C. Johnbosco MSc (Castro)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I am Castro Johnbosco, Biomedical Engineer interested in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. I graduated my Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai, India. I moved to FH Aachen, Germany and completed my Masters in Biomedical Engineering in October 2019. During my Master's I performed my internship at Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden in Prof Carsten Werner's Lab on hemocompatible surfaces. Then, I moved to ETH Zurich for my Master Thesis to Prof Marcy Zenobi Wong's Lab to work on polyoxazoline based hydrogels for bioprinting applications. Currently, I am doing PhD starting from July 2020 under Dr. Jeroen Leijten on development of modular bioinks for building hierarchical tissue constructs using advanced micro technologies.


Bioengineering hierarchical tissues at a single cell resolution using modular bioinks

The goal is to build hierarchical tissue constructs with singe cell microgels using novel microtechnologies.


Other Contributions
  • Lucca Trachsel*, Castro Johnbosco*, Thamar Lang, Edmondo Benetti, Marcy Zenobi-Wong. “Double-Network Hydrogels Including Enzymatically Crosslinked Poly-(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s for 3D Bioprinting of Cartilage Engineering Constructs”. Biomacromolecules Nov. 2019.


  •  S. Gnanavel, S. Ponnusamy, Castro. J. “The Electrochemical and Biological Behaviour of Biomedical Alloy by Surface Modification Technique through E-Beam Evaporation”. J Bio Tribo Corros (2019) 5: 97.


  • J. Castro, K. GokulaKrishnan, P. Venkatragavan, S. Jamaludeen, S. Gnanavel. "Degradation and Corrosion Behavior of Electrospun PHBV Coated AZ-31 Magnesium Alloy for Biodegradable Implant Applications". Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion 3(4): 52 (2017).

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Zuidhorst (building no. 28), room 129
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Zuidhorst  129
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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