Dr. Malgorzata Wlodarczyk-Biegun
INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Dr. Wlodarczyk-Biegun works at INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrucken. She develops three-dimensional structures produced by 3D Bioprinting technique to support animal and human cell growth. Thanks to the use of bioprinting, she can pattern with high precision different materials and cell types to obtain complex constructs. Such “living scaffolds” made of gel-like material and patient’s cells, could be used in medical treatment to facilitate regeneration or to replace damaged tissues. Currently, Wlodarczyk-Biegun focuses on developing new formulations of printable materials, which provide cell friendly environment and can change properties on–demand, resembling dynamic character of native tissues and allowing in-situ control of cell behavior. In addition, she investigates how bioprinting can be used to produce mimics of complexity and highly ordered structure typical for natural tissues present in the body. These studies can help to build up models of tissues and organs that could be a meaningful alternative to animal experimentation.