Dr Peter Childs

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Chancellors Fellow within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. My research interests include the control of cell function/fate through applied mechanical stimulation and development of materials for tissue regeneration (cellular and acellular). Since 2012 I have been involved with a multidisciplinary collaboration using nano amplitude vibration to stimulate stem cell osteogenesis ('nanokicking'). This technology is now being translated towards clinic as an osteogenic cell therapy for orthopaedic repair. I have also been involved in the translation of implantable bioactive polymers for growth factor delivery ('HealiOst'). Previously I was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship and have a keen interest in the clinical/commercial translation of cell engineering technologies.


Tissue engineered mimetic periosteum for efficient delivery of rhBMP-2
Romero-Torrecilla Juan Antonio, Muinos-Lopez Emma, Valdés-Fernández José, López-Martínez Tania, Ripalda-Cemboráin Purificación, Jayawarna Vineetha, Childs Peter, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel, Prósper Felipe, Granero-Moltó Froilán
49th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress (2022)
Changes of nuclear and cellular properties following nanovibration of 3T3 fibroblastic cells
Johnson-Love Olivia, Campsie Paul, Reid Stuart, Espinosa Francisco, Garcia Ricardo, Dalby Matthew, Childs Peter
Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine (2022)
Materials-driven fibronectin assembly on nanoscale topography enhances mesenchymal stem cell adhesion, protecting cells from bacterial virulence factors and preventing biofilm formation
Damiati Laila A, Tsimbouri Monica P, Hernandez Virginia-Llopis, Jayawarna Vineetha, Ginty Mark, Childs Peter, Xiao Yinbo, Burgess Karl, Wells Julia, Sprott Mark R, Meek R M Dominic, Li Peifeng, Oreffo Richard O C, Nobbs Angela, Ramage Gordon, Su Bo, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel, Dalby Matthew J
Biomaterials Vol 280 (2022)
Nanovibrational stimulation inhibits osteoclastogenesis and enhances osteogenesis in co-cultures
Kennedy John W, Tsimbouri Monica P, Campsie Paul, Sood Shatakshi, Childs Peter G, Reid Stuart, Young Peter S, Meek Dominic R M, Goodyear Carl S, Dalby Matthew J
Scientific Reports Vol 11 (2021)
The use of nanovibration to discover specific and potent bioactive metabolites that stimulate osteogenic differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells
Hodgkinson Thomas, Monica Tsimbouri P, Llopis-Hernandez Virginia, Campsie Paul, Scurr David, Childs Peter G, Phillips David, Donnelly Sam, Wells Julia, Salmerón-Sánchez Manuel, Burgess Karl E V, Alexander Morgan, Vassalli Massimo, Oreffo Richard, Reid Stuart, France David J, Dalby Matthew J
Science Advances Vol 7 (2021)
Tissue engineered scaffolds for mimetic autografts
Romero-Torrecilla Juan Antonio, Riera Luis, Valdés-Fernández José, López-Martínez Tania, Ripalda-Cemboráin Purificación, Jayawarna Vineetha, Childs Peter, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel, Prósper-Cardoso Felipe, Granero-Moltó Froilán
ECTS 2020, pp. 11 (2020)

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Professional activities

PhD examination
Cellular Mechanotransduction: Using vibration to manufacture a cellular ATMP
SULSA Our Future Health Innovation Fund Workshop
Biomedical Engineering (Organisational unit)
Preclinical translation of mesenchymal stem cell therapies
MRes examination

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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Pereira Sousa, Rui Pedro
Childs, Peter (Principal Investigator) Jimenez, Melanie (Co-investigator) Pereira Sousa, Rui Pedro (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
EPSRC REA - Mechanosensitivity of osteoporotic stem cells for diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis
Childs, Peter (Principal Investigator) Jimenez, Melanie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
Development of a new model of human vascular calcification
Wu, Junxi (Principal Investigator) Childs, Peter (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2022 - 15-Jan-2022
Mechanobiology-based medicine
Childs, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Selective stem cell engineering through tuned mechanical loads
Childs, Peter (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Johnson-Love, Olivia
Campsie, Paul (Principal Investigator) Childs, Peter (Principal Investigator) Reid, Stuart (Co-investigator) Johnson-Love, Olivia (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024

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