Anthi Ranella

Researcher/ Head of Tissue Engineering – Regenerative Medicine and Immunoengineering (TERMIM) Lab
Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)

Anthi Ranella is a Researcher at IESL-FORTH and leads the Tissue Engineering – Regenerative Medicine and Immunoengineering (TERMIM) Lab. She received her B.Sc. in Biology and her M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Crete. She holds a doctoral degree in in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine from the University of Crete. Dr. Ranella has entered into European (FP7 and Horizon 2020) and National research projects. Her research activities have led to the granting of two patents and have contributed in more than 40 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and 4 chapters in scientific books which have been cited over 1500 times (Scopus, h-index=18).Her current fields of interests are Biophotonics with emphasis on Laser based 3D biomimetic scaffold fabrication for Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications of Laser in Diagnostics, Drug Delivery and Nanosurgery. In general some of the main scientific topics are:

– the understanding of the molecular and physicochemical mechanisms that take place at the interface between cells and biomaterials at the micro / nano scale,

– the examination of the potential medical and/or clinical applications of optimized artificial tissue scaffolds,

– the development of specific scaffolds to be used as neuronal implants,

– the development of specific 3D cells platforms to be used for the support of macrophage adherence, antigen presentation and specific antibody production.