Anna Maria BlockiAssistant Professor of the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


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  Room 124A, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sci. Bldg, Area 39, CUHK


  1. Engineering of bio-instructive biomaterials to guide regeneration processes
  2. Deciphering of the extracellular matrix
  3. Blood-derived angiogenic cells (BDACs), their pericytic identity and their potential for clinical application
  1. Blocki A., Löper F., Chirico N., T. Neffe A., Jung F., Stamm C., Lendlein A. (2017). Engineering of cell-laden gelatin-based microcapsules for cell delivery and immobilization in regenerative therapies. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2017 Sep 4. doi: 10.3233/CH-179206. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. A. Blocki, C. Löwenberg, Y. Jiang, K. Kratz, A.T. Neffe, F. Jung, A. Lendlein. (2016). Response of encapsulated cells to a gelatin matrix with varied bulk and microenvironmental elastic properties. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 28 (10), 1245-1251
  3. P. Peh, N.S.J. Lim, A. Blocki, S.M.L. Chee, H.C. Park, S. Liao, C. Chan et al. (2015). Simultaneous delivery of highly diverse bioactive compounds from blend electrospun fibers for skin wound healing. Bioconjugate chemistry 26 (7), 1348-1358
  4. A. Blocki, S. Beyer, J.Y. Dewavrin, A. Goralczyk, Y. Wang, P. Peh, M. Ng et al. (2015). Microcapsules engineered to support mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) survival and proliferation enable long-term retention of MSCs in infarcted myocardium. Biomaterials 53, 12-24
  5. J.Y. Dewavrin, M. Abdurrahiem, A. Blocki, M. Musib, F. Piazza, M. Raghunath. (2015). Synergistic Rate Boosting of Collagen Fibrillogenesis in Heterogeneous Mixtures of Crowding Agents. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119 (12), 4350-4358
  6. A. Blocki, Y. Wang, M. Koch, A. Goralczyk, S. Beyer, N. Agarwal, M. Lee et al. (2015). Sourcing of an Alternative Pericyte-Like Cell Type from Peripheral Blood in Clinically Relevant Numbers for Therapeutic Angiogenic Applications. Molecular Therapy 23 (3), 510-522
  7. R. Rashid, S. Beyer, A. Blocki, C. Le Visage, D. Trau, T. Wohland et al. (2014). Mitochondrial Routing of Glucose and Sucrose Polymers after Pinocytotic Uptake: Avenues for Drug Delivery. Biomacromolecules 15 (6), 2119-2127
  8. X.M. Ang, M.H.C. Lee, A. Blocki, C. Chen, L.L.S. Ong, H.H. Asada, A. Sheppard et al. (2013). Macromolecular crowding amplifies adipogenesis of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells by enhancing the pro-adipogenic microenvironment. Tissue Engineering Part A 20 (5-6), 966-981
  9. A. Blocki, Y. Wang, M. Koch, P. Peh, S. Beyer, P. Law, J. Hui, M. Raghunath. (2013). Not all MSCs can act as pericytes: functional in vitro assays to distinguish pericytes from other mesenchymal stem cells in angiogenesis. Stem cells and development 22 (17), 2347-2355
  10. C. Chen, F. Loe, A. Blocki, Y. Peng, M. Raghunath. (2011). Applying macromolecular crowding to enhance extracellular matrix deposition and its remodeling in vitro for tissue engineering and cell-based therapies. Advanced drug delivery reviews 63 (4), 277-290