Nationality: Dutch
Undergraduate Institution: Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Master Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Graduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Office: HEO 4.80

In 2014, I received my MSc. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology after doing my master thesis on the synthesis and cell internalization of DNA origami structures at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Boston, MA, USA. Subsequently, I started my PhD with Profs. Bert Meijer and Patricia Dankers where I developed and tested supramolecular biomaterials for the culture of organoids. After obtaining my PhD degree in October 2018, I commenced with a postdoc in the same group, before moving to Australia in 2019. In May 2019, I started as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where I developed nucleic acid mimicking polymers. Late 2019, I received a McKenzie Fellowship, onto which I commenced in 2020. At the end of 2021, I returned to the Eindhoven University of Technology where I currently support with research and teaching. My research focusses on bio-inspired materials and their interactions with native biomolecules and cells.