Tissue engineering


Prof. Vignesh Muthuvijayan

IIT  Madras

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The course will introduce principles and applications of tissue engineering. The course will provide an understanding of the applications of engineering and life science principles in the field of tissue engineering. As an up and coming interdisciplinary domain of research, the course will be designed based on current literature.


 Masters/Doctoral students and faculty interested in teaching Tissue Engineering


Understanding of basic cell biology would be helpful


Companies that are involved in regenerative medicine and related technologies


Dr. Vignesh Muthuvijayan is a Chemical Engineer by training. He received his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from A. C. Tech, Anna University, India. He went on to pursue his Master’s degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He also worked as a post-doc at Johns Hopkins University. After spending about 8 years in the United States, he moved back to India to join the Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras in 2010. His research interests are in the area of biomaterials and their applications.


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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

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EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

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Course Details

Week 1: Introduction to tissue engineering
Week 2: Scaffolds: extracellular matrix, natural and synthetic polymers
Week 3: Hydrogels, bioceramics, scaffold fabrication
Week 4: Material characterization
Week 5: Cell source, isolation, growth, differentiation
Week 6: Cell adhesion, migration, signaling, bioreactors and challenges in tissue engineering
Week 7: Host integration, bioethics, Applications: Skin tissue engineering
Week 8: Applications: Bone tissue engineering, Vascular tissue engineering, and Corneal tissue engineering


1. Bernhard O. Palsson, Sangeetha N. Bhatia, Tissue Engineering, 2004, Pearson
2. Robert A Brown, Extreme Tissue Engineering: Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication, 2013, Wiley Blackwell
3. W Mark Saltzman, Tissue Engineering: Engineering Principles for the Design of Replacement Organs and Tissues, 2004, Oxford University Press
4. John P Fisher, Antonios G Mikos, Joseph D Bronzino, Tissue Engineering, 2006, CRC Press
5. Robert Lanza, Robert Langer, Joseph Vacanti, Principles of Tissue Engineering, Third Edition, 2007, Elsevier Academic Press


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