Affiliated Society: European Society for Biomaterials
Country of Residence: UK
Professor Best co-directs the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials (CCMM), a major research activity within the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (MSM), University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow of St. John’s College. Her main research interests are in the fields of bioactive ceramics, ceramic composites and collagen-based scaffolds for hard and soft tissue repair. This work led to two company spin-outs Apatech Ltd. (sold to Baxter) and Orthomimetics. Professor Best is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and chairs the Biomedical Engineering panel. She is the Vice President of the UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and has been awarded two of the major Institiute prizes for her contribution to research (The Chapman Medal and the Kroll Medal). Professor Best was a founding members of the UK Society for Biomaterials. She is Editor of the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine.
Areas of research interest:
Scaffolds for tissue engineering