Bio-Inspired Synthetic Materials Science
28-06-2017: Paper published on Stem Cell Reports from Qihui and Patrick
The article collaborated with Prof. Wolfgang and Dr. Giulio from RWTH Aachen University is published on the Journal Stem Cell Reports (IF=7.338). This publication is about “Surface Topography Guides Morphology and Spatial Patterning of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Colonies” and quite impressive!! These findings from this work demonstrate that topography can guide orientation and organization of iPSC colonies and this may impact on the interaction between mechanosensors and mechanotransducers in iPSCs.
28-05-2017: Guangyue Zu joins Our Group
Guangyue Zu obtained a CSC-scholarship to join our group for a four year PhD. It is great to welcome Guangyue to the club.
01-01-2017: Lu Ge joins Our Group
Lu Ge obtained a CSC-scholarship to join our group for a four year PhD. It is great to welcome Lu to the club.
01-01-2017: Liangliang Yang joins Our Group
Liangliang Yang obtained a CSC-scholarship to join our group for a four year PhD. It is great to welcome Liangliang to the club.
09-12-2015: Teacher of the Year election
Patrick van Rijn was nominated for teacher of the year within the faculty Natural Sciences. Although he did not win, a nominations after one year of starting teaching at university was not bad.
01-10-2015: Qihui Zhou joins Our Group
Qihui Zhou obtained a CSC-scholarship to join our group for a four year PhD. It is great to welcome Qihui to the club.
11/15-05-2015:E-MRS talks a success
Barbara Santos de Miranda (Invited), Philipp Kuhn and Qihui Zhou gave highly successful presentations at the largest Materials Science conference in Europe, the E-MRS.
11-01-2015: Preliminary new website online
As of today the new and improved website is online. Soon parts of the website will be multilingual.
07-01-2015: Paper accepted for Chemical Reviews
Finally the 125 page review for Chem. Rev. entitled "Ferritin: A versatile building block for Bionanotechnology" has been accepted. It is a great effort between Aachen and Groningen and results in a work on ferritin which encompasses many different aspects of this versatile cage-protein.
01-04-2015: Thomas Meijer and Irene Schiavon join BISMS
Thomas Meijer (molecular biology) and Irene Schiavon (biomedical technology) joined the group as MSc-students performing research on improved alginate cell scaffolds.
13-12-2014: Winter School poster presentation by Irene Losodo
At the Biomedical Technology Winter Symposium, Irene Losodo was given the chance to present her upcoming work on "Artificial Virus Structures for Gene-transfection".
14-11-2014: CHAINS conference pitch by Barbara Santos de Miranda
At the CHAINS conference in Velthoven (Netherlands) the abstract of Barbara Santos de Miranda was chosen for a 3 min. pitch to highlight her poster on the "Biocatalytic approach for Virus-Polymer hybrid nanoparticles". She passionately encouraged her fellow researchers to come an discuss her fascinating research.
28-10-2014: RSC Advances paper online
The review in RSC Advances by Aneta Schaap and Philipp Kuhn is online. A very nice and critical review on stem cell biomaterial interactions and what we have learned so far but also what we still do not know.