The Laboratory for
Cell-Material Interactions


Welcome to the Laboratory for Cell-Material Interactions. The use of biomaterials has come a long way in improving healthcare as we know it today. Even so, there is tremendous potential to further impact healthcare with advancements in materials science and technology. The key to realizing this potential lies in enhancing our understanding of how biological systems, especially cells, interact with materials of different nature. This is therefore the central theme of our research.

Recent Publications

  • Kathawala MH, Ng WL, Liu D, Naing MW, Yeong WY, Spiller K, van Dyke M, Ng KW. Healing of Chronic-wounds – An Update of Recent Developments and Future Possibilities. Tissue Engineering, Part B: Reviews. Accepted 25 Apr 2019. [DOI: 10.1089/ten.TEB.2019.0019]
  • Nguyen LTH, Muktabar A, Tang J, Wong YS, Thaxton CS, Venkatraman SS, Ng KW. The Potential of Fluocinolone Acetonide to Mitigate Inflammation and Lipid Accumulation in 2D and 3D Foam Cell Cultures. BioMed Research International. 3739251, 2018. [DOI: 10.1155/2018/3739251]
  • Yusoff R, Nguyen LTH, Chiew P, Wang ZM, Ng KW. Comparative Differences in the Behaviour of TiO₂ and SiO₂ Food Additives in Food Ingredient Solutions. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 20:76-89. 2018. [DOI: 10.1007/s11051-018-4176-8]
  • Adav SS, Subbaiaih RS, Kim KS, Lee AY, Lai HY, Ng KW, Sze SK, Schmidtchen A. Studies on the Proteome of Human Hair - Identification of Histones and Deamidated Keratins. Scientific Reports 8:1599. 2018. [DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20041-9]
  • Lai HY, Wang S, Singh V, Nguyen LTH, Ng KW. Evaluating the Antioxidant Effects of Human Hair Protein Extracts. Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition 29(7-9):1081-1093. 2018. [DOI: 10.1080/09205063.2017.1421345]
  • Hedegaard CL, Collin EC, Redondo-Gómez C, Nguyen LTH, Ng KW, Castrejón-Pita AA, Castrejón-Pita JR, Mata A. Hydrodynamically Guided Hierarchical Self-assembly of Peptide-Protein Bioinks. Advanced Functional Materials 28(16):1703716. 2018. [DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201703716]
  • Yue K, Liu Y, Byambaa B, Singh V, Liu W, Li X, Sun Y, Zhang SY, Tamayol A, Zhang P, Ng KW, Annabi N, Khademhosseini A. Visible Light Crosslinkable Human Hair Keratin Hydrogels. Bioengineering & Translational Medicine 3:37-48. 2018. [DOI: 10.1002/btm2.10077]