Prof Michael Gelinsky

Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Michael Gelinsky received his PhD in Chemistry from Freiburg University (Germany). In 1999, he moved to Dresden University of Technology (Germany) and worked for around 10 years in the Institute for Materials Science, heading his own group at the newly founded Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials from 2002. In 2010, he was appointed as Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and is currently head of the Centre for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research. Gelinsky’s work is focused on biomaterials and scaffold development, tissue engineering and regenerative therapies, mostly for musculoskeletal tissues. His group is also very active since more than 10 years now in the field of additive manufacturing of degradable implants and biofabrication technologies. His lab is mostly using microextrusion methods but also has started with melt electrowriting and inkjet. The team published the first papers on bioprinting of live microalgae and plant-derived cells (“green bioprinting”).

Michael Gelinsky was conference chair of the annual meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials in 2019 and is currently Vice President of the German Society for Biomaterials. In addition, he is serving as a board member of the International Society for Biofabrication. In 2020, he was elected as a member of the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE).

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