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Visiting Scientists

Jasper Aarts

Jasper Aarts

Jasper did his bachelor and master in biomedical engineering at the university of technology in Eindhoven, where he specialized in supramolecular chemistry. He focused on the self-assembly behavior of linear polymers which would fold into single-chain polymeric nanoparticles in water. These nanoparticles were used for enzyme mimicking in aqueous media. In 2020 he started as a PhD student in the group of Prof. Patricia Dankers, where he will be investigating the high-throughput screening of supramolecular biomaterials. This will be done in collaboration with researchers from the group of Prof. Jan de Boer.

BiS Master Students

Naomie Amsing-3

Naomie Amsing

Hi, I am Naomie, currently a first year Master student following the track “Regenerative Engineering”. I did by Bachelor Thesis also at the BiS group, and enjoyed my time there so much, I wanted to do my Master Thesis here as well. My main interest lies in the improvement of biomedical research by means of smarter design and better use of computer and in vitro models. I want to have a positive contribution to the growing field: I hope that ultimately better predictions can be made so that we can provide a higher chance of success, we can reduce animal testing and we can give regenerative research a boost!

Emy Curvers

Emy Curvers

Hello, my name is Emy Curvers and I am a first year master student Biomedical Engineering. During my bachelor I did my Bachelor End Project within the Cluster of Regenerative Engineering and Materials, Orthopedic Biomechanics. My project was mostly oriented at the interaction of tibial bone with biomaterials, in which I was particularly interested in the cell biology. In the BioInterface Science group there is more focus on cell biology, which is why I would like to do my master thesis in this group. 

Anqi Sun

Anki Sun

Hi, I am Anqi, a second-year master student of TU/e. Now, I am studying at the computational biology group of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. I gained my bachelor degree in biomedical engineering at the Northeastern University in China. I am interested in the research about human genome, and the final thesis of my bachelor degree was about the application of microfluidics chip in the whole genome amplification of human embryo stem cells. This year I joined a joint project of the biointerface science group and the computational biology group, in this project I will develop differential gene expression analysis pipelines to analyse the difference in the gene expression of macrophages on different interfaces.

Joska Aerts

Joska Aerts

My name is Joska Aerts, currently a first-year master student Biomedical Engineering at TU Eindhoven. In my first year I will focus on finishing my courses, this summer I hope to start my master thesis. During my bachelor I got interested in the research group of Jan de Boer, because the group focuses on BioInterface for especially regenerative medicine. The combination of the three different aspects in the BiS group is why I want to do my master thesis in this group.

Julia van den

Julia van den Beemd

After graduating for my bachelor of Medical Sciences and Engineering, I started my masters Biomedical Engineering at the TU/e in September 2019. In my bachelor I mostly focused on tissue engineering  and cell biological courses. The BioInterface Science group also focuses on disciplines that were not really covered in my bachelors program, which interested me to broaden my knowledge. During my first year as a masters student I will focus on following courses that will learn me more about cell biology and computational courses to expand my interests. After the focus on these different disciplines, I hope to know where I would like to focus on during my masters thesis in my second year.

Manouk Groels

Manouk Groels

Hello, my name is Manouk I’m a second year masterstudent at the biomedical engineering department at the TU/e. I also did my bachelor at this faculty. The final project for my bachelor was a characterization of psoriasis through clustering microarray data. This data contained gene expression of patients with different types of psoriasis. During this project I became interested in the possibilities of using biomedical data for various purposes. This year I’m going to work on a joint project of the biointerface science group and the computational biology group for my masters thesis. For this project I will work on a genome-scale metabolic network of mesenchymal stem cells on surface topologies.

Staff alumni

  • Pascal Vroemen, 2019, PhD Student at cBITE (Cell Biology Inspired Tissue Engineering) and BiS (BioInterface Science in Regenerative Medicine
  • Aurélie Carlier, 2018, Assistant Prof at cBITE (Cell Biology Inspired Tissue Engineering)
  • Dennie Hebels, 2018, Project Manager at cBITE (Cell Biology Inspired Tissue Engineering)
  • Marloes Kamphuis, 2018, Lab Manager at cBITE (Cell Biology Inspired Tissue Engineering)
  • Nadia Roumans, 2018, Lab Technician at cBITE (Cell Biology Inspired Tissue Engineering)
  • Linfeng (Joseph) Li, 2018, PhD student: Trophoblast stem cell differentiation via TopoChip Technology.
  • Nick Beijer, 2018, PhD student: Topographically enhanced cell culture systems to induce and monitor mechanobiology.
  • Frits Hulshof, 2016, PhD student: Topochip: Technology for Instructing Cell Fate and Morphology via Designed Surface Topography.
  • Jenny Brinkmann, 2016, PhD student: Dynamic bioactive surfaces for cells using cucurbiturils.
  • Maqsood (Max) Ahmed, 2014, postdoc: High-throughput screening of fiber spun scaffolds.
  • Anouk Mentink, 2014,  research technician and lab manager.
  • Eelco Fennema, 2014, PhD student: An analysis of trauma and its solutions in bone tissue engineering.  
  • Bach Le Quang, 2014, PhD student:Decellularized cartilage matrix  as an alternative for demineralized bone matrix.
  • Nathalie Groen, 2014, PhD student: High throughput screening of bone graft materials.
  • Vanessa LaPointe, 2014, postdoc: Molecular biology in 3D.
  • Karolina Janeczek, 2013, PhD student: Endothelial differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Hemant Unadkat, 2012, PhD student: The effect of topography on cell behaviour.
  • Joyce Doorn, 2012, PhD student: Paracrine signaling of human mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Anindita Ganguly, 2012, PhD student: Clinical translation of bone tissue engineering.
  • Ana Barradas, 2012, PhD student: Molecular mechanism of osteo-induction.
  • Hugo Andre Alves, 2010, PhD student, Ageing and human mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Jun Liu, 2009, PhD student, Bioluminescent imaging in tissue engineering.
  • Jojanneke Jukes, 2009, PhD student, Embryonic stem cells in cartilage tissue engineering.
  • Hugo Fernandes, 2009, PhD student and postdoc,The role of extracellular matrix in bone tissue engineering.
  • Ram Siddappa, 2008, PhD student, Protein kinase A signaling in bone tissue engineering.
  • Sanne Both, 2008, PhD student, Mouse embryonic stem cells in bone tissue engineering.
  • Ruud Licht, 2007, research technician, Target discovery for bone-regeneration.


Student alumni

  • Marc Mazur, 2019, Master Student at BiS (BioInterface Science in Regenerative Medicine
  • Naomie Amsing, 2019: Difference in ERK activity in relation to cell cycle arrest as a response to surface topography.
  • Nadia Takke, 2019: Differentiation of hMSCs into tenocyte-like cells on tendon-imprint topographies.
  • Thomas Woud, 2019: Tendon-like surfaces influence tendon marker expression and cell alignment for tenogenic phenotype maintenance.
  • Bas Voermans, 2019: Implementing Deep learning neural networks for prediction of cell count on TopoChip and correlation to topography induced proliferation.
  • Niles Smolders,2019: The influence of micro topographies on SRC inhibition for early chondrogenic differentiation.
  • Floris Honig, 2018: Assessing the expression level of mechanical sensitive markers on topographical surfaces.
  • Fred Zhaoji Shen, 2018: Construction a computational model linking extracellular matrix properties to biomedical signaling pathway.
  • Bianca Lourens, 2018: Imaging capabilities to explore possibilities in distinguishing monocytes from healthy donors and monocytes exposed to proinflammatory factors.
  • Adrián Seijas Gamardo, 2018: Cell communication between mesenchymal stem cells and monocytes/macrophages
  • Iris Wijnen, 2018: Mechanotransduction pathways involved in topography-induced cell behavior
  • Francesca Bolk, 2018: Monocyte migration in response to proinflammatory factors
  • Jingyun Wu, 2018: The response of flexor tendon derived cells to TGF-β2 exposure,
  • Rianne Helgers, 2018: The response of flexor tendon derived cells to TGF-β2 exposure
  • Zarina Nauryzgaliyeva, 2017: Braille code for cells: hMSCs protective response to cellular deformation induced by surface topographies
  • Estela Arteaga, 2017: Study of the effect of topographies in human mesenchymal stem cells and cardiomyocyte size and proliferation
  • Rika Reihs, 2017: Digitalizing life at the interface: Finding the missing links between biomaterial properties and biological pathways
  • Ben van der Veer, 2017: Changing epigenetics with a Braille script for cells: The effect of micro topography on global histone acetylation and methylation in human mesenchymal stem cells
  • Bram van Steen, 2017: Live Cell imaging reveals dynamic cell response to microstructured topographies
  • Luc Sondorp, 2016: Gene regulatory effects of bone graft materials on osteoblasts
  • Jéré van Lente, 2016: Topography screening with mesenchymal stem cells


Visiting scientist alumni

Giulia Sivelli, 2019, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, UK

Laurence Burroughs, 2018, University of Nottingham, UK

  • Dominika Berdecka, 2018, 3B's Research Group, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network "Tendon Therapy Train", University of Minho, Portugal
  • Britta Koch, 2017, Nottingham University, UK


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