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First and Last Name: Niels Willemen
Student/PhD/Postdoc: PhD student
Institute: University of Twente
Department: Leijten Lab
Group leader: Jeroen Leijten
A Colourful Cuddle
In this experiment, human mesenchymal stem cells (stained with phalloidin) and cell-adhesive microgels (stained with ATTO565 (red) and FITC (green)) self-assembled into a living microtissue. The properties of these cell-adhesive microgels are both physically and chemically tuneable. Moreover, the cell-adhesive microgels are able to direct the behaviour of the cells, for example by influencing cell fate by microgel stiffness.
Instrument used to produce the image: Zeiss LSM880


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Paula FERREIRA

PhD
Paula FERREIRA; Portugal
i2A - Applied Research Institute

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Biography
Paula Ferreira is a biochemist with a Master’s in Animal Experimentation (co-developed in the Polymer Chemistry Research Group (Gent University, Belgium) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering by the University of Coimbra (UC). After getting her PhD she became an integrated member of the research center CIEPQPF (Group of Particles, Polymers & Biomaterials). She was a Post-Doc at DEQ/FCTUC and Instituto Superior Técnico between 2012-2015. In 2015 she applied to FCT Individual Call (CEEC), being approved in the category of Auxiliary Researcher (at UC). Between March 2020 and June 2023, she was an Adjunct Professor at Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra (ISEC) at Polytechnic University of Coimbra (IPC). She is now an integrated member of CERNAS (Research Centre for Natural Resources, Environment and Society) and a researcher of the Applied Research Institute (i2a) – IPC, Portugal. She has been working in the area of development and functionalization of polymeric materials designed for biomedical applications, namely in the area of drug delivery, tissue engineering, and bioadhesives. She is also an entrepreneur, being a co-founder of two spin-offs: one of the University of Coimbra (UC) and another of IPC/UC.

Expertise
I have been working in the area of development and functionalization of polymeric materials designed for biomedical applications, namely in the areas of drug delivery, tissue engineering, and bioadhesives. I am also an entrepreneur, being co-founder of two spin-offs: one of the University of Coimbra (UC) and another of IPC/UC.
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https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3393-4427