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dr. J.C.H. Leijten (Jeroen)

Associate Professor

About Me

As a biomedical microtechnologist, I am passionate about integrating promising upcoming micromaterials and (micro)technologies into the fields of medical biology, cell-based therapies and clinical diagnostics. After my PhD in Tissue Engineering at University of Twente, I performed postdocs at KU Leuven and Harvard-MIT, where I became subgroup leader, after which I accepted a Tenure track position at University of Twente. I have a Visible research track, strong expertise and experimental background in: I) tissue engineering, II) microfluidic technology, III) organs-on-a-chip, IV) (stem) cell biology; and V) biomimetic biomaterials. This has led to numerous papers in high-ranked journals including Cell Stem Cell, Nature Communications, Small, Advanced Functional Materials, and PNAS. I have had the honour to have been awarded with Veni, Vidi, and ERC Starting grants as well as multiple early career and presentation awards.  

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Expertise

Hydrogel
Hydrogels
Tissue
Cartilage
Chondrocytes
Biomaterial
Hydrogels
Cartilage

Publications

Recent
Kajtez, J., Wessler, M. F., Birtele, M., Khorasgani, F. R., Ottosson, D. R., Heiskanen, A. , Kamperman, T. , Leijten, J., Martínez-Serrano, A., Larsen, N. B., Angelini, T. E., Parmar, M., Lind, J. U., & Emnéus, J. (2021). Embedded 3D printing in self-healing annealable composites for functional patterning of human neural constructs. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.04.455135
Farzin, A. , Hassan, S. , Moreira Teixeira, L. S. , Gurian, M. , Crispim, J. F., Manhas, V., Carlier, A., Bae, H., Geris, L., Noshadi, I., Ryon Shin, S. , & Leijten, J. (2021). Self-Oxygenation of Tissues Orchestrates Full-Thickness Vascularization of Living Implants. Advanced functional materials, 31(42), [2100850]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202100850
Willemen, N. G. A. , Hassan, S. , Gurian, M., Li, J. , Allijn, I. E., Shin, S. R. , & Leijten, J. (2021). Oxygen-Releasing Biomaterials: Current Challenges and Future Applications. Trends in biotechnology, 39(11), 1144-1159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2021.01.007
Krishnadoss, V., Kanjilal, B., Hesketh, A., Miller, C., Mugweru, A., Akbard, M., Khademhosseini, A. , Leijten, J., & Noshadi, I. (2021). In situ 3D printing of implantable energy storage devices. Chemical Engineering Journal, 409, [128213]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.128213
Hadavi, E., de Vries, R. H. W., Smink, A. M., de Haan, B. , Leijten, J., Schwab, L. W. , Karperien, M. H. B. J., de Vos, P. , Dijkstra, P. J. , & van Apeldoorn, A. A. (2021). In vitro degradation profiles and in vivo biomaterial–tissue interactions of microwell array delivery devices. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials, 109(1), 117-127. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.34686
Willemen, N. , Kamperman, T., Kelder, C. , Koerselman, M. , Crispim, J. , Hendriks, J. , Henke, S., de Peuter, X. , Dijkstra, P. , Karperien, M. , & Leijten, J. (2020). Droplet microfluidics to engineer smart building blocks for modular tissue engineering. In MicroTAS 2020 - 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 721-722). (MicroTAS 2020 - 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences). The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.
Morsink, M. A. J., Willemen, N. G. A. , Leijten, J. , Bansal, R., & Shin, S. R. (2020). Immune organs and immune cells on a chip: An overview of biomedical applications. Micromachines, 11(9), [849]. https://doi.org/10.3390/MI11090849
Piluso, S., Flores Gomez, D., Dokter, I. , Moreira Texeira, L., Li, Y. , Leijten, J., Van Weeren, R., Vermonden, T. , Karperien, M., & Malda, J. (2020). Rapid and cytocompatible cell-laden silk hydrogel formation: Via riboflavin-mediated crosslinking. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8(41), 9566-9575. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0tb01731k

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