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Professor Lucy Di Silvio

Lucy Di Silvio (LDS) is Professor of Tissue Engineering, and Head of the Biomaterials, Biomimetics & Biophotonics Division, based in the Dental Institute, King’s College London, Guy’s Hospital

The mission of the Division is to enhance healthcare outcomes on a world-wide scale, through its research, training and research translation programmes. The division provides a unique interface between basic and applied research through to clinical translation.

LDS’s research is focussed on high quality science based on the regeneration of tissues using stem cell technology and its translation and application for specific clinical problems related largely to oral, craniofacial and orthopaedics. Also, biocompatibility of novel materials, 2D, 3D cell model (Bioreactor), and cell-material interactions.

Developing regenerative medicine strategies for musculo-skeletal conditions relating to bone, articular cartilage damage and osteochondral defects e.g. cell-seeded scaffolds to direct differentiation of stem cells for in vivo bone and cartilage regeneration. Her groups major focus is vascularization of grafts ex-vivo and their integration with host tissue.

LDS has over 22 years experience in the field, and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, numerous book chapters and is Editor of “Cellular response to biomaterials”. Over the years, she has formulated numerous International collaborations both in Europe and worldwide.

LDS is immediate past President of the United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials (UKSB) and Secretary of the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB, 2009-2013) and is co-President of the World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2020. In June 2011 she was awarded  the ‘Ordine della Stella d'Italia’  (The Order of the Star of Italy)  “to recognise those expatriates who have made an outstanding contribution  to the preservation and promotion of national prestige abroad”.


Professor Lucy Di Silvio will be featuring in Session 1 - Materials

Make:Shift Presenters

Dr Sarat Babu
Julia Bennett
Lauren Bowker
Gerard Briscoe
Mark Burrows
Annabelle Campbell
Mark Champkins
Professor Daniel Charny
Amy Congdon
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Gina Czarnecki
Boris Debackere
Matt Durran
Lizete Druka
Michael Eden
Gregory Epps
Bronac Ferran
Grant Gibson
Dr Karen Ingham
Michelle Kasprzak
Professor Roger Kneebone
Dr Zoe Laughlin
Professor Julia Lohmann
Martina Margetts
Alex McLean
Tom Metcalfe
Dr Mark Miodownik
Ammar Mirjan
Gareth Neal
Professor Raymond Oliver
Dr Claire Pajaczkowska
Professor Mike Press
Fi Scott
Professor Lucy Di Silvio
Rhian Soloman
Dr Becky Stewart
Dries Verbruggen