Dr. Alexandra Marques
Alexandra P. Marques has a PhD on Materials Science and Technology Biomaterials from the University of Minho, Portugal in cooperation with the University of Liverpool, UK, and BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Porto, Portugal. She is a Founder, Deputy-Director and Principal Investigator of the 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal. She is also Member of the Governing Board of the PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B´s. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, John Wiley & Sons – Blackwell, launched in 2007, of which was also Assistant Editor (2009-2016), and Elected Council Member (from July 2018) of the European Wound management Association.
Alexandra P. Marques has been integrating knowledge on stem cells and biomaterials into tissue engineering as a way to define innovative strategies to improve the functionality of bone and skin tissue engineered constructs. Ultimately, she envisions taking advantage of the generated knowledge to advance the creation of tissue engineered 3D in vitro skin models with features that are not provided by current systems. She edited 2 books, and is author of 97 peer-reviewed publications, 18 book chapters, 91 Indexed conference abstracts and proceedings and more than 200 communications in major conferences of the field. She is co-inventor of 13 patents (5 families). In 2016 she was also awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC-2016-COG) with the project ECM_INK – Cells-self Extracellular Matrices-based Bioinks to create accurate 3D diseased skin tissue models.