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Skills Course Utrecht 2020

Levato Riccardo - Researcher

Levato Riccardo

University Medical Center Utrecht
Orthopaedics
Utrecht, Netherlands

Dr. Riccardo Levato is Assistant Professor in Biofabrication and Regenerative Medicine at the Department of Orthopedics, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and Department of Clinical Science of Utrecht University. His main research focus are on the development of Biofabrication strategies to create bioprinted and lab-made tissue models, particularly for on osteochondral regeneration. At UMCU, he focuses especially on novel treatments for cartilage and osteochondral defects and their application in translational regenerative medicine. For his work on biofabrication, he was conferred the 2015 Julia Polak award by the European Society for Biomaterials and the 2016 Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award. Dr. Levato worked in several research groups across Europe: 3Bs, University of Minho, (Portugal); BioMatLab, Technical University of Milan (Italy), Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC, Spain), in the field of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, and holds a cum laude PhD in Biomedical Engineering (obtained at the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain).