5 August 2019

As of 1 August we welcome Nico Sommerdijk as our new colleague at the RIMLS. Nico will join the department of Biochemistry, with his research group “Biochemistry of Mineralized Tissues”.




Nico Sommerdijk is Professor in Bio-inspired and Multiscale Materials and formerly worked at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. In Eindhoven, his research focused on the study of (macro)molecular assemblies and their application as templates in bio-inspired hybrid materials synthesis. He obtained this year an ERC advanced grant entitled "A Google Earth Approach to Understanding Collagen Mineralization”.
 
At RIMLS, his research will address the biochemistry and structure of collagen, specifically on the mechanisms of assembly, crosslinking and mineralization, and aims to translate this fundamental knowledge to novel therapies in biomedicine. His group will work on two interwoven research lines: i) The investigation of collagen mineralization in both physiological and pathological situations; ii) Nanomaterials for biomedical applications. To perform this research at the highest possible level, advanced microscopy tools are essential. He is an world-renowned expert in electron microscopy, and will therefore contribute to the activities of the Radboud Microscopic imaging center (MIC). In addition he will expand its current infrastructure, creating an international-level electron microscopy center for the dynamic multiscale imaging of biological materials.
 
We wish him and his team every success in their new environment.

Related news items


Radboud Bioinformatics Xmas event 16 December

21 October 2019

The CMBI is organizing the event of the year for all bioinformaticians throughout Radboud University and Radboudumc to give you the opportunity to bring forward the biggest challenges in your research to expert bioinformaticians and pave the way for real solutions.

read more

PhD Networking Days 9 & 10 January 2020 in Milan

21 October 2019

A limited number of places is available at PhD Retreat of research institute in Milan. Travel costs and participation costs are paid for!

read more

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga has been appointed honorary Skou professor at Aarhus University

17 October 2019

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga has been appointed honorary Skou Professor at the Dept. of Clinical Medicine, at Aarhus University. The aim is to introduce new perspectives to teaching, strengthen relations with leading research units abroad and establish joint research projects and funding applications.

read more

Call for Meet-the-PhD

16 October 2019

Proud about your work as a PhD candidate? Show first-year bachelor’s students during one week how much fun it is to do research in the activity 'Meet-the-PhD'.

read more

A personal touch of Maroeska te Loo

15 October 2019

In order to promote interaction amongst colleagues within RIMLS, we have a ‘personal touch’ series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don’t. This week: Maroeska te Loo.

read more

KWF Roadshow 11 November 2019

10 October 2019

In which way(s) can KWF provide optimal support to oncological research and care? How can we maximize impact on our investments? These questions are pivotal in Ambition 2030: the vision that KWF developed in close cooperation with stakeholders in the oncological field.

read more