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Nathalie Bock

Nathalie Bock


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

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


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


Women in Technology PhD Career Start Award


ASMR Finalist Postgraduate Category


Travel Award – 23rd ASBTE Conference, Australia


HDR Student of the Month Award 


2nd Best Oral Presentation, IHBI Inspires Postgraduate Conference


Australian Postgraduate Award


DVC Initiative Scholarship Award


Travel Award – 21st ASBTE Conference, New Zealand


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


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


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


  Australian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE)


   Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)


   Women in Technology (WiT)