Dr Christoph Meinert

Adjunct Senior Fellow

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Dr Christoph Meinert is a Senior Research Fellow at Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) and Co-Founder & Managing Director of Gelomics Pty Ltd.

Christoph holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology from the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany and completed his PhD in Bioengineering/Regenerative Medicine at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2017. For his PhD thesis, Christoph received the QUT Outstanding Thesis Award (top 5% at QUT) and the Signato Foundation Medal for Research Excellence. Following the completion of his PhD, Christoph joined the research team led by Distinguished Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher as Postdoctoral Research Fellow where he performed interdisciplinary research in the fields of tissue engineering, additive biomanufacturing, cell biology, biomaterials, polymer chemistry, and mechanical engineering.

Christoph's current research at the Herston Biofabrication Institute (MNHHS) utilises state-of-the-art additive (bio-)manufacturing technologies to develop novel medical devices and tissue-engineered implants for endovascular and vascular applications.

Research Interests

  • Vascular Tissue Engineering
    Tissue engineering of small diameter vascular grafts using Melt-Electrowritten (MEW) scaffolds, human cells, and bioreactor culture.
  • Endovascular Devices
    Development of drug-eluting and resorbable endovascular devices such as stents.
  • 3D Bioprinting
    Development of bioinks and other biomaterials for Additive Biomanufacturing.
  • Soft Robotics
    Development of soft robotic catheters for minimally invasive surgery.

Research Impacts

Christoph received over AUD $5 Million in competitive research funding as Chief Investigator, AUD $100,000 start-up funding for research commercialisation, and over 15 awards and scholarships for research excellence since 2017. Christoph translated his research into multiple commercially available products and is also a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Gelomics Pty Ltd, a Brisbane-based Biotechnology company offering advanced 3D cell culture technologies for biomedical research and drug development.

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1Kb9uLwAAAAJ&hl=en

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Meinert, Christoph, Schrobback, Karsten, Levett, Peter A., Lutton, Cameron, Sah, Robert L. and Klein, Travis J. (2017). Tailoring hydrogel surface properties to modulate cellular response to shear loading. 9th European Elastin Meeting (EEM), Stuttgart, Germany, 17-19 June 2016. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.10.011

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision