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Dr. Conor Buckley

Associate Professor (Mechanical, Manuf & Biomedical Eng)
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Conor Buckley is Principal investigator (PI) in the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering and the Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research (AMBER) Centre at Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on novel biomaterials, biofabrication and cell-based strategies for tissue regeneration (https://www.buckleylab.eu/). Buckley founded Med3DP (www.med3dp.com), an initiative to develop medical devices for humanitarian healthcare using 3D printing technology. Buckley also serves as a board member for Common European Masters in Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE), is external examiner for the MSc Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine programme, University of Manchester and member of the Advisory Board for the Biomedical Engineering Master's degree programme at University of Groningen, Netherlands. Buckley has received research funding from the European Research Council (ERC), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Research Council (IRC) in the areas of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as PI (>€3.5million) and as co-investigator (>€10.45million). He has published 70 international peer reviewed journal articles and over 180 conference publications. Buckley is also a PI on several commercial projects developing biomaterials for peripheral nerve repair (Integra Life Sciences) and bioprinting for next generation implantable devices and tissues for orthopaedic applications (Johnson & Johnson). In 2016, he received a Career Development Award (CDA) from SFI and in 2019 received an ERC Consolidator award to develop personalised medicine approaches to regenerating the intervertebral disc.
  Bioengineering   Biomaterials   BIOMECHANICS   Biomedical Engineering   Chemical Engineering   Computational Mechanics   Computer-Aided Engineering   Image Processing   Manufacturing Engineering   Medical Devices Engineering   Tissue Engineering   TISSUE GROWTH-FACTOR   TISSUE TYPE   TISSUE-CULTURE   TISSUE-CULTURE CELLS
 Personalised Medicine for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration- Integrating Profiling, Predictive Modelling and Gene Activated Biomaterials (INTEGRATE)
 COVI3D - The development and characterization of lung ECM bioinks to 3D bioprint human lung tissue for use in the pre-clinical testing of novel COVID-19 therapies
 AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research) Centre Phase 2
 CEMACUBE EIT Track
 Transition- Delivering Innovative Materials for Medical Devices

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External Examiner- MSc Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine programme, University of Manchester Oct-2018
Advisory Board Member- Master's degree programme Biomedical Engineering University of Groningen, Netherlands. April 2018
CEMACUBE/KIC-EIT Board Member: University representation on the board of the Common European Masters in Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE). The applicant's expertise is the sole reason Trinity College was selected as the specialist site for Tissue Engineering. He was co-applicant for CEMACUBE to receive the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) label, which was successfully awarded in 2019. The EIT is a European innovation body inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe. 2013
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) panel expert. QQI is the national agency responsible for the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). 2017
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Educating Students in Engineering and Medicine (ESEM), Co- Founding member and Treasurer 2015 2020
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) 2009 Present
European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) 2009 Present
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2009 Present
Conor Buckley, Engineering Biomaterial and Cell-based Strategies for Disc Regeneration- Layers of Complexity, ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium- New Horizons in Intervertebral Disc Research, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pennsylvania, USA, Nov 3 - 7, 2019, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Naqvi, S.M. and Gansau, J. and Gibbons, D. and Buckley, C.T., In vitro co-culture and ex vivo organ culture assessment of primed and cryopreserved stromal cell microcapsules for intervertebral disc regeneration, European cells & materials, 37, 2019, p134-152 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Browe, D.C. and Mahon, O.R. and Díaz-Payno, P.J. and Cassidy, N. and Dudurych, I. and Dunne, A. and Buckley, C.T. and Kelly, D.J., Glyoxal cross-linking of solubilized extracellular matrix to produce highly porous, elastic, and chondro-permissive scaffolds for orthopedic tissue engineering, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Samuel S., McDonnell E., and Buckley C.T., Effect of Growth Factor Priming to Promote a Discogenic Phenotype of Tissue Spheroids for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration, ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium- New Horizons in Intervertebral Disc Research, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pennsylvania, USA, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
McDonnell E., Tornifoglio B., Gansau J. and Buckley C.T., Elucidating and Optimizing the Distribution of Metabolites within Ex Vivo Disc Organ Culture Systems, ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium- New Horizons in Intervertebral Disc Research, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pennsylvania, USA, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Gansau J., McDonnell E. and Buckley C.T. , Altering the Local Acidic Microenvironment of the Degenerated Intervertebral Disc using Injectable Antacid Microcapsules, ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium- New Horizons in Intervertebral Disc Research, Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pennsylvania, USA, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Kočí Z., Hibbits A.J., Kneafsey S.L., Zilic L., Chen G., Buckley C.T., Archibald S.J. and O'Brien F.J, An advanced nerve guidance conduit for repairing large peripheral nerve defects, Society for Neuroscience meeting, Neuroscience , McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, United States., 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Hibbitts A.J., Koci Z., Kneafsey S., Zilic L., Cavanagh B., Buckley C.T., Archibald S.J. and O'Brien F.J., Effect of matrix substrate composition on in vitro and in vivo regeneration in microporous nerve guidance conduits, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society EU (TERMIS-EU), Rhodes, Greece, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Browe D.C., Burdis R., Freeman F.E., Diaz Payno P.J., Nulty J.M., Buckley C.T., Brama P.A.J. and Kelly D.J. , Enhancing endogenous articular cartilage repair using extracellular matrix derived scaffolds: Evaluation in a caprine model, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society EU (TERMIS-EU), Rhodes, Greece, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Browe D., Burdis, R., Freeman, F.E., Diaz Payno, P., Nulty, J.M., Buckley C.T., Brama P.A.J. and Kelly D.J. , Enhancing Endogenous Articular Cartilage Repair Following Microfracture Using Superelastic Extracellular Matrix Derived Scaffolds, Orthopaedic Research Society, Austin Texas, USA, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
  

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Gansau J., McDonnell E. and Buckley, C.T. , Enhancing the local acidic microenvironment found in degenerated intervertebral discs using pH neutralizing microcapsules, Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Co Carlow, Ireland , 2020, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Ryan T. and Buckley, C.T. , Ambient temperature transportation of chondrocytes for cell therapies, 24th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Johnstown Estate Hotel & Spa, Enfield, Co. Meath , 2018, Poster, PRESENTED
Tornifoglio B., Kerskens C.M. and Buckley C.T., Non-invasive characterisation of the intervertebral disc microenvionment through finite element modelling and magnetic resonance imaging, 24th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Johnstown Estate Hotel & Spa, Enfield, Co. Meath , 2018, Poster, PRESENTED
Irwin, P.P. and Buckley, C.T. , Glucose mapping of bovine intervertebral disc organ culture models. An experimental and numerical analysis. , Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, 2017, Poster, PRESENTED
Mandal, P. and Buckley, C.T., Comparison of bone marrow stem cells and nasal chondrocytes for nucleus pulposus regeneration, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, 2017, Poster, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T. , Regenerating the Intervertebral Disc- Biomaterial Strategies, Stem Cells and Microenvironmental Effects, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, Nov , 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T. , SCIENCE & SPORTS INJURIES- How tissue engineering will reduce the need for complex surgery?, A World of Science in Sport, Public Lecture, Global Room, Trinity College Dublin, Jul , 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T. , Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering, Trinity Centre for Bioengineering Winter Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, Dec , 2010, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T. , Mesenchymal Stem Cell Based Therapies for Articular Cartilage Repair, Mesenchymal Stem Cell Group Seminar Series, University of Leeds, July , 2010, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T. , Articular Cartilage Repair- Biophysical and Biochemical Environments for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Based Therapies, Seminar Series, University of Sheffield, UK, May , 2010, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2020
European Research Council Consolidator Grant- Principal Investigator 2020
Top 10% Downloaded Articles, Journal of Orthopaedic Research-Spine (2018-2019)- Senior Author 2020
Top 10% Downloaded Articles, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A (2018-2019)- Co-Investigator 2020
Top 20 Downloaded Articles, Journal of Orthopaedic Research-Spine (2017-2018)- Senior Author 2019
Honorary Associate Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland & Trinity College Dublin 2018
Science Foundation Ireland, Career Development Award- Principal Investigator 2016
Irish Research Council (IRC) New foundations Award- Principal Investigator 2014
Global Medical Discovery Series. Contribution- Principal Investigator 2014
Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Medal- Co-Investigator 2014
Best overall MSc Thesis in Bioengineering. Principal Investigator 2012-2016
Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Medal. Co-Investigator 2012
European Society of Biomechanics S.M. Perren Award. Co-Investigator 2012
Science Foundation Ireland Travel Fellowship- Investigator 2009