Professor Dietmar Hutmacher
Chair of Regenerative Medicine
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology
"Humanized mice Models: The Next Research Frontier in Cancer Research"
Dietmar W Hutmacher is Distinguished Professor and Chair of
Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Health and Biomedical
Innovation of the Queensland University of Technology, where he leads the Centre in Regenerative
Medicine, a multidisciplinary team of researchers including engineers, cell biologists, polymer chemists,
clinicians, and veterinary surgeons. He is one of very few academics in the field of biomaterials/tissue
engineering who has taken a research program from the holistic concept through to clinical application.
D/Prof Hutmacher has eminent track record in biomedical engineering, tissue engineering & regenerative
medicine. He is not only among the pioneers in the field of scaffold-based tissue engineering yet also
developed an outstanding track record in two new cutting edge research areas namely “3D in vitro cancer
models” and “humanized animal models of cancer” via the translation of biomedical engineering
technologies into cancer research.
D/Prof Hutmacher’s did build a research program that gained global recognition. The interdisciplinary
network goes beyond current mainstream collaboration configurations in joint science- and technology
research and achieved to advance different scientific and technological disciplines together and in synergy
towards several scientific breakthroughs. D/Prof Hutmacher’s international standing and impact on the
field are illustrated by his publication record (more than 300 journal articles, 14 edited books, 50 book
chapters and more than 500 conference papers) and citation record (>25.000 citations, h-index of 78)