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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van Loo, S. R. (2024). Scalable production of 3D microtissues using novel microfluidic technologies. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789464960372
Govindaraj, K., Meteling, M., van Rooij, J., Becker, M., van Wijnen, A. J., van den Beucken, J. J. J. P., Ramos, Y. F. M., van Meurs, J. , Post, J. N. , & Leijten, J. (2024). Osmolarity-Induced Altered Intracellular Molecular Crowding Drives Osteoarthritis Pathology. Advanced science, Article 2306722. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202306722
Schot, M., Becker, M. , Paggi, C. A., Gomes, F., Koch, T., Gensheimer, T., Johnbosco, C., Nogueira, L. P. , van der Meer, A., Carlson, A., Haugen, H. , & Leijten, J. (2023). Photoannealing of Microtissues Creates High-Density Capillary Network Containing Living Matter in a Volumetric-Independent Manner. Advanced materials, Article 2308949. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202308949
Govindaraj, K., Meteling, M. A. W. , & Leijten, J. (2023). Altered intracellular molecular crowding plays a key role in osteoarthritis pathology. Poster session presented at 47th FEBS Congress 2023, Tours, France.
Araújo-Gomes, N., Zambito, G., Johnbosco, C., Calejo, I. , Leijten, J., Löwik, C. , Karperien, M., Mezzanotte, L. , & Teixeira, L. M. (2023). Bioluminescence imaging on-chip platforms for non-invasive high-content bioimaging. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 237, Article 115510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2023.115510

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