Algae scaffolds for cultivated fish


Dr. Ferreira is developing new conductive and edible scaffolds using 3D bioprinting and electrospinning from algae and plant materials at University of Lisbon.



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Project aims

This project will design novel edible bioinks to produce adipose and muscle tissue for cultivated fish. In addition, the work will create scaffolds to support fish cell growth, adequate mechanical and structural properties, and also contribute to the final tissue balance of nutritional and organoleptic features.

This work will also study the optimal arrangement of bioinks for specific mechanical and sensorial properties while also developing a protocol for sea bass embryonic stem cell-like expansion.

Principal researcher

Gfi grantee dr. Federico ferreira, assistant professor, higher technical institute, university of lisbon, portugal

Dr. Federico Ferreira

Assistant professor, Higher Technical Institute, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Ferreira has expertise in tailoring biomaterials for stem cell cultivation and differentiation, electrospun fiber production, the design of electroconductive scaffolds, and stem cell cultivation under electrical stimuli. He has experience bringing biomedical innovations to market.

Industrializing Cell-Based Meats and Seafood 2021

Dr. Ferreira presented at the August 2021 Industrializing Cell-Based Meats and Seafood online conference.

Industrializing cell-based meats and seafood summit 2021

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