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Patricia Dankers wins Ammodo Natural Science Award

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 […]

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Maaike Schotman publishes in Advanced Healthcare Materials

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 […]

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Ronald van Gaal was awarded a Rubicon grant

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 […]

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Patricia Dankers wins KNCV Golden medal 2020

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 […]

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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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