Dr Amaia Cipitria

Associated Investigator, Biodonostia Health Research Institute

Main Focus

Understand how biophysical and biochemical properties of native extracellular matrix and synthetic biomaterials guide cell response in tissue regeneration, cancer dormancy and bone metastasis.

Education

  • Since 2021 – Ikerbasque Research Associate and leader of the group “Bioengineering in Regeneration and Cancer” at Biodonostia Health Research Institute, Spain. Guest scientist at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany Guest scientist at Berlin Institute of Health and Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. Associate editor of the journal “Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications”
  • 2017-2021 – Emmy Noether independent junior research group leader of the group “Extracellular Matrix in Disease and Regeneration” at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
  • 2011-2017 – Senior scientist at Charité University Hospital Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 – Postdoctoral researcher at Charité University Hospital Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 – Postdoctoral researcher at Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 2008 – Ph.D. in Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2004 – M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Navarra – TECNUN, Spain

Awards and fellowships

  • Since 2021 – Ikerbasque Research Associate
  • 2017 – Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group Leader grant by the German Research Foundation
  • 2014 – Lydia-Rabinowitsch fellowship by the Charité University Hospital Berlin
  • 2012 – Spanish accreditation A.N.E.C.A. for the title of associate professor
  • 2011 – Rahel-Hirsch fellowship by the Charité University Hospital Berlin
  • 2005 – Fellow of the Cambridge European Society
  • 2005 – First National Prize in Mechanical Engineering by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
  • 2004 – Basque Government fellowship for doctoral research
  • 2004 – Kutxa Award to the best student in Mechanical Engineering in Guipúzcoa, Spain
  • 2003 – Rafael Escolá Foundation Award

Research publications

Publications of Amaia Cipitria are available on the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces website.

Contact

Email: amaia.cipitria@biodonostia.org

Website: www.cipitrialab.com