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"My dream is to introduce complex functions into materials using various supramolecular formulation and screening approaches; to ultimately control biology in the human body."

Research profile

Patricia Dankers is full professor of Biomedical Materials at the department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology. The mission of the DankersLab is to provide material solutions for regenerative medicine through development of functional biomaterials based on supramolecular chemistry.

For more information visit the website of Patricia Dankers' lab: www.dankerslab.nl

Academic background

Patricia Dankers studied chemistry at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands), where she majored in biochemistry and organic chemistry. In 2002, she started her PhD research at Eindhoven University of Technology under supervision of prof. E.W. (Bert) Meijer, developing and studying supramolecular bioactive biomaterials by introducing a modular approach. After her PhD defense in 2006, she became a research scientist at the SupraPolix company in Eindhoven and a researcher at the laboratory of Pathology and Medical Biology at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). At UMCG she initiated the Dutch bioartificial kidney project together with Prof. Marja J.A. van Luyn. In 2008, Patricia Dankers was appointed as assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2010 she was a visiting professor in the research group of Prof. Samuel I. Stupp at the Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago (USA). In 2013, she defended her second PhD thesis, this time in the medical sciences and at Groningen University, with her study on kidney regenerative medicine. In 2014, she was appointed associate professor at TU/e and in 2017 full professor of Biomedical Materials. Patricia Dankers is a Veni (2008) and Vidi (2017) laureate and received an ERC starting grant in 2012. She has been awarded various grants and awards, such as the DSM Science & Technology award and the Pauline van Wachem award (for the best thesis in biomaterials research and tissue engineering). Since 2015 she is a member of De Jonge Akademie (DJA) of the KNAW and in 2016 she joined the board of DJA. 

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Research Output 2002 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Carbon nanotube reinforced supramolecular hydrogels for bioapplications

Mihajlovic, M., Mihajlovic, M., Dankers, P. Y. W., Masereeuw, R. & Sijbesma, R. P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 19, 12 p., 1800173

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Carbon Nanotubes
Hydrogels
Nanocomposites
Carbon nanotubes
Hydrogel

Engineered bioactive supramolecular materials based on ureido-pyrimidinones

Putti, M., 18 Jun 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 159 p.

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

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

Functional supramolecular additives

Ippel, B., 24 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

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

Influence of the assembly state on the functionality of a supramolecular jagged1-mimicking peptide additive

Putti, M., Stassen, O. M. J. A., Schotman, M. J. G., Sahlgren, C. M. & Dankers, P. Y. W., 3 May 2019, In : ACS Omega. 4, 5, p. 8178-8187 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Pyrimidinones
DSL
Peptides
Polycaprolactone
Self assembly

Prizes

NWO Vidi Award : Pieces of plastic with biological properties?

Patricia Dankers (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: NWOVidiScientific

Bearings (structural)
Tissue
Plastics
Polymers
Supramolecular chemistry
Biocompatible Materials
Medicine
Tissue
Medical problems

Supramolecular hydrogels as local controlled drug delivery carriers

Patricia Dankers (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: ERCProof of conceptScientific

Drug Carriers
Hydrogels
Hydrogel
Pyrimidinones
Drug Delivery Systems

Courses

Biomaterials

1/09/15 → …

Course

Chemical biology

1/09/1331/08/19

Course

Materials science

1/09/13 → …

Course

The kidney

1/09/1331/08/19

Course

Student theses

A modular approach to bioactive scaffolds using supramolecular polymers

Author: Hermans, T., 28 Feb 2006

Supervisor: Dankers, P. (Supervisor 1), Meijer, E. (Supervisor 2), Bastiaansen, C. (Supervisor 2) & Sommerdijk, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Bioactivation of electrospun UPy-based supramolecular polymer meshes: towards an improved treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions

Author: Arts, B., 18 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Dankers, P. (Supervisor 1), Zaccaria, S. (Supervisor 2) & Meijer, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Bioactive glass as bone graft substitute in load-bearing osteomyelitic defects

Author: van Gestel, N., 31 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Ito, K. (Supervisor 1), van Rietbergen, B. (Supervisor 2), Arts, J. (External coach), Geurts, J. (External person) (External coach) & Dankers, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Biomedical applications of shape-memory materials based on UPy-PEO copolymers

Author: de Groot, B., 30 Nov 2013

Supervisor: Dankers, P. (Supervisor 1), Mes, T. (Supervisor 2), Pitet, L. (Supervisor 2) & Meijer, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Controlling the endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition for in-situ tissue engineering using supramolecular biomaterials

Author: van der Velden, R., 30 Nov 2014

Supervisor: van Almen, G. (Supervisor 1), Dankers, P. (Supervisor 2) & Meijer, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master