Doctoral thesis success (Marwa Tallawi)

Marwa Tallawi und das Verteidigungskomitee

On 11th September 2015 Marwa Tallawi successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: “Biomimetic PGS based scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering”, carried out under supervision of Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini at our Institute. In addition to Prof. Boccaccini, Dr. Ipsita Roy (Department of Molecular and Applied Biology, University of Westminster, London, UK), Prof. Felix Engel (Experimental Renal and Cardiovascular Research, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Erlangen) and Prof. Erik Bitzek (Institute for General Materials Properties, FAU) were the members of the doctoral defense committee. Marwa is the eighth PhD student graduating from the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials, since its establishment in 2009. Professor Boccaccini highlighted Marwa’s important contributions to establishing the technology for production and characterisation of poly (glycerol sebacate) (PGS) in our Institute and her participation in the European Project Bioscent collaborating with Dr. Ranjana Rai. Two of the several articles published by Marwa Tallawi resulting from her research activities at the Institute of Biomaterials are listed below. We congratulate Marwa on this achievement and wish her good luck in her future career. (Click images to enlarge)

[1] Tallawi, M., et al., Poly (glycerol sebacate)/poly(butylene succinate-butylene dilinoleate) fibrous scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering, Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods 21 (2015) 585 -596.

[2] Tallawi, M., et al., Strategies for the chemical and biological functionalization of scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering: a review. J. R. Soc. Interface 12 (2015) 20150254.