This week, several members of the Dankerslab group attended the 20th Dutch Polymer Days. Here, Martin Rutten gave a plenary lecture on “engineering stress stiffening behavior into supramolecular hydrogels” and Riccardo Bellan gave a workshop on “cellular internalization of ureido-pyrimidinone fibers through tailored monomer design” for which he was awarded the best workshop presentation in […]
Patricia Dankers received a grant of 1.5 million euros to fund her research into developing an interactive synthetic extracellular matrix. This prestigious grant is part of the Veni, Vidi, Vici talent programme dedicated to enabling researchers at different career stages to pursue their goals. Patricia Dankers aims to use the grant to pursue her goal […]
An artistic interpretation of BTA assemblies was featured on the cover of Chemical Communications Issue 15 published on 21 February 2023, to accompany the paper authored by Laura Rijns titled: Introducing carbohydrate patterning in mannose-decorated supramolecular assemblies and hydrogels. You can find the article here or on the ChemComm homepage.
Laura Rijns authored an article about introducing carbohydrate patterning in mannose-decorated supramolecular assemblies and hydrogels in Chemical Communications. In the article she examines the assembly behaviour of Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) supramolecular glyco-polymers containing one, two or three mannose units and mannose patterning through supramolecular copolymerization of fully mannosylated BTA and nonfunctionalized BTA. Furthermore, she investigates the […]
Laura Rijns co-authored an article about Engineered hydrogels for mechanobiology in Nature Reviews Methods Primers, outlining the importance and challenges of creating native extracellular matrix mimicking hydrogels. The primer includes the design of hydrogels for mechanobiology studies, techniques for characterizing hydrogels and methods for analysing cell behaviour. Furthermore, it looks into example applications in regenerative […]
Prof. Patricia Dankers has been invited as one of the speakers at the First School of the SupraLife Twinning Horizon Europe project: “Functional Supramolecular Polymeric Biomaterials”. The event will be held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal from the 19th to the 24th of March 2023. It will consist of two parts: a scientific program […]