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assignment Level : Introductive
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Step into the world of Tissue Engineering, a rapidly expanding field of applied biology aiming to create artificial organs for transplantation, basic research, or drug development.

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Syllabus

Week One: Introduction. definitions, basic principles, structure-function relationships

Week Two: Biomaterials. metals, ceramics, polymers (synthetic and natural). Biodegradable materials, native matrix

Week Three: Tissue culture basics: primary cells vs. cell lines, sterile techniques, plastics, enzymes, reactors and cryopreservation

Week Four: Oxygen transport. diffusion, Michalies-Menten kinetics, oxygen uptake rates, limits of diffusion

Week Five: Principals of self assembly. cell migration, 3D organization and angiogenesis

Week Six: Skin tissue engineering. introduction, scar vs. regeneration, split skin graft, apligraf

Week Seven: Cardiovascular tissue engineering. introduction, blood vessels structure, vascular grafts

Week Eight: Liver tissue engineering. bioartificial liver (BAL) assist device, shear forces , oxygen transport, plasma effects  

Week Nine: Liver tissue engineering. self-assembled organoids, decelluarized whole livers

Week Ten: Stem cells. basic principles, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells

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Instructors

  • Yaakov Nahmias - Center of Bioengineering
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ranked among the top academic and research institutions worldwide, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's leading university and premier research institution. Serving 23,000 students from 70 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research and is ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. The Hebrew University was founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. It is located on three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot. Visit the website at http://new.huji.ac.il/en.
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