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 […]
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 […]
Patricia Dankers, along with 2 others from the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems at the TU/e, was awarded a prestigious Vidi grant from the NWO. The research made possible by this grant will focus on bestowing biomaterials with increased bioactivity for better communication with the human body. More information, also on the other awardees can […]
A group of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, UMC Utrecht, the Hubrecht Institute and Maastricht University, led by prof. Carlijn Bouten, received a subsidy of 18.8 million euros for research on ‘Materials-Driven Regeneration’. Researchers from the DankersLab are involved in the gravitation research via the design and synthesis of new biomedical materials. More information […]
Patricia Dankers heeft een college gegeven getiteld ‘Hoe kan plastic jouw leven redden’ in het online tv-programma Universiteit van Nederland, in een serie met als thema ‘medische mirakels’. De aflevering is vanaf 4 april op de website van de Universiteit van Nederland te zien en is al iets eerder aan bod gekomen op nu.nl/weekend: Artikel […]
Olga Goor published in Advanced Materials on “Efficient Functionalization of Additives at Supramolecular Material Surfaces” with co-authors from DankersLab collaborators SyMO-Chem and Maastricht University. The full article can be found here
From September 28-30, the International Conferenece On Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology (ICONAN) was held in Paris, France. Maxime Grillaud was awarded for the best ICONAN 2016 poster presentation. For more information, visit the website of ICONAN 2016. October 4-5, the International Symposium on Functional Biointerfaces was held in Berlin, Germany, where Olga Goor won the poster […]
On October 12 Geert van Almen participated in the Biomaterials session at the Technology For Health 2016 in ’s Hertogenbosch and gave a lecture about supramolecular biomaterials. In his lecture Geert talked about the valorisation activities in the DankersLab and addressed the challenges of combining fundamental and applied research to develop new biomaterials with the […]
In August 2016 the first DankersLab retreat was organized, starting of with a full day of science presentations and a show of culinary skill in the evening. The retreat was complete with an entertaining tour through the pitoresque village of Valkenburg and an exploration of the nearby marlstone mines by mountainbike.
An ERC Proof of Concept grant was awarded to Patricia Dankers to explore the clinical potential of a hydrogel drug carrier in cancer treatment.