Third year student in Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
My PhD project focuses on the development of a plaster for the human heart. This plaster is made of collagen and provides a three-dimensional, tailor-made living environment for human, stem-cell-derived heart cells.
Once populated with these cells the plaster can be implanted into patients, who suffered a recent heart attack. Subsequently, the plaster will limit scar formation and aid the healing process, thereby improving the clinical outcome of patients.
This project is a collaboration between Materials Science, Regenerative Medicine and Biochemistry. The focus of my part of the project is the three-dimensional design and material modification of the plaster.