Tissue engineering aims to build replacement body parts to help or replace injured tissue. To do this we need to make sure we have a good scaffold to build our tissue around. We take inspiration from nature to design these whether from existing body structures or even plants!

On the stand visitors will rummage through a jungle and select a leaf or plant part to explore under the microscope Visitors can handle a wide range of models which demonstrate the variety of scaffolds we find in plants and understand the challenges we need to overcome to create human tissue.

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