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.
Patricia Dankers, a member of The Young Academy since 2015, became a member of the board of The Young Academy. The Young academy focusses on interdisciplinarity, science policy, and the interface between science and society.
Patricia Dankers chairs, together with Matt Webber and Eric Appel, a New Frontiers Symposium on Supramolecular Biomaterials at the World Biomaterial Conference (WBC) 2016 in Montréal, Canada, May 2016.
Sabrina Zaccaria was awarded for the best workshop lecture in the Biomedical field at the Dutch Polymer Days 2016
Maarten Bakker publishes in ACS NANO with “Multicomponent Supramolecular Polymers as a Modular Platform for Intracellular Delivery” The full article can be found here
Professor dr. Carlijn V.C. Bouten and dr. dr. Patricia Y.W. Dankers tell about their biomaterial-based in-situ tissue engineering experiments that ultimately seek to regenerate numerous organs in International Innovation Full article can be found here
Development of non-cell adhesive vascular grafts using supramolecular building blocks Full article can be found here
On Christmas Eve 2015 Patricia Dankers participated in the national sciensequiz, organized by the VPRO in conjunction with NWO and the VSNU, defending the honor of Dutch scientists, tackeling questions in the themes of water, light, climate and biodiversity. For more information on the quiz, please visit the website of the VPRO (in Dutch)