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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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The first graduate course of the MDR Gravitation program

We proudly announce the first graduate course of the Materials-Driven Regeneration Gravitation program. The course is geared towards postdocs, PhD students, and advanced MSc students working on MDR- or related projects with an MDR-affiliated institution. The courses will include lectures on MDR-related scientific topics, lectures/workshops on topics related to career and talent development, lab tours, […]

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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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Biomaterials meet transcriptomics: the cBiT database

Researchers at the MERLN Institute for Regenerative Medicine recently launched the Compendium for Biomaterial Transcriptomics (cBiT), a new worldwide research database for biomaterial-based trancriptomics studies. At MERLN, Prof. Jan de Boer leads a team of researchers who want to discover what happens in the cell when it interacts with a biomaterial and which factors influence […]

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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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MDR researchers publish perspective article on Material-Based tissue engineering

Carlijn Bouten (TU/e) and coworkers published a perspective in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. The article entitled ‘Can We Grow Valves Inside the Heart? Perspective on Material-based In Situ Heart Valve Tissue Engineering’ discusses recent advances of material-based in situ heart valve tissue engineering and highlights the most critical issues that remain before clinical application can be expected. […]

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