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Nathalie Bock

Nathalie Bock

Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, APCRC-Q
  • Member, IHBI, QUT

Contact Details

Phone
+61 7 3443 7343
Linkedin profile
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nathalie-bock/4/a7/58a

Qualifications

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2014
  • MSc, Materials Science and Engineering, Université de Lorraine, France, 2007

Biography

Dr Bock started her research career with an internship at Apatech Ltd., a leading company for bone graft substitutes, in the UK in 2006. This formed part of her Masters studies at the European School of Materials Science and Engineering in France.

In 2007, she undertook a two-year research assistant role at the Institute of Nanostructured Materials in Italy, where she contributed to a large FP7 European project by developing magnetic biomimetic scaffolds for in vivo bone tissue engineering.

Dr Bock joined the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 2010 where she completed PhD on controlled growth factor therapies for applications in tissue engineering, at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

Dr Bock joined APCRC-Q in April 2014, supporting the Tumour Microenvironment research within a Movember Revolutionary Team Award (MRTA) that addresses advanced prostate cancer research. Her research focusses on bioengineered prostate cancer tumour models used to investigate responses to androgen targeted therapies and rationalized co-targeting agents.

Awards and grants

2014

Women in Technology PhD Career Start Award

2014

ASMR Finalist Postgraduate Category

2014

Travel Award – 23rd ASBTE Conference, Australia

2013

HDR Student of the Month Award 

2013

2nd Best Oral Presentation, IHBI Inspires Postgraduate Conference

2011-2013

Australian Postgraduate Award

2011-2013

DVC Initiative Scholarship Award

2011

Travel Award – 21st ASBTE Conference, New Zealand

2011

Best Postgraduate Oral Presentation, 21st ASBTE Conference, New Zealand

2011

2nd Best Short Oral Presentation, RACI Queensland, Polymer Student Symposium

2010

HDR Student of the Month Award

Research interests

  • Advanced Prostate Cancer and Bone Metastasis
  • Bioengineered 3D in vitro and in vivo Models of Prostate Cancer Progression
  • Tumour Engineering, Tissue Engineering
  • Drug Delivery Particulate Systems

Current research projects

Bioengineered Prostate Cancer Tumour Models

Top publications

  • Bock N, Woodruff MA, Dargaville TR. Controlling Microencapsulation and Release of Micronized Proteins using Poly(Ethylene Glycol) and Electrospraying. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 2014,87(2):366-377
  • Bock N, Woodruff MA, Steck R, Hutmacher DW, Farrugia BL, Dargaville TR. Composites for Delivery of Therapeutics: Combining Melt Electrospun Scaffolds with Loaded Electrosprayed Microparticles. Macromolecular Bioscience. 2013;14:202-214.
  • Bock N, Dargaville TR, Woodruff MA. Electrospraying of Polymers with Therapeutic Molecules: State of the Art. Progress in Polymer Science. 2012;37(11):1510-1551.
  • Bock N, Woodruff MA, Hutmacher DW, Dargaville TR. Electrospraying, a Reproducible Method for Production of Polymeric Microspheres for Biomedical Applications. Polymers. 2010;3(1):131-149.
  • Bock N, Riminucci A, Dionigi C, Russo A, Tampieri A, Landi E, Goranov VA, Marcacci M, Dediu V. A Novel Route in Bone Tissue Engineering: Magnetic Biomimetic Scaffolds. Acta Biomaterialia. 2010;6(3):786-896.

Professional memberships and associations

2010-2014  

  Australian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE)

2011-2014

   Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)

2013-2014

   Women in Technology (WiT)