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“The intriguing capacity of living cells to shape and adapt their own environment teaches us how to engineer new tissues for the heart.”

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Carlijn Bouten is professor of Cell-Matrix Interactions in Cardiovascular Regeneration at the department of Biomedical Engineering (research group Soft Tissue Engineering & Mechanobiology). Her research group investigates the interplay between living cells and the mechanobiological cues originating from the extracellular matrix under conditions of tissue growth, adaptation, and regeneration and degeneration. The group uses ‘living’ model systems at different length scales (cell, cell-matrix, engineered tissue, native tissue) to quantify these aspects, preferably in real-time.

The obtained knowledge is applied in engineering approaches to regenerate living tissues, in particular for the human heart. A prominent example is the development of a synthetic, biodegradable heart valve prosthesis that seduces the body to create a new, living heart valve at the site of implantation. Bouten performs her multidisciplinary research in close collaboration with material scientists, life scientists, clinicians, and medtech spin-offs. She leads several national and international public-private-patient research consortia in the field of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering.

Academic background

Carlijn Bouten was trained in functional anatomy and biomechanics as well as muscle physiology at the department of Human Movement Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she received her MSc degree in 1991. In 1995, she obtained her PhD degree from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands). She performed postdoctoral research at the Université Laval (Quebec), University of London, and at TU/e. In 1998, she was appointed assistant professor in Cellular Biomechanics in the department of Mechanical Engineering at TU/e, and in 2002 she became associate professor of Tissue Engineering in the department of Biomedical Engineering at the same university. In 2010, Carlijn Bouten was appointed full professor of Cell-Matrix Interaction in Cardiovascular Regeneration at TU/e. She is a recipient of the Aspasia Career Development award of the Dutch Science Foundation NWO (2002), which awarded her a VICI grant for her research on heart valve tissue engineering in 2003. From 2005-2010 Bouten was member of The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).Since 2017, she leads the national gravitation program Materials-Driven Regeneration. In that same year she was elected member of the KNAW.

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Research Output

Cellular Contact Guidance Emerges from Gap Avoidance

Buskermolen, A. B. C. G., Ristori, T., Mostert, D., van Turnhout, M. C., Shishvan, S. S., Loerakker, S., Kurniawan, N. A., Deshpande, V. S. & Bouten, C. V. C., 20 May 2020, In : Cell Reports. Physical Science. 1, 5, 100055.

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  • Cellular geometry sensing at different length scales and its implications for scaffold design

    Werner, M., Kurniawan, N. A. & Bouten, C. V. C., 1 Feb 2020, In : Materials. 13, 4, 18 p., 963.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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  • Differential leaflet remodeling of bone marrow cell pre-seeded versus nonseeded bioresorbable transcatheter pulmonary valve replacements

    Fioretta, E., Lintas, V., Mallone, A., Motta, S. E., von Boehmer, L., Dijkman, P. E., Cesarovic, N., Caliskan, E., Rodriguez Cetina Biefer, H., Lipiski, M., Sauer, M., Putti, M., Janssen, H. M., Söntjens, S. H. M., Smits, A. I. P. M., Bouten, C. V. C., Emmert, M. Y. & Hoerstrup, S. P., 1 Jan 2020, In : JACC: Basic to Translational Science. 5, 1, p. 15-31 17 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Early cost-utility analysis of tissue-engineered heart valves compared to bioprostheses in the aortic position in elderly patients

    Huygens, S. A., Ramos, I. C., Bouten, C. V. C., Kluin, J., Chiu, S. T., Grunkemeier, G. L., Takkenberg, J. J. M. & Rutten-van Mölken, M. P. M. H., 1 Jun 2020, In : European Journal of Health Economics. 21, 4, p. 557-572 16 p.

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  • Prizes

    Materials-driven regeneration

    C.V.C. Bouten (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: NWOGravitationScientific

  • Activities

    • 4 Contributed talk

    16th Annual Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. in Medicine and Biology, San Diego, USA

    Carlijn V.C. Bouten (Speaker)
    29 Oct 1993

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    UT, BMTI

    Carlijn V.C. Bouten (Speaker)
    5 Oct 1993

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    RL Maastricht

    Carlijn V.C. Bouten (Speaker)
    24 Sep 1993

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    2e Plenaire wetenschappelijke dag RL/TUE, Eindhoven

    Carlijn V.C. Bouten (Speaker)
    17 Sep 1993

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Courses

    Heart and blood

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Regeneration

    1/09/13 → …

    Course

    Press / Media

    Carlijn Bouten appointed as board member ZonMw

    Carlijn V.C. Bouten

    6/01/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Young Academy welcomes Liesbeth Janssen

    Carlijn V.C. Bouten & Tom F.A. de Greef

    10/12/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    A 2-D finite element model of a muscle cell in agarose gel-matrix

    Author: Tran, N. H., 29 Feb 2000

    Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2), Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2) & Breuls, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A 3-D finite element model of the tibialis anterior muscle of a rat: a contribution to pressure sores research

    Author: Breuls, R., 31 Mar 1998

    Supervisor: Janssen, J. (Supervisor 1), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2), Bosboom, E. (Supervisor 2) & Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A brain chip to investigate neurite outgrowth by trapping cell-laden hydrogel beads in microsieves

    Author: Labeur, T., 29 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Bouten, C. (Supervisor 1), Luttge, R. (Supervisor 2), Kurniawan, N. (Supervisor 2) & Bastiaens, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A finite element model to study the viability of muscle cells under compression

    Author: Hendriks, F., 30 Jun 1999

    Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2), Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2) & Breuls, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A multilevel finite element method for studying muscle cell damage

    Author: Sengers, B., 30 Nov 2000

    Supervisor: Oomens, C. (Supervisor 1), Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 2), Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2) & Breuls, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master