Dr. Liliana Moreira Teixeira earned her BSc in Applied Biology at the University of Minho (Portugal), during which she performed internships in immunology at Leiden University Medical School (The Netherlands) and in biomaterials at the 3B's Research Group (Portugal). Afterwards, she obtained her MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal). Her PhD degree was earned at the University of Twente (The Netherlands), in Prof. C. van Blitterswijk’s Tissue Regeneration group, on injectable 3D matrices for cartilage regeneration, followed by a post-doctoral term at Prometheus, KU Leuven (Belgium), with Prof. F. Luyten. Subsequently, Dr. Liliana joined the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School (USA), as a post-doctoral fellow, with Prof. D. Ingber, working on organs-on-chips. Afterwards, she worked as senior post-doctoral researcher at the MERLN Institute (The Netherlands). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Developmental BioEngineering (DBE), University of Twente. Dr. Liliana coordinates a collaborative project between DBE and the Department of Equine Sciences / Regenerative Medicine Utrecht, Utrecht University, focused on the development of Joint-on-chip platforms.
1) Development of bioengineered micro-systems – (multi-) organs-on-chip platforms
E.g. Join-on-chip project coordinator
2) Advance precision and personalized (onco-) medicine - state-of-the-art micro-devices;
3) Creating (micro-) building blocks for modular tissue engineering.