Rowan Lab

A thorough understanding of the fundamental biochemical processes is what enables us to translate our research into clinical settings targeting wound healing applications and biomarker screening for early detection of bone diseases - Osteosight.


Our group is based at The University of Queensland, Australia, within the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, where we have access to state-of-the-art equipment, such as our custom-built super resolution confocal–rheometer. In the Rowan Lab we are taking on the challenges of fundamental research to understand how exactly the material properties of the extracellular matrices found in living tissues are translated into intracellular response and signalling. With focus on the synthesis of synthetic and well-defined natural and hybrid matrices we strive to develop novel methodologies on how to study the cell–material interactions in close detail.



Journal cover: Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2020, e2000304

Journal cover: Adv. Healthc. Mater., 2022, 11 (15).