Engineering of Bone to Prevent Osteoporosis Research Group

Main goal of our research is to find a solution for bone diseases in elderly population, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Our research is aiming at multidisciplinary collaborations between medicine, cell biology and materials science.

Group leader

Ph.D., Docent, Miho Nakamura
Senior researcher at TCSM
Institute of Biomedicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku
Kiinamyllynkatu 10, 20520, Turku, Finland





Research topics

  • Bio-inspired biomaterials to enhance bone regeneration through the manipulation of bone cells (osteoblasts, osteocytes and osteoclasts)
  • New parameters for the evaluation of bone quality using knowledge of materials science
  • Mechanism of osteolysis in aseptic loosening
  • Engineering of bone to prevent osteoporosis