Monthly Archives: March 2019

Sergio Spaans obtains his doctorate

Sergio Spaans obtained the title of doctor by succesfully defending his PhD thesis, titled ‘Engineered Cardiac Microenvironments based on supramolecular biomaterials’, on Wednesday March 13th. Papers included in his thesis are Supramolecular surface functionalization via catechols for the improvement of cell-material interactions, A supramolecular platform stabilizing growth factors, and Mechanically robust electrospun hydrogel scaffolds crosslinked […]

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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 ( to develop new […]

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