dr.ir. M.M. Horstman - van de Loosdrecht (Melissa)

About Me

Following a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente (2016) and a PhD in the Magnetic Detection and Imaging group (2020) I am now a postdoctoral researcher. The main goal of my PhD was to develop a laparoscopic probe for sentinel node biopsy. This is significant, because it will help to personalize cancer patient care. To achieve this, we use a magnetic probe in combination with magnetic nanoparticles. To further improve our detection technique, we developed a characterization method for superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. During my postdoc I further develop these magnetic detection methods and write grant proposals.


Engineering & Materials Science
Iron Oxides
Magnetic Nanoparticles
Physics & Astronomy
Iron Oxides
Iron Oxide Nanoparticle


Alic, L. , Riahi, K. , Horstman-Van de Loosdrecht, M. M., Rietberg, M. T., Perez Y Perez, J., Dijkstra, C. , & Ten Haken, B. (2022). Changing iron content and excitation field: Comparative study of Synomag® nanoparticles. International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging, 8(1), [2203053]. https://doi.org/10.18416/ijmpi.2022.2203053
Azargoshasb, S. , Molenaar, L., Rosiello, G., Buckle, T., van Willigen, D. M. , van de Loosdrecht, M. M., Welling, M. M. , Alic, L. , van Leeuwen, F. W. B., Winter, A., & van Oosterom, M. N. (2022). Advancing intraoperative magnetic tracing using 3D freehand magnetic particle imaging. International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery, 17(1), 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11548-021-02458-2
Horstman - van de Loosdrecht, M. M. , Molenaar, L. , Krooshoop, E. , ten Haken, B., Meijerink, W. J. H. J. , Alic, L. , & Broeders, I. A. M. J. (2021). Magnetic nanoparticle detector for laparoscopic surgery: assessment of detection sensitivity. Abstract from International congress on computer assisted radiology and surgery, CARS 2021, Munich, Germany.

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University of Twente
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The Netherlands

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The Netherlands