Dr Marco Cantini

  • Research Associate (Biomedical Engineering)

telephone: 01413305242
email: Marco.Cantini@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Marco Cantini is a Research Associate in the Biomedical Engineering Research Division of the School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow since 2013. He has a Bachelor (2004) and a Master Degree (2006) in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino in Italy, with full marks and honours. Marco got a PhD in Bioengineering, with European mention, in 2010; his PhD research in the field of tissue engineering was focussed on the design of dynamic culture systems for stem cell culture. From 2010 to 2013, he held post-doctoral researcher positions at the Universitat Politècnica de València and at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia in Spain, focussing his interest on the modulation of cell-protein-material interactions to control cell fate.

Marco currently works on material-based strategies to engineer tissue repair and regeneration, in the Microenvironments for Medicine (MiMe) group of the University of Glasgow led by professor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez. Marco works on an ERC-funded project on material-driven fibronectin fibrillogenesis to engineer synergistic growth factor microenvironments for bone regeneration. His current research interests include the design of biointerfaces and microenvironments to simulate the spatio-temporal cues of the extracellular matrix in both physiological and pathological conditions, protein adsorption, cell adhesion, and stem cell differentiation.

Selected publications

Supervision

Co-supervision of PhD candidates:

  • Fatma Bathawab (Surface mobility and stem cell fate, expected 2016)
  • Eleni Grigoriou (Mechanosensitive fibronectin-based microenvironments, expected 2017)
  • Frankie Vanterpool (Fibronectin and cancer, expected 2017)
  • Mark Bennett (Role of surface mobility in cell/material interactions, expected 2017)
  • Elie Ngandu Mpoyi (Biointerfaces to reveal collagen IV disease mechanism, expected 2017)
  • Mark Sprott (Synergistic microenvironments to control stem cell fate, expected 2018)
  • Vassilis Papalazarou (Bioengineering microenvironments for pancreatic cancer cell invasion, expected 2018)

All publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Number of items: 22.

2017

Moulisová, V., Gonzalez-Garcia, C., Cantini, M., Rodrigo-Navarro, A., Weaver, J., Costell, M., Sabater i Serra, R., Dalby, M. J., García, A. J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2017) Engineered microenvironments for synergistic VEGF - integrin signalling during vascularization. Biomaterials, 126, pp. 61-74. (doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.02.024)

2016

Llopis-Hernández, V., Cantini, M., González-García, C., Cheng, Z. A., Yang, J., Tsimbouri, P. M., García, A. J., Dalby, M. J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2016) Material-driven fibronectin assembly for high-efficiency presentation of growth factors. Science Advances, 2(8), e1600188. (doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600188) (PMID:27574702) (PMCID:PMC5001810)

Mpoyi, E. N., Cantini, M., Reynolds, P. M., Gadegaard, N., Dalby, M. J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2016) Protein adsorption as a key mediator in the nanotopographical control of cell behavior. ACS Nano, 10(7), pp. 6638-6647. (doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b01649) (PMID:27391047)

Gugutkov, D., Gustavsson, J., Cantini, M., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., and Altankov, G. (2016) Electrospun fibrinogen-PLA nanofibres for vascular tissue engineering. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, (doi:10.1002/term.2172) (PMID:27238477) (Early Online Publication)

Bathawab, F., Bennett, M., Cantini, M., Reboud, J., Dalby, M., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2016) Lateral chain length in polyalkyl acrylates determines the mobility of fibronectin at the cell/material interface. Langmuir, 32(3), pp. 800-809. (doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03259) (PMID:26715432) (PMCID:PMC4732669)

2015

Llopis-Hernandez, V., Cantini, M., González-García, C., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2015) Material-based strategies to engineer fibronectin matrices for regenerative medicine. International Materials Reviews, 60(5), pp. 245-264. (doi:10.1179/1743280414Y.0000000049)

Marín-Pareja, N., Cantini, M., Gonzalez-Garcia, C., Salvagni, E., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., and Ginebra, M.-P. (2015) Different organization of type: collagen immobilized on silanized and nonsilanized titanium surfaces affects fibroblast adhesion and fibronectin secretion. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(37), 20667. (doi:10.1021/acsami.5b05420) (PMID:26322620)

2014

Vanterpool, F. A., Cantini, M., Seib, F. P., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2014) A material-based platform to modulate fibronectin activity and focal adhesion assembly. BioResearch Open Access, 3(6), pp. 286-296. (doi:10.1089/biores.2014.0033)

Rico Tortosa, P., Cantini, M., Altankov, G., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2014) Matrix protein interactions with synthetic surfaces. In: Pradas, M.M. and Vicent, M.A. (eds.) Polymers in Regenerative Medicine: Biomedical Applications from Nano- to Macro-Structures. Springer, pp. 91-146. ISBN 9780470596388 (doi:10.1002/9781118356692.ch3)

Hochman-Mendez, C., Cantini, M., Moratal, D., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., and Coelho-Sampaio, T. (2014) A fractal nature for polymerized laminin. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e109388. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109388)

2013

Gonzalez Garcia, C., Cantini, M., Moratal, D., Altankov, G., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2013) Vitronectin alters fibronectin organization at the cell–material interface. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 111(1), pp. 618-625. (doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2013.07.016)

Piola, M., Soncini, M., Cantini, M., Sadr, N., Ferrario, G., and Fiore, G. B. (2013) Design and functional testing of a multichamber perfusion platform for three-dimensional scaffolds. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 123974. (doi:10.1155/2013/123974) (PMID:24453787) (PMCID:PMC3885203)

Cantini, M., Sousa, M., Moratal, D., Mano, J. F., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2013) Non-monotonic cell differentiation pattern on extreme wettability gradients. Biomaterials Science, 1(2), pp. 202-212. (doi:10.1039/c2bm00063f)

2012

Cantini, M., Gonzalez-Garcia, C., Llopis-Hernández, V., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Material-driven fibronectin fibrillogenesis. In: Horbett, T., Brash, B. and Norde, N. (eds.) Proteins at Interfaces III State of the Art 2012. Series: ACS symposium series (1120). American Chemical Society: Washington DC, VA, USA, pp. 471-496. (doi:10.1021/bk-2012-1120.ch022)

Ballester-Beltrán, J., Cantini, M., Lebourg, M., Rico, P., Moratal, D., García, A.J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Effect of topological cues on material-driven fibronectin fibrillogenesis and cell differentiation. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 23(1), pp. 195-204. (doi:10.1007/s10856-011-4532-z)

Cantini, M., Rico, P., Moratal, D., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Controlled wettability, same chemistry: biological activity of plasma-polymerized coatings. Soft Matter, 8(20), pp. 5575-5584. (doi:10.1039/c2sm25413a)

Cantini, M., Rico, P., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Fibronectin fibrillogenesis at the cell-material interface. In: Mano, J.F. (ed.) Biomimetic Approaches for Biomaterials Development. Wiley: Weinham, Germany. ISBN 9783527329168 (doi:10.1002/9783527652273.ch8)

2009

Cantini, M., Fiore, G. B., Redaelli, A., and Soncini, M. (2009) CFD-Aided Design of a Dynamic Culture System for the Co-Culture of Adherent and Non-Adherent Cells. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, California, 17-21 June 2009. p. 1067. ISBN 9780791848913 (doi:10.1115/sbc2009-206431)

Politecnico di Milano (2009) Processo per la sintesi di perfluoroalchileteri. .

2008

Cantini, M., Fiore, G. B., Redaelli, A., and Soncini, M. (2008) Numerical fluid-dynamic optimization of microchannel-provided porous scaffolds for the co-culture of adherent and non-adherent cells. Tissue Engineering Part A, 15(3), pp. 615-623. (doi:10.1089/ten.tea.2008.0027)

Cantini, M., Fiore, G. B., Redaelli, A., and Soncini, M. (2008) Metabolite Transport Inside Channeled Porous Scaffolds for Haematopoietic Stem Cell Culture: A Computational Study. In: ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, Florida, 25-29 June 2008, pp. 481-482. ISBN 9780791843215 (doi:10.1115/SBC2008-192852)

2007

Navarrini, W. et al. (2007) ASP studies on fluorine in biomedicine: two innovative applications. Chimica Oggi = Chemistry Today, 25(3), pp. 48-50.

This list was generated on Wed Mar 29 14:48:19 2017 BST.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Moulisová, V., Gonzalez-Garcia, C., Cantini, M., Rodrigo-Navarro, A., Weaver, J., Costell, M., Sabater i Serra, R., Dalby, M. J., García, A. J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2017) Engineered microenvironments for synergistic VEGF - integrin signalling during vascularization. Biomaterials, 126, pp. 61-74. (doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.02.024)

Llopis-Hernández, V., Cantini, M., González-García, C., Cheng, Z. A., Yang, J., Tsimbouri, P. M., García, A. J., Dalby, M. J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2016) Material-driven fibronectin assembly for high-efficiency presentation of growth factors. Science Advances, 2(8), e1600188. (doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600188) (PMID:27574702) (PMCID:PMC5001810)

Mpoyi, E. N., Cantini, M., Reynolds, P. M., Gadegaard, N., Dalby, M. J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2016) Protein adsorption as a key mediator in the nanotopographical control of cell behavior. ACS Nano, 10(7), pp. 6638-6647. (doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b01649) (PMID:27391047)

Gugutkov, D., Gustavsson, J., Cantini, M., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., and Altankov, G. (2016) Electrospun fibrinogen-PLA nanofibres for vascular tissue engineering. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, (doi:10.1002/term.2172) (PMID:27238477) (Early Online Publication)

Bathawab, F., Bennett, M., Cantini, M., Reboud, J., Dalby, M., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2016) Lateral chain length in polyalkyl acrylates determines the mobility of fibronectin at the cell/material interface. Langmuir, 32(3), pp. 800-809. (doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03259) (PMID:26715432) (PMCID:PMC4732669)

Llopis-Hernandez, V., Cantini, M., González-García, C., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2015) Material-based strategies to engineer fibronectin matrices for regenerative medicine. International Materials Reviews, 60(5), pp. 245-264. (doi:10.1179/1743280414Y.0000000049)

Marín-Pareja, N., Cantini, M., Gonzalez-Garcia, C., Salvagni, E., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., and Ginebra, M.-P. (2015) Different organization of type: collagen immobilized on silanized and nonsilanized titanium surfaces affects fibroblast adhesion and fibronectin secretion. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(37), 20667. (doi:10.1021/acsami.5b05420) (PMID:26322620)

Vanterpool, F. A., Cantini, M., Seib, F. P., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2014) A material-based platform to modulate fibronectin activity and focal adhesion assembly. BioResearch Open Access, 3(6), pp. 286-296. (doi:10.1089/biores.2014.0033)

Hochman-Mendez, C., Cantini, M., Moratal, D., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., and Coelho-Sampaio, T. (2014) A fractal nature for polymerized laminin. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e109388. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109388)

Gonzalez Garcia, C., Cantini, M., Moratal, D., Altankov, G., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2013) Vitronectin alters fibronectin organization at the cell–material interface. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 111(1), pp. 618-625. (doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2013.07.016)

Piola, M., Soncini, M., Cantini, M., Sadr, N., Ferrario, G., and Fiore, G. B. (2013) Design and functional testing of a multichamber perfusion platform for three-dimensional scaffolds. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 123974. (doi:10.1155/2013/123974) (PMID:24453787) (PMCID:PMC3885203)

Cantini, M., Sousa, M., Moratal, D., Mano, J. F., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2013) Non-monotonic cell differentiation pattern on extreme wettability gradients. Biomaterials Science, 1(2), pp. 202-212. (doi:10.1039/c2bm00063f)

Ballester-Beltrán, J., Cantini, M., Lebourg, M., Rico, P., Moratal, D., García, A.J., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Effect of topological cues on material-driven fibronectin fibrillogenesis and cell differentiation. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 23(1), pp. 195-204. (doi:10.1007/s10856-011-4532-z)

Cantini, M., Rico, P., Moratal, D., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Controlled wettability, same chemistry: biological activity of plasma-polymerized coatings. Soft Matter, 8(20), pp. 5575-5584. (doi:10.1039/c2sm25413a)

Cantini, M., Fiore, G. B., Redaelli, A., and Soncini, M. (2008) Numerical fluid-dynamic optimization of microchannel-provided porous scaffolds for the co-culture of adherent and non-adherent cells. Tissue Engineering Part A, 15(3), pp. 615-623. (doi:10.1089/ten.tea.2008.0027)

Navarrini, W. et al. (2007) ASP studies on fluorine in biomedicine: two innovative applications. Chimica Oggi = Chemistry Today, 25(3), pp. 48-50.

Book Sections

Rico Tortosa, P., Cantini, M., Altankov, G., and Salmeron-Sanchez, M. (2014) Matrix protein interactions with synthetic surfaces. In: Pradas, M.M. and Vicent, M.A. (eds.) Polymers in Regenerative Medicine: Biomedical Applications from Nano- to Macro-Structures. Springer, pp. 91-146. ISBN 9780470596388 (doi:10.1002/9781118356692.ch3)

Cantini, M., Gonzalez-Garcia, C., Llopis-Hernández, V., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Material-driven fibronectin fibrillogenesis. In: Horbett, T., Brash, B. and Norde, N. (eds.) Proteins at Interfaces III State of the Art 2012. Series: ACS symposium series (1120). American Chemical Society: Washington DC, VA, USA, pp. 471-496. (doi:10.1021/bk-2012-1120.ch022)

Cantini, M., Rico, P., and Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (2012) Fibronectin fibrillogenesis at the cell-material interface. In: Mano, J.F. (ed.) Biomimetic Approaches for Biomaterials Development. Wiley: Weinham, Germany. ISBN 9783527329168 (doi:10.1002/9783527652273.ch8)

Conference or Workshop Item

Cantini, M., Fiore, G. B., Redaelli, A., and Soncini, M. (2009) CFD-Aided Design of a Dynamic Culture System for the Co-Culture of Adherent and Non-Adherent Cells. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, California, 17-21 June 2009. p. 1067. ISBN 9780791848913 (doi:10.1115/sbc2009-206431)

Conference Proceedings

Cantini, M., Fiore, G. B., Redaelli, A., and Soncini, M. (2008) Metabolite Transport Inside Channeled Porous Scaffolds for Haematopoietic Stem Cell Culture: A Computational Study. In: ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, Florida, 25-29 June 2008, pp. 481-482. ISBN 9780791843215 (doi:10.1115/SBC2008-192852)

Patents

Politecnico di Milano (2009) Processo per la sintesi di perfluoroalchileteri. .

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