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SELECTBIO Conferences Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing Europe 2019

Jeroen Rouwkema's Biography

Jeroen Rouwkema, Associate Professor, University of Twente

Jeroen Rouwkema, PhD, got his PhD in Regenerative Medicine from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, in 2007. He received his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Clemens van Blitterswijk and gained further experience at MIT (Prof. Bob Langer), Keele University (Prof. Alicia El Haj) and Harvard Medical School (Prof. Ali Khademhosseini). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, University of Twente, where he leads his own group focusing on vascularization of engineered tissues. He is a tissue engineer with an extensive experience in this field, having focused on the vascularization of skeletal muscle, bone, and cardiac muscle tissue. To optimize the organization and maturation of vascular networks, he combines tissue engineering technology with mechanical and chemical stimulation, computational modeling and biofabrication. He has received several personal scholarships, including a VENI scholarship (2011-2014), a Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2014-2017) and an ERC Consolidator Grant (2017-2022). In 2017 he received the TERMIS EU Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award in recognition of his achievements.

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Biofabrication of Self-Organizing Vascular Networks

Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 17:00

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Engineered tissues offer a great promise as an alternative for donor tissues, for which the supply is not meeting the demands. However, currently the clinical application of engineered tissues is hampered. The integration of engineered tissues after implantation is limited due to the lack of a vascular network.

In order to achieve multiscale organized vascular networks within engineered tissues, we are developing a 3D embedded bio-printing approach to spatially control the presence of vascular cells within tissue analogues. This can be seen as a starting situation which will remodel and mature over time. To further guide the organization of the vascular network over multiple scales, both chemical and mechanical cues are included. With this approach, our aim is to control tissue remodeling and maturation, resulting in a vascular network that resembles a vascular tree.

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