Johnick van Sprang successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled “Biomaterials for kidney organoid-based regenerative therapy”, on 8 July 2022. His work focused on developing kidney organoids in supramolecular environments and many papers about his work are in development. Congratulations to Dr. van Sprang!
Moniek Schmitz obtained her doctorate by successfully defending her PhD thesis, titled “Antimicrobial Supramolecular Biomaterials, From Molecular Design to Screening”, on 15 February 2022. A short summary of her research can be read here: Multifunctional biomaterial prevents bacterial infection. Congratulations to Dr. Schmitz!
Maaike Schotman successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Supramolecular injectable hydrogels for local cardiac therapy”, on 9 December 2021. A paper featured in her thesis is In vivo retention quantification of supramolecular hydrogels engineered for cardiac delivery. Congratulations to Dr. Schotman!
Mani Diba and co-workers have published their research on a new way of cell encapsulation using supramolecular polymers. They showed the importance of the dynamics in the hydrogel system for cell adhesion. Congratulations for this great achievement! The full article can be found here
Dan Jing Wu obtained her doctorate by successfully defending her PhD thesis, titled “Unlocking the adaptivity in supramolecular biomaterials via chemistry and processing”, on 30 April 2021. Papers included in her thesis are Anisotropic hygro-expansion in hydrogel fibers owing to uniting 3D electrowriting and supramolecular polymer assembly and Optimization of anti-kinking designs for vascular grafts […]
The Ammodo foundation awarded Patricia the Ammodo award in natural sciences for her fundamental research on synthetic biomaterials that mimic the complex mechanical and biological functions of the extracellular matrix. The Award serves as recognition of scientific achievements by outstanding, internationally acclaimed mid-career researchers for fundamental research. The article from Ammodo about Patricia as laurate […]
Maaike Schotman published an article about the development of a radioactively labeled bioactive supramolecular hydrogel focused on cardiac delivery, which was tested in a large animal model. This method allowed for in vivo tracking of the supramolecular hydrogels as well as quantification of the hydrogel retention in porcine hearts. The full article can be found […]
Ronald van Gaal, Dankerslab alumnus, was awarded a Rubicon grant to study kidney organoids. He will tackle a key limitation, namely organoids inability to generate and remove urine. The research will be perfomed at the Wyss Instititute Harvard in the group of prof. Jennifer Lewis. We are very proud of Ronalds achievement and wish him […]
Patricia Dankers was awarded the KNCV Golden medal 2020 on 6th of July. This prize is the highest Dutch award for chemical talent. One of the strenghts of Patricia is her strong national visibility in the chemistry. Other reasons for the jury to appoint Patricia as the winner were the many collaborations she has with […]
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 […]