Prof. Po-Chun Chang
Professor Po-Chun Chang is currently the Director of the Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He obtained his PhD at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA and specialized in periodontology at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Prof. Chang is a well-known researcher in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, periodontology and implant dentistry with publications in reputable journals. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Taiwan Academy of Periodontology and the Journal of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Moreover, he is the Chair of the Publication Committee, Taiwan Academy of Periodontology. He also contributes to the ITI section in Taiwan as a study club coordinator.
Title: Development of biomimetic interfaces for alveolar ridge regeneration
A biomimetic material-tissue interface plays an important role for the success of alveolar ridge regeneration. The research team worked on two aspects including the establishment of a nanofibrous interface with molecular cues on the barrier membrane and fabricating rapidly prototyped hydroxyapatite-based scaffolds with degradable alginate-based matrix. Both aspects aimed at mimicking the extracellular matrix and providing a microenvironment favorable for osteogensis and had shown promising outcomes in vivo.