News items related to the Department of Biochemistry.
Charity event for children with a diaphragmatic defect26 September 2019
For the third year in a row, Rotary Ridderkerk - de Waal organised a golf tournament, dinner and auction to raise research funds for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. At the end of the day, a cheque worth € 51,000 was handed over to Sanne Botden and Willeke Daamen.
NWO grant for a tissue-generating patch to close diaphragmatic defects21 August 2019
Willeke Daamen and Toin van Kuppevelt, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, were recently awarded a 690 k€ grant by NWO, domain Applied & Engineering Sciences, for the development of advanced patches for closure of diaphragmatic defects in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
NWO grant to develop new biomaterials for improved regeneration of bone defects20 August 2019
Sander Leeuwenburgh, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, and Roland Brock, theme Nanomedicine, were recently awarded with a grant of 581 k€ by NWO, domain Applied & Engineering Sciences, to develop new biomaterials for improved regeneration of bone defects.
Understanding the inner architecture of a nanomedicine29 April 2019
The group of Roland Brock, theme Nanomedicie, and colleagues, used superresolution microscopy to quantitatively image the structure and composition of peptide – messenger RNA nanoparticles and related this to biological activity. They have published their findings in Nano Letters.
Grant to study mitochondrial morphofunction in Parkinson’s disease14 March 2019
Werner Koopman, theme Mitochondrial diseases, received 400,000 euro as a member of the PD-MitoQUANT consortium. The latter is an EU-funded Innovative Medicines Initiative research project that will improve our understanding of Parkinson’s so that better treatments can be developed in the future.
Willeke Daamen elected secretary of NBTE6 December 2018
The Netherlands society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering aims to promote the interests of biomaterials science and tissue engineering in the Netherlands and to stimulate cooperation between universities, institutions and industries in these domains.
Muscle fibrosis in the soft palate: delivery of cells, growth factors and anti-fibrotics30 August 2018
Hans Von den Hoff, recently published an article in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews together with Willeke Daamen and Toin van Kuppevelt, all from the theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine.
Poster prize Lars Damen at 10th European Elastin Meeting17 August 2018
At the 10th European Elastin Meeting, Lars Damen, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, received the early-stage researcher award for his poster entitled “Development of tools to study the sulfation pattern of heparan sulfate involved in elastic fiber biology”.
Biodegradable nanoreactors demonstrate ROS shielding in human-complex-I-deficient fibroblasts9 July 2018
Researchers of the Radboudumc and colleagues have successfully developed enzyme-loaded polymersomal nanoreactors capable of undergoing cellular integration in a controlled fashion and, subsequently, function as synthetic organelles.
A personal touch of Wouter Verdurmen27 February 2018
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: Wouter Verdurmen.