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  • Yvonne van der Meer

    “How sustainable is it? That is the question”

    03-12-2021

    Professor Yvonne van der Meer is investigating how companies can improve the sustainability of their products. She analyses every material, exposing the lifecycle in its entirety.

  • Chang Liu

    A new life for eggshells

    04-06-2021

    At EGGXPERT, a local startup, two waste products from eggs are put to use in the production of facial masks and wound plasters. Co-founder Chang Liu was one of the first graduates of the master’s in Biobased Materials at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • Heeren en Van Rooij

    From instrumentation physicist to socially engaged scientist

    28-04-2021

    Gerard van Rooij, professor of Plasma Chemistry, was the first PhD candidate of Ron Heeren, university professor and director of the M4I institute. Together they reflect on a pioneering period in which they took the first tentative steps in the development of imaging mass spectrometry.

  • Nieboer pitch

    ‘Power to the farmers’

    14-01-2021

    UM students Vincent and Laura Nieboer, inspired by their father, came up with an accessible concept to help farmers worldwide stop the depletion of agricultural land. They recently pitched their idea at the ‘Little big talks’ on the occasion of the celebration of 80 years of materials science and innovation at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen.

  • Mike Gerards

    Mike Gerards co-writes paper

    06-07-2016

    MaCSBio's Mike Gerards has co-written a paper about the differences in strength and timing of the mtDNA bottleneck between zebrafish germline and non-germline cells, which has been published on Science Direct

  • Michael Lenz

    MaCSBio's Michael Lenz's Article published

    24-06-2016

    Principal components analysis (PCA) is a common unsupervised method for the analysis of gene expression microarray data, providing information on the overall structure of the analyzed dataset. 

  • Bert Smeets

    Bert Smeets: Research pays off

    29-04-2016

    MaCSBio's director of education Bert Smeets has been interviewed for the Dutch serie: 'Research Loont' (translation: 'Research pays off') about the unraveling of genetic causes of hereditary metabolic disease among children.

  • Gokhan Ertaylan

    MaCSBio's Gökhan Ertaylan's Article published

    22-04-2016

    Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells which takes place continuously throughout our life. In this work the interdisciplinary team with Gökhan Ertaylan of MaCSBio has been collaborating, uncovers a function for Prox1 gene that functions as an inducer of neuronal differentiation.

  • Michelle Moerel

    Postdoc Michelle Moerel on TV-show 'Het Klokhuis'

    15-03-2016

    Michelle Moerel from MaCSBio has been on the most famous educational tv-show for kids in The Netherlands ( Het Klokhuis ) to explain how the human brain works.

  • Shauna O'Donovan

    MaCSBio’s Shauna O’Donovan wins poster session byteMAL Conference

    11-03-2016

    PhD-candidate Shauna O’Donovan has won a prize for best poster at the byteMAL Conference held on March 9th in Maastricht. Her poster subject was on improving the muscle insulin sensitivity index using the oral glucose minimal model.

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