UK medical research council in regenerative medicine
Jöns Hilborn is since 2001 the head of the Polymer Chemistry program at the Department of Materials Chemistry, Uppsala University in Sweden. He has extensive management experience from life science industry and co-ordination of European projects. His research interests are in the design, synthesis and preparation of polymers and specifically materials for tissue scaffolds and as delivery vehicles. Current focus is on injectable in-vivo gel forming matrices that acts on endogenous cells to regenerate and the development of RNAi to allow translation to therapies. Chemistry, biology, engineering is combined with medicine to bring basic research findings from the lab bench to the clinic and commercial applications. He served as president of “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society” (TERMIS), which he was a part of creating. He currently serves as ERC panel chair, board member of the UK medical research council in regenerative medicine, associate editor, international advisor and the editorial board for a number of journals. He received his PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which was followed by seven years in industry before he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland for eight years. He is a frequently invited speaker at international events and has published 200 scientific papers (h=46), 26 patent applications and has started 7 companies.
Design, synthesis and preparation of polymers and specifically materials for tissue scaffolds and as delivery vehicles