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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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, [115510]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2023.115510
Hassan, S., Wang, T., Shi, K., Huang, Y., Urbina Lopez, M. E., Gan, K., Chen, M., Willemen, N., Kalam, H., Luna-Ceron, E., Cecen, B., Elbait, G. D., Li, J., Garcia-Rivera, L. E. , Gurian, M., Banday, M. M., Yang, K., Lee, M. C., Zhuang, W., ... Ryon Shin, S. (2023). Self-oxygenation of engineered living tissues orchestrates osteogenic commitment of mesenchymal stem cells. Biomaterials, 300, [122179]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2023.122179
Krishnadoss, V., Kanjilal, B., Masoumi, A., Banerjee, A., Dehzangi, I., Pezhouman, A., Ardehali, R., Martins-Green, M. , Leijten, J., & Noshadi, I. (2023). Programmable bio-ionic liquid functionalized hydrogels for in situ 3D bioprinting of electronics at the tissue interface. Materials Today Advances, 17, [100352]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtadv.2023.100352

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