“Bi-directional signaling between implanted scaffolds and host tissues can improve tissue remodeling and successful graft integration”
Boris obtained his Bachelor and Master degree in Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. During his bachelor and graduation project he studied different bioactivation methods of electrospun supramolecular polymer meshes in the group of Prof. Dr. Patricia Dankers. The bioactivity of the meshes was tested in vivo at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Jan Deprest as part of the BIP-UPy project. Hereto he also obtained his article 9 certificate at the University of Utrecht. As part of the Master he did an internship at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) under the supervision of Dr. Lorenzo Albertazzi investigating supramolecular materials as antimicrobials. Currently Boris is a PhD candidate at the Dankerslab and involved in the research towards a vascular access graft for haemodialysis. In particular introducing feedback-response mechanisms, e.g. regulation of thrombosis, at the surface of supramolecular polymer-based thermoplastic elastomers.