Michał Pikuła, PhD is an Associate professor at the Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Embryology, Medical University of Gdansk (MUG), Poland. Dr Pikuła is also a Deputy Director of the First MUG Doctoral School. He completed his M. Pharm. from Medical University of Gdansk (Pharmacy Practice, 2003), M.Sc. from University of Gdansk (Molecular biology, 2005) and his PhD in medical biology from Medical University of Gdansk (specialty cell biology, 2007). Dr Pikula also finished Postgraduate Management studies at the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland “Company management in health care” (2011). He is a specialist in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and experimental dermatology. Dr Pikuła is currently responsible for several projects focused on stem cells, wound healing, new biomaterials and biologically active peptides. Moreover, dr Pikuła is a group leader in the interdisciplinary consortium grant BIONANOVA “New generation bioactive molecules delivery systems, based on chemically synthesised and obtained through genetic engineering nanobiomaterials”. He also conducts didactic courses for medical students and PhD students of the Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG). The MUG, which is the largest medical university in northern Poland, holds the status of a research university. It is 1 of 10 universities in Poland and the only medical university that was awarded a place in this prestigious group.