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Tendinopathy: to treat or not to treat, that's the question

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Marc van Vijven is a PhD candidate in the Tendon & Ligament Mechanobiology research group, which is part of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group, under supervision of Jasper Foolen and Keita Ito. His project focuses on intercellular communication in tendons and ligaments, and how this influences tissue properties in a healthy or diseased state.

Academic background

Marc van Vijven, born in Vlaardingen in 1993, obtained his BSc in Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014. After his final bachelor project in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group, under supervision of René van Donkelaar, he joined the group of Cees Oomens (Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering) as master student and research assistant in a project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Dublin and the University of Alberta. During his time in the group, he also spent several months abroad at the National University of Singapore, in the Tissue Modulation Laboratory. After graduating (with honors) in 2016 with a project aiming at the development of a constitutive model for skin mechanics, he returned to the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group for his PhD on the mechanobiological properties of healthy and diseased tendons and ligaments.

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Research Output 2017 2020

Patiënt-specifieke biologische eigenschappen om klinische uitkomst van voorste kruisbandreconstructies te voorspellen: een in vitro micro-weefselplatform

van Vijven, M., van Groningen, B., Kimenai, J. N., van der Steen, MC., van Doeselaar, M., Janssen, R. P. A., Ito, K. & Foolen, J., 26 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Serum deprivation counteracts phenotypic drift of tendon cells

van Vijven, M., Wunderli, S., Ito, K., Snedeker, J. & Foolen, J., 10 Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

5 Citations (Scopus)
84 Downloads (Pure)

A model of human skin under large amplitude oscillatory shear

Soetens, J. F. J., van Vijven, M., Bader, D. L., Peters, G. W. M. & Oomens, C. W. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 86, p. 423-432 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Constitutive models
Shear thinning
Parameter estimation
Shear deformation
7 Citations (Scopus)
74 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Finite element method
Magnetic resonance imaging
Mechanical properties

Student theses

Modeling the human skin as non-linear viscoelastic matrix reinforced with anisotropic non-linear elastic fibers

Author: van Vijven, M., 29 Sep 2016

Supervisor: Oomens, C. (Supervisor 1), Peters, G. (Supervisor 2), Lopata, R. (Supervisor 2), van Rietbergen, B. (Supervisor 2) & Soetens, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master