We had our latest progress meeting via Zoom on 18th September 2020. Since the beginning of the project in April 2019, we were able to develop a new generation of hydrogels that is capable of mimicking specific soft tissues of the human body from the biochemical and mechanical points of view for applications in tissue engineering and 3D biofabrication, as well as developing modeling approaches for predictive simulations. We had great discussions about future directions and exciting challenges we aim to tackle during the next months. Despite the physical distance, the atmosphere was inspiring and the meeting was very productive. Many thanks to everyone for their great contributions!
In the picture principal investigators Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Institute of Biomaterials, Prof. Ben Fabry, Department of Physics, Prof. Paul Steinmann and Dr. Silvia Budday, Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as early career investigators working on the project. Not in the photo: PI Prof. Friedrich Paulsen.