Recent News

Dan Jing Wu new ‘Face of Science’

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 first blog.

June 16, 2018

Maarten Bakker publishes in Advanced Healthcare Materials

Maarten Bakker published an article about MRI visualization of injectable UPy hydrogels by using supramolecular contrast agent labels, together with collaborators from the University Medical Center Utrecht and SyMO-Chem B.V..
The full article can be found here

April 16, 2018

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