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Summary of the project

Tissue engineering, a key facet of biomedical engineering, involves developing functional living tissues and integrating them into personalized medicine. The field of microfluidics and organ-on-chip have rapidly expanded in recent decades, enabling the production, processing, and analysis of patient-specific tissues and models. Despite the significant growth in biomedical engineering, traditional education mainly focuses on cell&tissue biology and mechanics. With technological advancements, there's a growing need to delve into building functional microdevices for addressing biomedical challenges. Introducing a new Lab on a Chip course inthe BME curriculum bridges this gap. It aligns well with the current technological trends and encourages our educational talent. This course offers various challenges to students, making it an ideal addition to the CBL curriculum. 

Aim of the project

The aim of this course is to teach microdevice development for biomedical engineering applications. It fills the gap between the traditional biomedical engineering methods and modern cell & tissue handling methods. It implements open-ended CBL in a hands-on manner in the lab environment. The course expands the CBL content in the new BME curriculum and is set to be one of the last CBLs before the Bachelor End Project, characterized as highly open-ended, advanced, and multidisciplinary. 

Results and learnings

For more information, please contact:

Assistant Professor
Burcu Gumuscu Sefunc
Biointerface Science
+31 40 247 8373
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lanhui Li