Biological Adhesives

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Pr MANO João

Pr MANO João F.
3B's Research Group
University of Minho
AvePark, Zona Industrial da Gandra, S. Cláudio do Barco
4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães
PORTUGAL
jmano@dep.uminho.pt
www.3bs.uminho.pt

WG3, WG4

Research interest

Tissue engineering, surface properties of biomaterials, mechanical properties, drug delivery systems, biomimetic approaches in biomedical applications

Specialized technique available in my lab

QCM-D, dynamic mechanical analysis, cell culture lab

Pr MARTIN-MARTINEZ José Miguel

Pr MARTIN-MARTINEZ José Miguel
Professor

University of Alicante
Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory
03080 Alicante
SPAIN
jm.martin@ua.es
www.ua.es/grupos/laa

WG1, WG3

Additional research interests:
Wettability, materials, medicine, engineering, dry adhesion, wet adhesion.

Additional techniques:
Plasma etching, contact angle measurement, tack measurement, adhesion measurement, thermal gravimetric analysis, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, rheometer.



 

synthesis
chemistry
surfaces
interfaces
biofouling
animals
vertebrates
polymers
composites
implants
biomaterials
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
spectrophotometry
infrared spectrometry
tensile tester
peeling tester
differential scanning calorimetry
WG 1
WG 3
Dr MASSIMILIANO Papi

Dr MASSIMILIANO Papi
Istituto di Fisica, Università Cattolica
Largo Francesco Vito
00168 Roma
ITALY
m.papi@rm.unicatt.it

WG2, WG3

Other Research interests:

medicine
biology
dry adhesion
wet adhesion
biofilms

Other techniques available in the lab:

fluorescence microscopy
atomic force microscopy
nanoindentation
dynamic light scattering
small angle X-ray scattering
pull-off force tester

mechanics
imaging
surfaces
interfaces
materials
terrestrial
microorganisms
fungi
cells
hydrogels
biomolecules
biomaterials
nanomaterials
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
light microscopy
confocal microscopy
cell culture
WG 2
WG 3
Dr MATRANGA Valeria

Dr MATRANGA Valeria
Research Group Leader

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto di Biomedicina e Immunologia Molecolare "Alberto Monroy"
Via Ugo La Malfa 153
90146 Palermo
ITALY
matranga@ibim.cnr.it
http://ibimold.ibim.cnr.it/matranga/matranga.htm

WG1

technology
medicine
biology
ecology
wet adhesion
aquatic
animals
vertebrates
invertebrates
cells
metals
biomaterials
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
proteomics
genomics
infrared spectrometry
flow cytometer
microbiological culture
WG 1
Dr MAZZOLAI Barbara

Dr MAZZOLAI Barbara
Coordinator
Center for Micro-BioRobotics IIT
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34
56025 Pontedera
ITALY
barbara.mazzolai@iit.it
http://mbr.iit.it/people/coordinator/barbara-mazzolai.html

WG4

Research interest

Study of biological adhesion mechanisms (mainly octopus suckers and sea urchins) aimed at understanding and extracting the biological key features useful to design and develop innovative, artificial attachment/detachment systems.

Specialized technique available in my lab

http://mbr.iit.it/facilities.html

Additional comment

Project manager of the FET IP OCTOPUS project (FP7 – 231608, http://www.octopus-project.eu/index.html), which is partially related to the COST Action issues.

 

WG 4
Dr McCARTHY Sean

Dr McCARTHY Sean
Dr. Anne Marie Power Group, Zoology Department, NUI Galway

Martin Ryan Institur
Galway
IRELAND
sean.mccarthy@nuigalway.ie

WG1, WG3

analytics
theory
biology
wet adhesion
underwater adhesion
aquatic
animals
invertebrates
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
mass spectrometry
proteomics
genomics
bioinformatics
histochemistry
WG 1
WG 3
Mr MELZER Bjoern

Mr MELZER Bjoern
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden Freiburg
University of Freiburg
Schaenzlestrasse 1
79104 Freiburg
GERMANY
bjoern.melzer@biologie.uni-freiburg.de
http://www.botanischer-garten.uni-freiburg.de/

WG2, WG3

Research interest

Plantal attachment systems and their functional morphology

Specialized technique available in my lab

Light and electronic microscopy (SEM, TEM), mechanical testing devices for displacement, torsion, pressing

Ms MERIC Zeynep

Ms MERIC Zeynep
Universität des Saarlandes
66123 Saarbrücken
GERMANY
zzeynepmeric@gmail.com
http://www.kist-europe.de/default.aspx

WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4

Comment

I am a new PhD student at KIST-Europe Germany.
My topic is gecko mimicking nanostructures. I want to join these groups for collaboration or getting information.


mechanics
fabrication
biomimetics
surfaces
wettability
animals
polymers
biomolecules
biomaterials
nanomaterials
scanning electron microscopy
confocal microscopy
atomic force microscopy
WG 1
WG 2
WG 3
WG 4
Mr MOREAU David

Mr MOREAU David
PhD
Mines Paristech
10 rue Henri Desbruère
91100 Evry
FRANCE
david.moreau@mines-paristech.fr

WG1, WG2, WG3

fabrication
imaging
surfaces
interfaces
materials
animals
cells
polymers
hydrogels
composites
implants
ceramics
small angle X-ray scattering
profilometry
differential scanning calorimetry
polarization microscopy
hydrodynamic testing
WG 1
WG 2
WG 3
Dr MOSTAERT Anika

Dr MOSTAERT Anika
Lecturer
University College Dublin
School of Biology and Environmental Science
4 Dublin
IRELAND
anika.mostaert@ucd.ie
www.nanofunction.org/anika-mostaert/

WG2, WG3

Research interest

Nanomechanical properties of natural bioadhesives at the molecular level in order to explore mechanisms of adhesive strength. Of particular interest is the mechanical role of  amyloid-like structures in natural adhesives and their biomaterial potential.

Specialized technique available in my lab

Atomic force microscopy

Additional comment

Working specifically on adhesives from subaerial algae and marine invertebrates (e.g., Monogenea), at present. Welcome collaborations of biological structures for AFM ultra-low noise imaging and adhesives for nanomechanical measurements.

WG 2

NEWS

2016-11-3

Tue, 2016-11-01

COST CA15216 ENBA

A new COST Action dedicated to biological and biomimetic adhesives is starting on November 1st 2016. The Action is entitled “European Network...

2015-2-2

Fri, 2015-02-06

Interface Focus

The final publication of our Action TD0906 has just appeared as the latest theme issue of the Royal Society journal, Interface Focus: http://rsfs....