to promote the use of novel approaches to study how physicochemical properties of material surfaces can affect cell (bacterial or mammalian) adhesion, proliferation and death under different environmental conditions. Our collaboration allows an integrated experimental-theoretical approach to study the interactions between cells and abiotic surfaces. In the experimental approach we have a top down approach where we can monitor the macroscopic effects caused by the molecular level interactions. Through the computational simulations we have a bottom up approach where observe how molecular level interactions form and modulate attachment and repulsion. This approach is expected to offer a fundamental understanding of the physicochemical processes governing cell attachment, and how polymeric materials surfaces can affect cells.

Research Focus

STINT Workshops

Umeå Winter-2011 - Program

Recife 2012 - Program

London 2013 - Program

Umeå 2015 - Program

Recife 2015 - Program

London 2017 - Program

Research Groups

Julien Gautrot, Queen Mary University of London, England

Madeleine Ramstedt, University of Umeå, Sweden

Thereza Soares, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Understanding the Biocompatibility of

Polymeric Surfaces