I am a lecturer in the BSc and MSc course Technical Medicine (University of Twente) in modules on Cell Biology (theory and practical course), on Biomaterials for clinical interventions (module-coordinator and lecturer) and on Clinical Biotechnology
Furthermore, I conduct research in the field of Organ-on-a-chip technology. My research foscusses on the development of 'organoids-on-a-chip' systems for for personalized medicine and to unravel molecular pathways involved in cancer metastasis.
Moreover, I have a special interest in the development of applications of biomedical devices and tools for medical interventions.
I have expertise in a broad range of biomedical related subjects ranging from the molecular cell biology level up to the functional level of the muscoloskeletal system at the macro-scale.
- Development of tumor-on-a-chip models to study processes involved in tissue invasion and metastasis.
- In vitro tissue morphogenesis in bottom-up tissue engineering approaches.
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Module or course coordinator:
- MOD11 TM "Biomaterials and Ethics"
- MSc. course TM: Clinical Biotechnology
- MOD01 TM "Bouwstenen van de Mens" Introduction to Cell Biology and Project
- MOD11 TM "Biomaterials and Ethics" Biomaterials and Project
- MOD01 BME "De Maakbare Mens" Tutor in project
Affiliated Study Programmes
- Tumor-on-a-chip models to study secretion factors involved in cancer metastasis
- Sarcoma-on-a-chip models to study the effect of treatments for personalized medicine (in collaboration with LUMC)
- Development of an oxygen delivery device to prevent anastomotic leackage after esophageal tumor resection.
- Development of a Blood-Brain-Barrier on a chip.