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 […]
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 […]
On Friday June 29th, Patricia Dankers celebrated her professorship with an inaugural lecture entitled ´Synthetische Biomaterialen, Natuurlijk!‘
Dan Jing Wu is one of the new Faces of Science, a program of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science. She will make blogs and vlogs about her research to show how it is to be a scientist and give a nice insight in everyday PhD-life. Visit her personal page, or go directly to her […]
Patricia Dankers gave a public lecture about creation of life during a special ‘Carnaval’ event at the ‘Keijologische Hogeskool’ in Helmond on February 9, 2018
On January 30th, Maarten Bakker successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled “Supramolecular Drug Delivery Systems: molecular engineering of carrier affinity”. Papers featured in his thesis include Multicomponent Supramolecular Polymers ad a Modular Platform for Intracellular Delivery, and Modular supramolecular ureidopyrimidinone polymer carriers for intracellular delivery.
Patricia Dankers and Bert Meijer participated in the NEMO Kennislink Live edition on ‘Kunnen we voor schepper spelen? Hoe de wetenschap leven probeert na te maken’. More information can be found on the website of Kennislink here.
Members of the DankersLab wrote interesting reviews on various topics: Dan Jing Wu wrote about advances in the field of 3D printing, concerning stimuli-responsive materials with metamaterial properties, Bastiaan Ippel wrote about the progress in the development of blood-compatible biomaterials, towards more complex and life-like systems, Sergio Spaans wrote about engineering the cardiac stem cell […]
On September 19th, Olga Goor successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled “Supramolecular Biomaterials in Action; Bioactivation through surface modifications”. Papers featured in her thesis include Efficient Functionalization of Additives at Supramolecular Material Surfaces, Introduction of anti-fouling coatings at the surface of supramolecular elastomeric materials via post-modification of reactive supramolecular additives, and Cucurbituril-mediated immobilization of fluorescent […]
Patricia Dankers, along with 2 others from the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems at the TU/e, was awarded a prestigious Vidi grant from the NWO. The research made possible by this grant will focus on bestowing biomaterials with increased bioactivity for better communication with the human body. More information, also on the other awardees can […]