On the October 1st, Eline van Haaften successfully defended her PhD thesis which was focussed on Materials-Driven Regeneration reseach and was supervised by Carlijn Bouten and Nicholas Kurniawan. The title of her project was: ‘On the impact of the mechanical environment in vascular tissue engineering: an in vitro study.’ She received her PhD degree cum […]
Nicholas Kurniawan (TU/e) was awarded with an ERC Starting Grant of up to 1.5 M Euro. Nicholas and his team will work on dissecting the dynamics of the physical interactions between cells and the extracellular matrix. They will develop ways to mechanically manipulate cell behavior using dynamic substrates and materials. The outlook is to temporally control cell response […]
Prof. Patricia Dankers was awarded the Innovation award of the Journal of Polymer Science The Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award has been granted to researchers working in areas […]
NPO 1 (the radio news channel of the Dutch national broadcast organisation) has an interview with prof. Marianne Verhaar and Fjodor Yousef Yengej on the succesful growth of kidney organoids from a patient’s own urine. It is available here (in Dutch).
On Januari 23rd, five lectures for ‘Universiteit van Nederland’ will be recorded in Club Air, Amsterdam. The day’s theme of ‘Machtige Materialen’ is very close to the heart of the MDR program, with three of the lectures focusing around artificial organs, surface activated implants and biomimicry in materials research. MDR program lead Carlijn Bouten will give […]
Pamela Habibovic and Jan de Boer (MERLN, Maastricht University) talk about smart bio-implants that will be readily available in the clinic and are able to activate cells in the area of damaged tissue. The interview is available via this podcast (in Dutch).
Sandra Loerakker (TU/e) was awarded with an ERC Starting Grant of up to 1.8 M Euro. Sandra and her team will work on the development of mathematical models that mimic interactions that occur upon implantation of artificial and biodegradable cardiovascular materials. In this way they envision to predict the emergence organization as well as performance of […]
On Friday June 29, prof. Patricia Dankers (TU/e) delivered her inaugural lecture entitled ‘Synthetische biomaterialen, natuurlijk!‘. Patricia Dankers is inspired by the complexity of natural materials that capture cells and aims to create synthetic materials that are able to execute new functions at different time- and length scales. In order to make such materials, design […]
The first copy of ‘Makers van Leven‘ by Esther Thole (science journalist and editor at NEMO-Kennislink) was handed over to prof. Bert Meijer in Eindhoven. The book includes a preface of prof. Ben Feringa and addresses the complex question of ‘What is life?’ and ‘How can we imitate life’. Esther Thole discusses with many chemists, including MDR […]
Dr. Sandra Hofmann (TU/e) was awarded a Vidi grant for her proposal on ‘A miniature bone model’. In this project the aim is to develop miniature bones from human cells in the laboratory. The tissues will be used to study bone turnover in healthy and diseased bone in order to ultimately develop specific drug therapies. […]