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Ulijn Group at ASRC
The Strathclyde and New York sections of the Ulijn Group enjoyed an fun and action packed week in New York with our annual large group meeting followed by the Active & Adaptive Materials conference at ASRC.
New ACS Nano Paper
In Jugal's latest paper latest paper published in ACS Nano, in collaboration with Prof. Matthew J. Dalby's research group in University of Glasgow, we have used emerging rules of managing cell adhesion to prolong mesenchymal stem cell cultures by fabricating controllable nanoscale cell interfaces using immobilised peptides on a 2D surface, that may be enzymatically triggered to change their function. The surfaces can be altered at will to tip adhesion/cytoskeletal balance and initiate differentiation, hence better informing biological mechanisms of stem cell growth. This development of technology that is able to dynamically navigate small differences in cell adhesion is critical in the race to provide regenerative strategies using stem cells.