Current Projects - Cipitria Lab
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Current Projects

2022

Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (PID2021-123013OB-I00)

Project: “Bioinspired biomaterials to model cell-extracellular matrix interaction in breast cancer dormancy and bone metastasis”

Principal investigator

Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa – Gipuzkoa Fellow Program

Project: „Development of patient avatars for the study of metastatic invasion in breast cancer and research of personalized advanced therapies“

Granted to Dr. Naike Salvador Moreno. Supervisor and co-fund by Dr. Amaia Cipitria.

CIC biomaGUNE Research Support Program 2022

Project: “3D-printed breast cancer metastasis models: Organotypic platforms to monitor disease progression and treatment (3D-BCMets)”

Co-PI together with Dr. Dorleta Jimenez de Aberasturi (CIC biomaGUNE)

Max Planck Queensland Center (MPQC)

Max Planck Queensland Center (MPQC) for “Exploring the Materials Science of Extracellular Matrices”

Associate researcher, research sub-topic „Human ECM“

2021

Ikerbasque Basque Foundation for Science

Ikerbasque Research Associate leading the group “Bioengineering in Regeneration and Cancer“ at Biodonostia Health Research Institute, San Sebastián, Spain

DFG (German Research Foundation) Collaborative Research Center CRC 1444

Project: „Directed cellular self-organization for advancing bone regeneration

Subproject: “Hydrogels with spatial patterning of biophysical and biochemical properties to guide osteogenesis”
Co-PI together with colleagues at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Free University Berlin, Deutsche Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin, Zuse Institute Berlin, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke and Wyss Institute for Biological Inspired Engineering.

2020

Horizon 2020 – Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications

Project: „HEALIKICK – A modular strategy for the repair of critical sized bone fractures

Co-PI together with University of Glasgow (UK), Histocell S.L. (Spain), Universidad de Navarra (Spain) and University of Strathclyde (UK).

Doctoral grant International Max Planck Research School on Multiscale Bio-Systems

Project: “Game Theory of Cancer Dormancy and Bone Metastasis”
Granted to Anna‐Dorothea Heller, Co-PI together with Dr. Angelo Valleriani.

Project: “Message in a vesicle: Intercellular communication through extracellular vesicles”
Granted to Nicky Tam, Co-PI together with Dr. Rumiana Dimova.

2019

Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers

Project: “Harnessing changes in bone ultrastructure in multiple myeloma: an ex vivo clinical study”
Granted to Dr. Inés Moreno-Jiménez, Co-PI together with Prof. Dr. med. Franziska Jundt.

2018

Doctoral grant International Max Planck Research School on Multiscale Bio-Systems

Project: “Biophysical cues in cancer cell dormancy”
Granted to Hubert Taïeb, Co-PI together with Dr. Tom Robinson and Dr. Luca Bertinetti.

2017

DFG (German Research Foundation) Emmy-Noether grant (CI 203/2-1)

Project: “Extracellular matrix biophysical cues in dormancy and bone metastasis”

Principal investigator

Einstein Center Regenerative Therapies (ECRT), Research grant and Kickbox seed grant

Project:“Role of mechanics and tissue architecture in pancreatic cancer and postoperative complications“.
Co-PI together with Dr. Lippens and Dr. med. Schmuck.

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the following organizations for previous support.