RM Seminar: Sheila MacNeil
Sheila is Professor of Tissue Engineering at Sheffield University ( non-clinical) with expertise in tissue engineering of skin, oral mucosa, urethra, oesophagus and cornea with a strong focus on translating research to the clinic. She has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles with over 7000 citations and has an h-index of 45. Since 1992 she has worked with clinicians in Sheffield, delivering autologous keratinocytes to burns patients and developed and commercialised improved delivery of skin cells to patients with MySkin™ and Cryoskin™ (autologous and allogeneic cell therapy for wound healing), available for NHS patients via Regenerys Ltd (www.regenerys.com). She has also worked extensively with NHS Urologist Professor Chris Chapple in Sheffield to develop tissue engineered oral mucosa for reconstruction of urethral stricture and published a 9 year follow-up on this recently. Another key project is developing cell delivery membranes for corneal defects (Wellcome Trust Affordable Healthcare for India) working with colleagues in India. She has also been developing an alternative material for support of the urethra with Professor Chris Chapple over the last 6 years which will better withstand the dynamic pressures in the pelvic floor.
She received the UK Society of Biomaterials President’s medal for her contributions to Biomaterials in both the UK and overseas in September 2014.
“Tissue engineering for the urethra and the pelvic floor”
Host: Petra de Graaf
Link to Sheila MacNeil http://www.shef.ac.uk/materials/staff/smacneil01