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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Maritza Rovers won the Avond van de Chemie 2023 Spotlight Prize for her talk on “Tuinieren in het lab” (Gardening in the lab). Clad in a lab coat and Wellington boots, she gave a three-minute pitch about her PhD research and was voted best by the audience. You can read more about the Avond van […]
Last weekend, our group took part in the SupraLife Retreat in the picturesque Douro region of Portugal. For that we would like to give a big Obrigados to João Borges, João Mano and all the other group members for their generous hospitality! It was an excellent retreat featuring inspiring science as well as wonderful Portuguese […]
As part of our group outing, the members of Dankerslab recieved a great workshop on storytelling and science from Udo Holtappels at the Brainport Human Campus. Here, we were taught what makes a captivating story and how to communicate our scientific work to various audiences. We look forward to seeing our new skills applied in […]
Muhabbat Komil successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Extracellular matrix-inspired supramolecular biomaterials via controlled radical polymerization”, on 4 July 2023. Her work was centered around creating novel materials inspired by the natural extracellular matrix. One paper featured in her thesis is: Supramolecular Additive-Initiated Controlled Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Zwitterionic Polymers on Ureido-pyrimidinone-Based Biomaterial Surfaces. […]
Dan Jing Wu won the INNOVASIAN Award 2023 as part of the Pan Asian Awards on saturday 26th of May. You can read more about it here.