Louise France

Dr Louise France

Programme Director and Lecturer in Medical and Mechanical Engineering

Summary

Dr Louise France is Programme Director of Medical Engineering and teaches on the Medical and Mechanical Engineering programmes. Her research contributes to the Biomedical Engineering, and Materials and Manufacturing research groups in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr France's expertise lies in bioreactor development, biomaterials for wound care devices and tissue-material interactions for medical devices. Her research forms part of the University Advanced Wound Care Cluster, working closely with Smith and Nephew.

Postgraduate

Dr France welcomes applications in her specialist areas. Current PhD Supervisions - Nicola Mandolini, Developing a Bioreactor for In Vitro Testing of Wound Care Devices - Alexandra Hendon, Modelling the Biomechanics of Wound Care Devices - Michael Taylor, In Silico Model of the Diabetic Foot

Journal Article

Transient serum exposure regimes to support dual differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells

France, L. A., Scotchford, C. A., Grant, D. M., Rashidi, H., Popov, A. A., & Sottile, V. (2014). Transient serum exposure regimes to support dual differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 8(8), 652-663. https://doi.org/10.1002/term.1567

Differences in the pattern and regulation of mineral deposition in human cell lines of osteogenic and non-osteogenic origin

Rashidi, H., Strohbuecker, S., Jackson, L., Kalra, S., Blake, A. J., France, L., …Sottile, V. (2012). Differences in the pattern and regulation of mineral deposition in human cell lines of osteogenic and non-osteogenic origin. Cells, tissues, organs, 195(6), 484-494. https://doi.org/10.1159/000329861

Developing supportive culture conditions for a cellularised osteochondral construct: Influence of transient serum exposure on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells

France, L., Scotchford, C., Sottile, V., Rashidi, H., & Grant, D. (2011). Developing supportive culture conditions for a cellularised osteochondral construct: Influence of transient serum exposure on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. European cells & materials, 22(SUPPL.2), 47

Presentation / Conference

Raman spectroscopic characterisation of mineralized matrix produced by MSC during osteogenesis when cultured in serum-depleted culture conditions suitable for osteochondral constructs

France, L., Scotchford, C., Sottile, V., Rashidi, H., & Grant, D. Raman spectroscopic characterisation of mineralized matrix produced by MSC during osteogenesis when cultured in serum-depleted culture conditions suitable for osteochondral constructs. Paper presented at 24th European Conference on Biomaterials - Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials