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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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BNR radio highlights our chemogel to treat peritoneal cancer in Science Today item

Business News Radio (BNR) highlighted in their Science Today item our research on the development of a hydrogel which incapsulates anti-cancer drugs targeting peritoneal cancer. These gels are studied by Peter-Paul Fransen, who was interviewd by BNR, and Geert van Almen in collaboration with Maastricht UMC+ and Catarina Hospital Eindhoven, with sponsoring from KWF (Dutch […]

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Matilde Putti successfully defends PhD thesis

Matilde Putti successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Engineered Bioactive Supramolecular Materials Based on Ureido-Pyrimidinones”, on 18 June 2019. Papers featured in her thesis include A supramolecular platform for the introduction of Fc-fusion bioactive proteins on biomaterial surfaces and Influence of the assembly state on the functionality of a supramolecular jagged1-mimicking peptide additive

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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 (https://cect.umd.edu) to develop new […]

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“Semi-Human Vase” connects art and science

Dan Jing Wu and prof. Patricia Dankers teamed up with artist Hongjie Yang in a project where science meets art. HeLa cells were cultured on 3D printed vases and stained blue, to create the Delft-blue appearance. Three replicas are shown in the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris as part of the exhibition ‘La fabrique du […]

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KWF funding for preclinical validation of supramolecular hydrogel for continuous local intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Together with Maastricht UMC (prof. Nicole Bouvy) and Catherina Cancer Institute (prof. Ignace de Hingh), researchers from TU/e (prof. Patrica Dankers) were awarded a KWF research grant for the development of a new strategy to improve intraperitoneal chemotherapy for patients with peritoneal cancer. This funding gives the opportunity to start preclinical evaluation of an innovative […]

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