Dr Nikolaj Gadegaard

My research group utilises micro and nanofabrication techniques to manufacture chemically and topographically textured surfaces which interface with biological systems. We collaborate widely with biologists on a range of different cell systems. For example our research has shown that these designer interfaces can influence adhesion, orientation, cell fate and metabolism in stromal stem cells. The results are then used to design next generation medical implants. We are also seeing effects on microbial systems which have implications in health (infections) ad energy (microbial fuel cells). We are currently developing high-content screening platforms to advance the discovery and combining this with bioinformatics to establish predictive material-cell interaction models.