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Noortje Bax is currently a project officer for the Center of Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) at the department of Electrical Engineering (EE). With her study in Biology and her experience in the biomedical research field, she aims to mediate collaborations between groups of the department EE, clinics and industry in the field of Care & Cure Technology. Furthermore, she supports researchers in exploring funding opportunities and in writing grant propoposals. 

As a researcher, Noortje was active in the field of cardiac regenerative medicine. Central to this research was the cell biology approach, taking into account the role of cells in the cardiac reparative process and the interaction between cells and their surrounding matrix. She was involved in the educational programme and Noortje successfully supervised 3 PHD -students and more than 10 final projects of Bachelor and Master students. Finally, during her career as a research at the Eindhoven University of Technology (2010-2019) she always conducted her research in close collaboration with the medical centers in Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven. 


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Cardiac Myocytes Medicine & Life Sciences
Stem Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Pericardium Medicine & Life Sciences
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
Posters Medicine & Life Sciences
Fibrosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Myocardium Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2019

Engineered cardiac microenvironments based on supramolecular biomaterials

Spaans, S., 13 Mar 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 175 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Biocompatible Materials

In vivo and in vitro approaches reveal novel insight into the ability of epicardium-derived cells to create their own extracellular environment

Bax, N. A. M., Duim, S. N., Kruithof, B. P. T., Smits, A. M., Bouten, C. V. C. & Goumans, M. J., 2019, In : Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 6, 14 p., 81

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Collagen Type I
In Vitro Techniques
Peptide Hydrolases

The interplay between cardiac progenitor cells and their microenvironment

Mauretti, A., 22 May 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 156 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiac progenitor cells and the interplay with their microenvironment

Mauretti, A., Spaans, S., Bax, N. A. M., Sahlgren, C. & Bouten, C. V. C., 2017, In : Stem Cells International. 2017, 20 p., 7471582

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Glycosylated cell surface markers for the isolation of human cardiac progenitors

Moerkamp, A. T., Leung, H. W., Bax, N. A. M., Holst, S., Lodder, K., Berends, T., Dingenouts, C. K. E., Choo, A., Smits, A. M. & Goumans, M. J., 1 Nov 2017, In : Stem Cells and Development. 26, 21, p. 1552-1565 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Stem Cells
Monoclonal Antibodies
Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy


Dekker Junior 2014T013

Noortje Bax (Recipient), Mar 2015

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific

Stem Cells

Grant Application ASTF 497-2012

Noortje Bax (Recipient), May 2013

Recognition: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific


Student theses

Anisotropic changes in material behavior of murine dilated myocardium

Author: Schmidt, J., 31 Mar 2013

Supervisor: Bax, N. (Supervisor 1) & Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Mechano-regulation of epicardium-derived cells (EPDCs)

Author: Nguyen, T., 31 Aug 2010

Supervisor: Bouten, C. (Supervisor 1), Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 2), Ito, K. (Supervisor 2), Goumans, M. (. J. (External person) (External coach) & Bax, N. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Optogenetics: a tool to induce actin formation

Author: Quiñonez Uribe, R., 31 Jan 2016

Supervisor: Merkx, M. (Supervisor 1), Bax, N. (Supervisor 2), Sahlgren, C. (Supervisor 2) & Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Quantification of contractile forces generated by engineered cardiac microtissues

Author: Bastiaens, A., 31 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2), Vilanova Bartroli, A. (Supervisor 2), Bax, N. (Supervisor 2) & van Spreeuwel, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Recreating the cardiac stem cell microenvironment using 3D hydrogel designs as a potential regenerative therapy

Author: Spaans, S., 30 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Bouten, C. (Supervisor 1), Dankers, P. (Supervisor 2), Bax, N. (Supervisor 2) & Comellas Aragones, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master