Recent News

Patricia Dankers and Bert Meijer in NEMO Kennislink Live

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.

November 20, 2017

Series of interesting reviews published with members of the DankersLab

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 niche,
and Olga Goor and Simone Hendrikse wrote about supramolecular polymers in multi-component biomaterials

October 5, 2017

Olga Goor successfully defends PhD thesis

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 proteins on supramolecular biomaterials.

September 25, 2017

Sergio Spaans publishes in Biomaterials Science

Sergio Spaans, together with other researchers of the DankersLab, and collaborators from SyMO-chem and the TU/e, published his work on supramolecular surface functionalization with catechols for the improvement of cell-material interactions in the journal Biomaterials Science. The article is featured on the cover of the special issue for Emerging Investigators 2017. The full article can be found here

June 23, 2017

Patricia Dankers is awarded Vidi grant

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 be found on the website of the Cursor and the TU/e

June 12, 2017

Gravitation subsidy awarded to team of researchers led by prof. Carlijn Bouten

A group of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, UMC Utrecht, the Hubrecht Institute and Maastricht University, led by prof. Carlijn Bouten, received a subsidy of 18.8 million euros for research on ‘Materials-Driven Regeneration’. Researchers from the DankersLab are involved in the gravitation research via the design and synthesis of new biomedical materials.
More information can be found on the website of the NWO, and the Cursor

June 12, 2017

Olga Goor et al. publish in Advanced Materials

Olga Goor published in Advanced Materials on “Efficient Functionalization of Additives at Supramolecular Material Surfaces” with co-authors from DankersLab collaborators SyMO-Chem and Maastricht University.

The full article can be found here

November 30, 2016

Members DankersLab win poster prizes in Paris and Berlin

From September 28-30, the International Conferenece On Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology (ICONAN) was held in Paris, France. Maxime Grillaud was awarded for the best ICONAN 2016 poster presentation. For more information, visit the website of ICONAN 2016.

October 4-5, the International Symposium on Functional Biointerfaces was held in Berlin, Germany, where Olga Goor won the poster prize. More information on this symposium can be found here.

October 21, 2016