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Dr Laurent Bozec
(308) Sussex Wing
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, UCL Eastman Dental Inst
University College London, 256 Gr
London
WC1X 8LD
Tel: 020 3456 1188
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Biomaterials & Tissue Eng
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography

2013 - Present

 

Senior Lecturer in Biophysics and Nanometrology

(Eastman Dental Institute, University College London)

Departmental Graduate Tutor

(Eastman Dental Institute, University College London)


 

2007 - 2013


Lecturer in Biophysics and Tissue Engineering

(Eastman Dental Institute, University College London)

Departmental Graduate Tutor since  Nov 2011

(Eastman Dental Institute, University College London)







Research Summary

#1 Collagen Biophysics
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Impact of Ageing on collagen biomechanical response at the fibrillar scale
- Characterisation of collagen in biopsy samples from patients diagnosed with collagen-based syndromes and conditions
- Fundamental understanding of the collagen fibrillar ultrastructure
- Mechanical impact of crosslinks on collagen fibril stability
- Denaturation/degradation pathways of collagen


#2 Tissue Engineering

- Increase of the mechanical properties of collagen scaffolds for use in tissue engineering.
- Acellular remineralisation of collagen scaffold
- New routes to improve fibrillar alignment in collagen scaffold

#3 Adhesion and surface implantology
- Understanding the binding adhesion properties of stem cells to implants surface to increase cell differentiation using scanning probe microscopy.
- Investigation of the early adhesion of bacteria on implants surfaces

#4 Conservation of collagen-based artefacts in Cultural Heritage
- Translation of biomedical and material diagnostics tools to assess damage in collagen-based artefacts
- Development of a "unified" damage assessment from the nanoscale to mesoscale on collagen-based artefacts

#5 Dental Anomalies
- Diagnosis and management of dental anomalies and correlation between genotype and phenotype.

Teaching Summary


Appointments
01-OCT-2013 Senior Lecturer Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering - Eastman Dental Institute University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2007 Lecturer Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Eastman Dental Institute - University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2005 – 31-AUG-2007 Senior Research Fellow Medicine / London Centre for Nanotechnology University College London, United Kingdom
11-OCT-2002 – 31-AUG-2007 Research Fellow Medicine / London Centre for Nanotechnology University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1999 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Applied Physics Nottingham Trent University
1997 HDIP Higher Diploma – Instrumental Techniques Universite de Rennes I
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