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ERC Grant for Dr. Nicholas Kurniawan

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 […]

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Innovation award for Prof. Patricia Dankers

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 […]

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Universiteit van Nederland on ‘Mighty Materials’ with Carlijn Bouten

On Januari 23rd, five lectures for ‘Universiteit van Nederland’[1] 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 […]

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Sandra Loerakker receives ERC Starting Grant

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 […]

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Professor Patricia Dankers delivers inaugural lecture

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 […]

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First copy ‘Makers van Leven’ handed over to Bert Meijer

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 […]

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Sandra Hofmann receives NWO Vidi grant

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. […]

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Bert Meijer awarded ERC Advanced Grant

Prof. Bert Meijer (TU/e) has received an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 M€ to work on the Synthesis of Functional Multi-Component Supramolecular Systems and Materials. A list of awardees in the area Physical and Engineering Sciences (PE) can be found here.

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