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Dr. Ing. Ana Sancho


Main research

With a background on microfabrication technologies and a shift into Life Sciences, current research is focused on the interaction between mammalian cells and biomaterials. Cell-material as well as cell-cell adhesion forces are currently under study at the single cell level by means of Fluid Force Microscopy (FluidFM®).

Scientific career

• 2013 - 2014: PostDoc in the Department for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry, Julius-Maximilian’s University, Würzburg, Germany
• 2009 - 2012: Post-Doc position in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Unit, CEIT Research Center, Spain
• 2003 – 2008: Ph.D. in Microsystems and Microelectronics, TECNUN (School of Engineering of the University of Navarra), Spain
• 2000 – 2003: M.S. in Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering at TECNUN
• 1997 – 2000: B.S. in Electronic Engineering at the School of Technical Engineering (University of the Basque Country), Spain


L. Macri-Pellizzeri, B. Pelacho, A. Sancho, O. Iglesias-Garcia, A. Simon-Yarza, M. Soriano-Navarro, S. Gonzalez-Granero, J. M. García Verdugo, E.M. de Juan-Pardo, F. Prosper. Substrate stiffness and composition specifically direct differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells. Tissue Engineering Part A2015; published online

A. Sancho, L. Vázquez, E.M. de Juan-Pardo. Effect of cold storage on collagen-based hydrogels for the three-dimensional culture of adipose-derived stem cells. Biofabrication 2014; 6

I. Andreu, T. Luque, A. Sancho, B. Pelacho, O. Iglesias-García, E. Melo, R. Farré, F. Prósper, M.R. Elizalde, D. Navajas. Heterogeneous micromechanical properties of the extracellular matrix in healthy and infarcted hearts. Acta Biomaterialia 2014; 104: 3235-3242

P. Fernández-Robredo, A. Sancho, S. Johnen, S. Recalde, N. Gama, G. Thumann, J. Groll, A. García-Layana. Current Treatment Limitations in Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Future Approaches Based on Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering. Journal of Ophthalmology 2014; 2014

A. Sancho, F. Arizti, F.J. Gracia. Porous silicon for the development of capacitive microstructures. Microelectronic Engineering 2009; 86:2144-2148

A. Sancho, N. Pérez, F.J. Gracia. Development and characterization of electrochemically enlarged silicon electrodes for energy storage microcapacitors. Physicy Status Solidi C 2008; 5:3471-3474

A. Sancho, J. A. Etxeberria, F.J. Gracia. 3D macroporous structures for the development of high capacitance silicon integrated microcapacitors. Microelecetronic Engineering2007; 84:1308-1311

Book Chapters

A. Sancho, J. Aldazabal, A. Rainer, E.M. De-Juan-Pardo.
“Tissue Engineering: Computer Modeling, Biofabrication and Cell Behavior”, Ch. 7 “Rational Design of Artificial Cellular Niches for Tissue Engineering”
Ed. Springer(2013) Vol. 31, pp.129-147, ISBN: 978-94-007-7072-0


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