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Riccardo Bellan was awarded the best workshop presentation in the biomedical field at the Dutch Polymer Days

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 […]

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Laura Rijns publishes in Chemical Communications

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 […]

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Laura Rijns co-authors a review article in Nature Reviews Methods Primers

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 […]

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Prof. Patricia Dankers has been invited as one of the speakers at SupraLife First School 2023

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 […]

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Moniek Schmitz obtains her doctorate

Moniek Schmitz obtained her doctorate by successfully defending her PhD thesis, titled “Antimicrobial Supramolecular Biomaterials, From Molecular Design to Screening”, on 15 February 2022. A short summary of her research can be read here: Multifunctional biomaterial prevents bacterial infection. Congratulations to Dr. Schmitz!

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Maaike Schotman successfully defends PhD thesis

Maaike Schotman successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Supramolecular injectable hydrogels for local cardiac therapy”, on 9 December 2021. A paper featured in her thesis is In vivo retention quantification of supramolecular hydrogels engineered for cardiac delivery. Congratulations to Dr. Schotman!

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