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dr. L.S. Moreira Teixeira Leijten (Liliana)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Dr. Liliana Moreira Teixeira earned her BSc in Applied Biology at the University of Minho (Portugal), during which she performed internships in immunology at Leiden University Medical School (The Netherlands) and in biomaterials at the 3B's Research Group (Portugal). Afterwards, she obtained her MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal). Her PhD degree was earned at the University of Twente (The Netherlands), in Prof. C. van Blitterswijk’s Tissue Regeneration group, on injectable 3D matrices for cartilage regeneration, followed by a post-doctoral term at Prometheus, KU Leuven (Belgium), with Prof. F. Luyten. Subsequently, Dr. Liliana joined the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School (USA), as a post-doctoral fellow, with Prof. D. Ingber, working on organs-on-chips. Afterwards, she worked as senior post-doctoral researcher at the MERLN Institute (The Netherlands). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Developmental BioEngineering (DBE), University of Twente. Dr. Liliana coordinates a collaborative project between DBE and the Department of Equine Sciences / Regenerative Medicine Utrecht, Utrecht University, focused on the development of Joint-on-chip platforms.

Research

Research interests:

1) Development of bioengineered micro-systems – (multi-) organs-on-chip platforms

E.g. Join-on-chip project coordinator

2) Advance precision and personalized (onco-) medicine - state-of-the-art micro-devices;

3) Creating (micro-) building blocks for modular tissue engineering.

Publications

Recent
Calejo, I. , Heinrich, M. A., Zambito, G., Mezzanotte, L. , Prakash, J. , & Teixeira, L. M. (2022). Advancing Tumor Microenvironment Research by Combining Organs-on-Chips and Biosensors. In Microfluidics and Biosensors in Cancer Research: Applications in Cancer Modeling and Theranostics (pp. 171-203). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 1379). Springer Gabler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04039-9_7
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
Paggi, C. A. , Hendriks, J. , Moreira Teixeira Leijten, L. S. , Karperien, M. , & le Gac, S. (2020). Mechanical stimulation increases ECM production by chondrocytes in a cartilage-on-a-chip platform. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2020 [T4-454.e]
Paggi, C. A. , Zakharova, M. , Segerink, L. , le Gac, S. , Moreira Teixeira Leijten, L. S. , & Karperien, M. (2020). Synovial membrane on chip: a new tool to study co-culture response to mechanical stimulation. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2020 [Th8-854.e]
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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Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Zuidhorst (building no. 28), room 136
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Zuidhorst  136
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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