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Joyce Brouns successfully defends PhD thesis

Joyce Brouns successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Engineering function into biomaterials using supramolecular interactions”, on 6 March 2024. Her work revolved around developing supramolecular biomaterials with novel functions and dynamic reciprocity. As a part of her research, she wrote a review on enzyme-responsivity in biomaterials, which can be read here. Congratulations Dr. Brouns!

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Martin Rutten successfully defends PhD thesis

Martin Rutten successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled “Engineering time and length scales into supramolecular hydrogels”, on 22 February 2024. His work focused on creating novel materials with control over their properties across time and length scales. A prominent paper featured in his thesis can be read here. Congratulations Dr. Rutten!

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VivArt-X obtained an OPZuid subsidy to accelerate the development of materials for breast regeneration

VivArt-X will be collaborating with the Smart BioMaterials Consortium (SBMC) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) over the next three years to accelerate the development of materials for breast regeneration. To this end, an amount of 1.4 million euros has been reserved for the project. You can read more about this on the VivArt-X website, […]

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VivArt-X receives pre-seed funding for accelerating and developing a proof-of-concept

VivArt-X has successfully closed a pre-seed investment round of 660,000 euros, thanks to the support of Brabant Startup Fund, the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM), TU/e Participation Holding (the Gate), and a group of informal investors. Obtaining this funding will allow them to advance their lead program to pre-clinical development, a significant step toward enhancing regenerative […]

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Laura Rijns successfully defends PhD thesis cum laude!

We are proud to announce that on 10 November 2023, Laura Rijns successfully defended her PhD thesis cum laude! Her thesis is titled “Design rules to dynamically control supramolecular hydrogel-cell interactions”, and features innovative contributions to the field such as those described in her paper: “The Importance of Effective Ligand Concentration to Direct Epithelial Cell […]

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Patricia Dankers featured in Nature Careers

Patricia Dankers was featured as one of four interviewees in an article published in Nature Careers titled “How to switch research fields successfully” by Andy Tay. Here, she discusses the importance of building your expertise before connecting to other fields and the lessons that can be learned from her own career path. You can read […]

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Annika Vrehen successfully defends PhD thesis

Annika Vrehen successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Designing corneal stromal micoenvironments based on supramolecular hydrogels”, on 27 October 2023. Her work focused on creating supramolecular biomaterials for corneal stroma regeneration. A prominent paper featured in her thesis can be read here. Congratulations Dr. Vrehen!

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