Team

Our team

Malgorzata Wlodarczyk-Biegun

Gosia, Group Leader

Anna Byczek-Wyrostek

Technical Assistant, SUT

Rency Geevarghese

PhD Student, SUT

Magdalena Gladysz

PhD Student, RUG

Pavan Gudeti

PhD Student, SUT

Armin Amirsadeghi

PhD Student, RUG

Xixi Wu

PhD Student, RUG 

Piotr Zielinski

PhD Student, RUG

Runrun Li

Co-supervised PhD

Taha Cagri Senocak

Postdoctoral Researcher, SUT/AU

Joanna Zur-Pinska

PostDoc, SUT

Frendion Marchena

Student, RUG

Former group members

Timo Rikmanspoel

MSc Student, RUG

Simindokht Afra

PhD Student, FUM, SUT 

Anno Hofman

MSc Student, RUG

Aleksandra Prus

Erasmus + Student

Malgorzata Wlodarczyk-Biegun

Gosia, Group Leader
Globetrotter, Animal lover, Horseman, Sport enthusiast

My research interests are at the interface of materials science, chemistry, biology, and physics. I am working on applying 3D (bio)printing techniques to generate complex hierarchical scaffolds of polymeric materials for advanced tissue regeneration. I am interested in the rational design and development of novel polymer-based bioinks with tunable properties allowing to induce a specific cellular response, to produce systems with bio-instructive properties.

I am a team player; enjoying work in multidisciplinary and international teams. My motto is: “It’s cool to be kind”. I support women in science, and practice and promote kindness in leadership.

Anna Byczek-Wyrostek

Technical Assistant, SUT
Amateur pastry chef, Science fiction and fantasy fan

I have a background in Industrial Biotechnology (Master degree at the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, PL) and several years of experience in working with eukaryotic cells, especially cancer cells. I have also a basic knowledge of organic synthesis. My current tasks are focused on supporting the group to establish at Biotechnology Center.

Rency Geevarghese

PhD Student, SUT
Nature Lover, Passionate cook, and Traveler

Magdalena Gladysz

PhD Student, RUG
Sleeping enthusiast, Traveller.

I am working on Melt electrowriting (MEW) of scaffolds for replication of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in dynamic on-chip cancer models.

Pavan Gudeti

PhD Student, SUT

I am a motivated Doctoral researcher with experience in experimental work to develop and validate 3D platforms for tissue modeling. I enjoy working on multidisciplinary collaborative projects with the end goal of developing valuable tools for biomedical applications. I currently develop multifunctional polymeric scaffolds containing novel topographies and chemical cues for mimicking the complexity of native tissues.

Anno Hofman

MSc Student, RUG

Aleksandra Prus

Erasmus + Student

Timo Rikmanspoel

MSc Student, RUG

Xixi Wu

PhD Student, RUG
Food lover (especially hotpot and spicy chicken), Easy-going man ready to help others.

I am a PhD student from China majoring in biomaterials.

Piotr Zielinski

PhD Student, RUG
Tennis fan, Booklover

I have a background in Material Engineering, with a focus on Biomaterials and composite materials (Master’s degree at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland).  

Master thesis: Manufacturing and modification of PLGA nanospheres immobilized on ceramic substrates. 

Runrun Li

Co-supervised PhD
Photographer, Badminton player, Singer

I have a background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. My main interests are polymer chemistry, drug delivery, and cell biology.

Armin Amirsadeghi

PhD Student, RUG
Nature lover, Adventurous

I am a motivated Ph.D. student with a background in Chemical Engineering. My research interest is designing biomimicking biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. I am currently seeking ways of producing bioinks for 3D printing purposes that gel through physical stimulation.

Simindokht Afra

PhD Student, FUM, SUT
Nature and book lover, Drawing, Art, Environmentalist

I am working on producing printable hydrogel by using natural polymers. I am experienced in cell and molecular biology. Using stem cells in combination with biomaterial could be optimized for advanced tissue engineering.

Taha Cagri Senocak

Postdoctoral Researcher, SUT/AU
Birdwatcher, Photographer, Nature lover, Snowboard enthusiast

I have a background in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, with the main research area of biomaterials and surface coatings (Ph.D. degree at the Ataturk University of Erzurum, Turkey). I am working on 3D printed tissue models for determining the biocompatibility of different metallic coatings.

I believe that there is always a way to improve. My motto is: “Knowledge increases by sharing, not hoarding it.”

Joanna Zur-Pinska

I have a background in biology and biotechnology (Master degree and PhD at the University of Silesia in Katowice, PL). I am interested in the role of various biological factors in the cellular response to complex bio-instructive scaffolds. I currently investigate the cell behavior on gradient polymeric-based platforms with different mechanical properties. 

Frendion Marchena

I have a background in biology and biotechnology (Master degree and I am a biology & medical research bachelor student working on having melt electrowritten scaffolds that mimic human trabecular meshwork properties in order to create an as accurate possible out-of-body model.