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Anne is a senior lecturer in the BSc and MSc program Technical Medicine (University of Twente) in modules including Cell Biology (theory and practical course),  Biomaterials for clinical interventions (also module-coordinator) and in the mastercourse Clinical Biotechnology (also course coordinator). Furthermore, she is involved in the Minor ICR&TIST in which she teaches a micro-module on 'Practices in the natural Sciences'. 

From August 2021 till December 2022, Anne was appointed 0.2 FTE as teaching fellow on Challenge Based Learning. This fellowship allowed her to gain experience and to conduct research on Challenge Based Learning methods in education.

Anne is embedded in the Applied Stem Cell Technologies group in the faculty of Science and Technology. She conducts research in the field of Organ-on-a-chip technology. She is involved in the national LymphChip Consortium. and is a member of the Organ On a chip Centre Twente (OoCCT), the dutch Human Organ And Disease Model Technologies (hDMT) consortium and the European Organ on a chip Society (EUROoCS).

Moreover, Anne has a general interest in the development of biomedical devices and tools for medical interventions and diagnostics for both in vivo and extracorporeal applications. She works with several clinical and industrial partners in setting up clinical trials and optimizing designs of medical devices. She has gained expertise in a broad range of biomedical related topics ranging from the molecular cell biology level up to the functional level of the musculoskeletal system at the macro-scale.

Expertise

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

    • Stromal Cell
    • Polymerization
    • Bone
    • Tissue Growth
    • Cell Fate
  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Cells
    • Tissue Engineering
    • In Vitro

Organisations

  • Lymph-on-a-chip consortium (NWA)
  • Development and testing of medical devices for per- and post-operative treatment.

Educational Research:

  • The role of the 'teacher' in Challenge-Based Learning
  • Peer-Feedback and Peer-Assessment in bachelor courses
  • From 'push-to-pull': how to increase students' autonomy on learning.

Publications

2023
2022
A metastasis-on-a-chip approach to explore the sympathetic modulation of breast cancer bone metastasisMaterials Today Bio, 13, Article 100219. Conceição, F., Sousa, D. M., Loessberg-Zahl, J., Vollertsen, A. R., Neto, E., Søe, K., Paredes, J., Leferink, A. & Lamghari, M.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtbio.2022.100219
2021
2020
2019

Other contributions

Peer-reviewer for several journals including: Biomaterials, Biofabrication, Advanced Technologies, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Biology and Acta Biomaterialia.

Research profiles

Module or course coordinator:

  • MOD11 TM "Biomaterials"
  • MSc. course TM: Clinical Biotechnology
  • Orthopedics Workshop for Master TM

Lecturer:

  • MOD01 TM "Bouwstenen van de Mens" Introduction to Cell Biology and Project
  • MOD02 TM "Zicht op ziekte" Project Assessor
  • MOD11 TM "Biomaterials" Biomaterials and Project
  • MSc. course TM: Clinical Biotechnology
  • Micro-module lecturer in ICR&TIST minor

Other:

  • Personal Pursuit supervisor at ATLAS (University College Twente)
  • Internship supervisor BME and TM

Affiliated study programs

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023

  • Tumor-on-a-chip models to study secretion factors involved in cancer metastasis (in collaboration with i3S, Porto, Portugal)
  • Development of an oxygen delivery device to prevent anastomotic leakage after esophageal tumor resection (in collaboration with ZGT, MST and UMCG)
  • Development of a Lymph-on-a-chip model (NWA consortium)

For education project, see 'education'

https://www.utoday.nl/news/69929/anne-leferink-wins-ut-education-award

https://fb.watch/9bko0Ap2hs/

In the press

https://www.ad.nl/enschede/ut-onderzoekster-anne-leferink-wint-knappe-koppen-prijs-viva400~ae530305/

Address

University of Twente

Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ZH111
De Horst 2
7522 LW Enschede
Netherlands

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