Tissue engineering; Bioreactors; Smart surfaces; Delivery; Microenvironment; Single cell analysis
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  • Director, Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Queensland Node
  • Group Leader, Tissue Engineering and Microfluidics Laboratory, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT, The University of Queensland

Research interests

Professor Justin Cooper-White's research interests include the development of novel biomaterials and engineered surfaces for tissue engineered cartilage, bone, cardiac muscle and vascular systems, microbioreactors for stem cell expansion and differentiation, microfluidic devices for biofluid property measurement and early disease detection and the manufacture of microparticle delivery systems.


  1. Rowlands Andrew S; George Peter A; Cooper-White Justin J., ‘Directing osteogenic and myogenic differentiation of MSCs: interplay of stiffness and adhesive ligand presentation.’ American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology 295(4), C1037-44 2008.
  2. George, P.A., Doran, M.R., Croll, T.I., Munro, T.P., Cooper-White, J.J., Nanoscale presentation of cell adhesive molecules via block copolymer self-assembly. Biomaterials, 30(27) 4732-4737 2009.
  3. Titmarsh, D., Cooper-White, J.J., Microbioreactor array for full-factorial analysis of provision of multiple soluble factors in cellular microenvironments. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 104(6) 1240-1244 2009.
  4. Doran, M.R., Markway, B.D., Croll, T.I., Sara, S., Munro, T.P., Cooper-White, J.J., Controlled presentation of recombinant proteins via a zinc-binding peptide-linker in two and three dimensional formats. Biomaterials, 30(34) 6614-6620 2009.
  5. Cameron, Andrew.R., Frith, Jessica.E., Cooper-White, Justin.J. The influence of substrate creep on mesenchymal stem cell behaviour and phenotype. Biomaterials, 2011.
  6. Hudson, J.E., Mills, R.J., Frith, J.E., Brooke, G., Jaramillo-Ferrada, P., Wolvetang, E.J., Cooper-White, J.J., A Defined Media and Substrate for Expansion of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Progenitors that Enriches for Osteo- and Chondro-genic Precursors, in Press, Stem Cells and Development, 20 (1), pp. 77-87 2011.
  7. Prowse, A.B.J., Doran, M.R., Cooper-White, J.J., Chong, F., Munro, T.P., Fitzpatrick, J., Chung, T.-L., Haylock, D.N., Gray, P.P., Wolvetang, E.J. Long term culture of human embryonic stem cells on recombinant vitronectin in ascorbate free media (2010) Biomaterials, 31 (32), pp. 8281-8288.
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