MDR Colloquium June 2023

During the MDR Colloquium MDR researchers will share their latest findings and outcomes to the rest of the consortium and ISAB members. Every month one junior and one senior researcher will take the floor to show their work and get feedback.

You can join the meeting via the Outlook invitation you received.

In June the MDR Colloquium will take place on the 14th at 16:00h (CET).

During this colloquium we will host 2 MDR researchers:

  • Dr. Sangita Swapnasrita – MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine – “Mathematical microscope of the human kidney: Computational approaches unveiling the complexities of kidney function and disease”

Sangita Swapnasrita is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the cell Biology-inspired Tissue Engineering department at Maastricht University where she is pursuing her research goal of developing sex-specific mathematical models of kidney and kidney replacement therapies. With a PhD from University of Bremen in making computational models of gas diffusion and adsorption in CO sensors, she switched fields to join the computational biology lab of Aurélie Carlier. She has recently obtained a Kolff+ grant to model a novel sorbent-assisted peritoneal device and will continue to work on personalisation of the treatment for dialysis patients. She is also a recipient of the MDR Young Talent Incentives award to look more at the sex-specific transport of solutes in kidney organoids with Prof. Anita Layton from University of Waterloo, Canada.

  • Dr. Sandra Loerakker  – Eindhoven University of Technology – “Computational approaches to analyze, predict, and (ultimately) improve mechano-regulated cardiovascular regeneration

Sandra Loerakker obtained her PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2011, for which she was awarded the Best Doctoral Thesis in Biomechanics Award from the European Society of Biomechanics. She was appointed as Assistant Professor at TU/e in 2015 and is Associate Professor since 2019. She has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University (May 2016 – April 2017). Sandra leads the ‘Modeling in Mechanobiology’ group at TU/e, she is the current chair of the Eindhoven Young Academy of Engineering, and she also has a Visiting Professor position at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Zurich. Within MDR, Sandra is co-chair of the Enabling Technologies Platform. Her research group focuses on developing computational models to understand and predict the impact of mechanical factors on cardiovascular growth and adaptation in the context of regenerative medicine. Sandra received several personal grants (Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (2015), ERC Starting Grant (2018), NWO VIDI (2022)), and was elected as Best Master Teacher of the academic year 2021-2022 at TU/e.

  • Moderator: Mohammad Reizaeimoghaddam

Please find here the invitation for the MDR Colloquium of June and the scientific abstracts of the speakers.

Poster MDR colloquium June 2023