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About Anat Akiva

Anat Akiva is an assistant professor in Matrix Calcification and the coordinator of the Electron Microscopy Center at the Radboud University Medical Center in Radboudumc.

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About Anat Akiva

Anat Akiva is an assistant professor at the Cell Biology Department. Her primary interest is in the field of biomineralization, aiming to understand the processes of hard tissue formation in health and disease. Her research aims at the fundamental understanding of mineralization processes which have essential implications in regenerative medicine. Her most recent activities also include the study of pathological mineralization in bone-related diseases such as osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) and calcification of soft tissues such as atherosclerosis (blood vessel calcification).

Anat received her B.Sc., and M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Chemistry from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Her major was in physical chemistry and solid-state NMR. She performed her  PhD studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, in the group of Prof Lia Addadi and Prof Steve Weiner, where she investigated the process of bone mineralization in vivo using the zebrafish and chicken embryo as animal models. She mastered advanced imaging and spectroscopy techniques such as in vivo fluorescent confocal imaging, cryo-(FIB)-SEM, Raman and µ-spot X-ray spectroscopy. In 2016 she moved to the Netherlands for her postdoctoral studies at the group of Prof. Nico Sommerdijk in the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where she has established a new research line on Biological Materials Chemistry.



Positions

  • assistant professor Celbiologie

Education / Agenda

  • University Teaching qualification (BKO)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology -Postdoctoral fellow
  • Weizmann Institute of Science - Ph.D.
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Education / Agenda

  • University Teaching qualification (BKO)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology -Postdoctoral fellow
  • Weizmann Institute of Science - Ph.D.
  • Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - B.Sc and M.Sc (cum laude)

Personal prizes & awards

  • NWO-VENI (2019)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship (2018)
  • National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science - the Weizmann Institute of Science (2017)
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Personal prizes & awards

  • NWO-VENI (2019)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship (2018)
  • National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science - the Weizmann Institute of Science (2017)
  • Lev Margulis national Prize for outstanding research in microscopy (2015)

Additional Functions

  • Coordinator of the Electron Microscopy Center

Research position

  • assistant professor