UVic – Elisava


The TR2 Lab is an inter-institutional and interdisciplinary group that works at the intersection of health sciences and life sciences. The research activity of the group focuses on the development of translational research aimed at understanding, from a multidisciplinary approach, the factors and mechanisms involved in tissue repair and regeneration. The research group also has as a priority, working to guarantee the professional development of all team members to ensure successful future careers.

The group works from the perspective that innovation takes place at the interface of different disciplines and it is possible to carry it out from an interdisciplinary team like that of TR2Lab, which allows approaching the different projects from different sides:

  • From patient care, using the model of chronic skin ulcers to study the response to treatments that promote tissue repair and/or regeneration and to identify clinical parameters that correlate with the difficulty of tissue repair.
  • From epidemiology, analyzing population information for the identification of comorbidities or specific etiologies that may condition the capacity for tissue repair and/or regeneration.
  • From cell biology and genomics, studying the cellular processes involved in tissue repair and regeneration, and the transcriptional and translational changes that could be associated with the inhibition of tissue repair and regeneration.

Lines of research:

  • Health conditions and tissue regeneration
  • Molecular Photopharmacology
  • Bone and muscle fragility
  • Innovation in wound healing
  • Mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration

Activity in relation to additive manufacturing:

The TR2Lab develops research activity in several lines of research, two of which carry out research activity related to the XarFA:

  1. Line of research in engineering, design and living systems.

Research activity related to exploring the potential of engineering is carried out

industrial design and 3D printing techniques as a platform to generate new fabric engineering strategies. Projects that are developed in collaboration with other universities and research institutions.

    2. Line of research in histopathological analysis.

Work on the development of 3D scanning projects of anatomopathological parts with​​  clinical purposes: correct assessment of pathological lesions present in a part, assessment of pathological margins in a surgical part and improvement of macroscopic correlation and microscopy of histopathological samples. Projects that are developed in collaboration with the business sector.