Mission of the DankersLab

To provide material solutions for regenerative medicine through development of functional biomaterials based on supramolecular chemistry

Controlled surface modifications for regulating cell-material interactions

Elastomeric supramolecular materials

Supramolecular hydrogels

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Patricia Dankers new chair of Chemistry Round Table

prof. Patricia Dankers succeeds prof. Bert Weckhuysen on 1 December as the new chair of the Chemistry Round Table. This table is the voice of the chemical research community to the NWO Science. In her new role she will together with the other table members focus on advicing the NWO to make the right decisions […]
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TU/e Drivers of change at the Dutch Design Week

Last week was the Dutch Design week where the TU/e was present with the drivers of change. This programs mentality was to show that today’s technology and its role in society is becoming increasingly complex and in a diverse and rapidly changing world, engineers of the future need to consider society’s relationship with technology and […]
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Bastiaan Ippel successfully defends PhD thesis

Bastiaan Ippel successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled “Functional Supramolecular Additives”, on 24 September 2019. Papers featured in his thesis include Supramolecular antifouling additives for robust and efficient functionalization of elastomeric materials: molecular design matters, Introduction of nature´s complexity in engineered blood-compatible biomaterials and Cell and protein fouling properties of polymeric mixtures containing supramolecular poly(ethylene […]
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Ronald van Gaal obtains his doctorate

Ronald van Gaal obtained his doctorate by successfully defending his PhD thesis, titled “Living kidney membranes based on supramolecular materials”, on 5 September 2019. Papers included in his thesis are Functional peptide presentation on different hydrogen bonding biomaterials using supramolecular additives, Renal epithelial monolayer formation on monomeric and polymeric catechol functionalized supramolecular biomaterials and Antimicrobial […]
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Two postdoc-positions available in the DankersLab

We are looking for talented postdoctoral researchers that have affinity with the development of materials for engineering kidney or heart tissues. You will work in the RegMedXB program which is a national initiative to create innovative materials solutions for regenerative medicine. We ask for a background in chemistry and/or (bio)materials science, with a large affinity […]
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