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Mani Diba is awarded NWO Rubicon Grant

Mani Diba has received the Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to perform research in the group of Prof. Antonios Mikos at Rice University in Houston, TX, USA. Mani will combine his background in colloidal hydrogels with 3D printing technologies at the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (https://cect.umd.edu) to develop new […]

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“Semi-Human Vase” connects art and science

Dan Jing Wu and prof. Patricia Dankers teamed up with artist Hongjie Yang in a project where science meets art. HeLa cells were cultured on 3D printed vases and stained blue, to create the Delft-blue appearance. Three replicas are shown in the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris as part of the exhibition ‘La fabrique du […]

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KWF funding for preclinical validation of supramolecular hydrogel for continuous local intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Together with Maastricht UMC (prof. Nicole Bouvy) and Catherina Cancer Institute (prof. Ignace de Hingh), researchers from TU/e (prof. Patrica Dankers) were awarded a KWF research grant for the development of a new strategy to improve intraperitoneal chemotherapy for patients with peritoneal cancer. This funding gives the opportunity to start preclinical evaluation of an innovative […]

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Dan Jing Wu new ‘Face of Science’

Dan Jing Wu is one of the new Faces of Science, a program of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science. She will make blogs and vlogs about her research to show how it is to be a scientist and give a nice insight in everyday PhD-life. Visit her personal page, or go directly to her […]

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Maarten successfully defends PhD thesis

On January 30th, Maarten Bakker successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled “Supramolecular Drug Delivery Systems: molecular engineering of carrier affinity”. Papers featured in his thesis include Multicomponent Supramolecular Polymers ad a Modular Platform for Intracellular Delivery, and Modular supramolecular ureidopyrimidinone polymer carriers for intracellular delivery.

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Series of interesting reviews published with members of the DankersLab

Members of the DankersLab wrote interesting reviews on various topics: Dan Jing Wu wrote about advances in the field of 3D printing, concerning stimuli-responsive materials with metamaterial properties, Bastiaan Ippel wrote about the progress in the development of blood-compatible biomaterials, towards more complex and life-like systems, Sergio Spaans wrote about engineering the cardiac stem cell […]

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Olga Goor successfully defends PhD thesis

On September 19th, Olga Goor successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Supramolecular Biomaterials in Action; Bioactivation through surface modifications”. Papers featured in her thesis include Efficient Functionalization of Additives at Supramolecular Material Surfaces, Introduction of anti-fouling coatings at the surface of supramolecular elastomeric materials via post-modification of reactive supramolecular additives, and Cucurbituril-mediated immobilization of fluorescent […]

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