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Biomedical Microengineering Group

Applying micro and nanoengineering principles to understand and manipulate biology, creating new technologies for biomedical applications.

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Biography

2014-2018: PhD in Bioengineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
2011-2014: MSc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
2007-2011: BSc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Dirk-Jan is a PhD student in the research group of Dr. Will Shu. His research involves the development of 3D printing of cells to create pancreatic islets suitable for transplantation in patients with diabetes type I. Previously, Dirk-Jan studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente. During his masters dissertation at the Developmental BioEngineering group of Prof. Karperien he got involved with pancreatic islets, trying to further develop a novel way of transplantation using micro-engineered scaffolds. In 2011, Dirk-Jan did a small internship at the Technion, University for Science and Technology in Haifa, Israel. In the group of Prof. Levenberg he gained knowledge about stem cells and bioreactors. When he is not in the lab, Dirk-Jan likes to play theater or read some books.


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Co-supervisors: Dr. John Casey (University of Edinburgh)
Prof. Rory Duncan