Institute of Health and
Biomedical Innovation
a university for the real world

Tissue repair and translational physiology


The research conducted by this area is focussed on tissue remodelling, especially as it pertains to extracellular environments and in particular, the interactions of growth factors and the extracellular matrix (ECM).

The research activity ranges from basic studies on pathogenesis, the molecular mechanisms underpinning these, through to targeted molecular, biochemical and cellular manipulation of cells and tissue to enable repair and regeneration. This has led to the generation of new devices and therapies, as well as prognostic and diagnostic tools to monitor tissue damage and repair.

Our researchers pursue interdisciplinary research, believing that innovative solutions are found at the interface between disciplines. Researchers have highly productive linkages with mathematical modellers, bio-informaticians, bio-engineers, biomaterials scientists, health economics experts, nurses and clinical specialists, and with biotechnology companies and health care service providers. These linkages have spanned the globe and involve industry partners, universities, hospitals and international research institutes.

Research programs

  • Tissue repair and remodelling
  • Skin and wound management


  • Translational Research Institute (TRI)
  • PC2 (physical containment level 2) laboratories
  • Materials testing facilities


International linkages

  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • UK
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore

Cross-disciplinary engagement

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Applied mathematics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Nursing
  • Health services research
  • Materials engineering


Evidence of impact

Research enquiries