Professor Przyborski holds an academic position as Professor in Cell Technology at Durham University. He has over 25 years experience in cell biology with specific interests in cell culture technology, tissue engineering and stem cell research. In recent years he has developed a multi-disciplinary approach through collaborative projects with physical scientists to develop novel ways of solving biological problems. He has formed alliances with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, has published over 110 scientific papers and has filed several patents. He is also the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Reinnervate (now part of Reprocell Europe), a biotechnology company founded in 2002 as a spinout from Durham University UK. Professor Przyborski is developing new and innovative ways to manage the growth and function of cultured cells. These enabling technologies have multiple applications and will be particularly relevant to bioengineering models of human tissues to advance basic research and drug discovery.