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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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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., 19 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 6, 14 p., 81.

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    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.

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    15 Citations (Scopus)
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    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.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Mechanically robust electrospun hydrogel scaffolds crosslinked via supramolecular interactions

    Mollet, B. B., Spaans, S., Goodarzy Fard, P., Bax, N. A. M., Bouten, C. V. C. & Dankers, P. Y. W., 1 Sep 2017, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 17, 9, 8 p., 1700053.

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    8 Citations (Scopus)
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    Mimicking cardiac fibrosis in a dish: fibroblast density rather than collagen density weakens cardiomyocyte function

    van Spreeuwel, A. C. C., Bax, N. A. M., van Nierop, B. J., Aartsma-Rus, A., Goumans, M. J. T. H. & Bouten, C. V. C., 1 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research. 10, 2, p. 116-127 12 p.

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  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
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    Dekker Junior 2014T013

    Noortje A.M. Bax (Recipient), Mar 2015

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific

  • Grant Application ASTF 497-2012

    Noortje A.M. Bax (Recipient), May 2013

    Prize: 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