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Julian George

Current Position              Post-doctoral Research Assistant and Lab Manager


Contact Information       Institute of Biomedical Engineering
                                      Old Road Campus Research Building,
                                      Off Roosevelt Drive, Headington,
                                      OX3 7DQ
                                       Tel:          01865-617914

Research Interests

Differentiation, culture and formation of functional neural networks of astrocytes and neurons in novel synthetic hydrogel based tissue constructs.




BSc First Class Honours (The University of Edinburgh) Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science

MSc Distinction (Imperial College London) Biomedical Engineering

PhD (Imperial College London) Bone Tissue Engineering and Nano-fibre Scaffold fabrication


Work Experience

Post-doctoral Research Assistant (The University of Oxford): Culture of human stem cell derived cortical cultures using three dimensional in-vitro tissue models.



Journal Papers

Electrophysiological properties and synaptic function of mesenchymal stem cells during neurogenic differentiation - a mini-review.  Jing Liu, Lin Song, Changbin Jiang, Yang Liu, Julian George, Hua Ye, Zhanfeng Cui. The International journal of artificial organs, 2012, Vol:35(5) Pages:323-37.

Synthetic polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering
Place ES, George JH, Williams CK, Stevens MM. Chem Soc Rev, 2009, 38, 1139 – 1151
Novel materials for bone and cartilage regeneration
Bonzani IC, George JH, Stevens MM. Curr Opin Chem Biol, 2006, Vol:10, Pages:568-575
Investigating the cellular response to nanofibrous materials by use of a MWCNT model
George JH, Shaffer MS, Stevens MM. J Exp Nanosci, 2006, Vol:1, Pages:1-12
Exploring and Engineering the Cell Surface Interface
Stevens MM, George JH. Science, 18 Nov 2005: Vol 310. No. 5751, 1135 - 1138
Determining Osteoblast Response to Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
George JH, Shaffer MS, Stevens MM. EUROMAT, Sept 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.
New strategies for tissue engineering.
George JH, Stevens MM. Nano-Stem cell Symposium, Mar 2007, Hagedorn Research Institute, Denmark