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Scientist > Prof. Dr V. Prasad Shastri

Prof. Dr V. Prasad Shastri

// born in 1967, is a Full ­Professor at the University of Freiburg, ­Germany and the Director of the Institute for Macro­molecular Chemistry

// He is one of the core ­faculties at the BIOSS Center for Biological Signaling Studies, which is one of the national clusters of Excellence in Germany

// He received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) in 1995 and carried out his post-­doctoral work with Robert Langer at MIT

// He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, proceedings, extended abstracts and book chapters and authored over 30 issued and pending patents in polymers, biomaterials, pharmaceuticals and regenerative medicine, many of which are licensed to pharma- and ­biotech companies

// He has pioneered several technologies in biomaterials, drug delivery, and nanotechnology, including the In Vivo Bioreactor, a ground-breaking approach for auto­logous engineering of bone and cartilage

// His laboratory is actively involved in the development of biomaterials for controlling cellular microenviron­ments, in vivo engineering of ­tissue, intracellular delivery, cancer therapeutics and functional ­imaging

Contact: laborundmore@succidia.de

Development of the next generation of synthetic extracellular matrices for 3D cell culture

Dessert for organ regeneration - von Prof. Dr V. Prasad Shastri, Aurélien Forget

Imagine that you are dining at a Japanese restaurant and at the end of the meal, the waiter serves you this beautifully ­laid out and decorated dessert. Besides being brightly colored and simply delicious, some of these desserts might remind you of what is called “pudding” in western cuisine. Believe it or not, these Far Eastern sweet deserts are made of agarose, a polysaccharide extracted from red algae, which has been used as a cooking ingredient...