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Maartje is featured as Emerging Investigator in two journals!


01.11.19 Maartje is featured in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Biomaterials Science B as an Emerging Investigator!

Check out the EPFL Institute of Bioengineering press release!

Hale & Giacomo’s invited talk at MRS, Phoenix, AZ

24.04.19 – Congratulations to Hale & Giacomo on a job well done representing our laboratory at the Materials Research Society conference in Phoenix, Arizona!

Welcome aboard to our new PhD students

15.03.19 – We extend a warm welcome to two brilliant new students – Kaltrina Paloja & Filippo Ceccon.

Kaltrina’s thesis is based on detecting inequity in dendritic cells through bio-inspired DNA origami based synthetic T-cells. Meanwhile, Filippo’s project involves the design of hydrogels with DNA cross-links to exhibit a range of mechanical properties.

SNSF Eccellenza Grant

29.11.18 – We are pleased to announce our laboratory has successfully received yet another grant to spur on research in super-specific multivalent binding with DNA!

The Swiss National Science Foundation awards Eccellenza Grants to “highly qualified young researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship”. Check out the EPFL news article and EPFL school of engineering press release for more information!

Women in Materials at EPFL

08.11.18Maartje is featured amongst 8 other female professors, showcasing their strong presence at the Institute of Materials (IMX), EPFL. The portraits were designed by graphic designer Alban Kakulya and sponsored by IMX & NCCR Marvel.

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HFSP Young Investigator’s Grant

28.03.18 – It is with much delight that we inform you that Maartje Bastings has received the Young Investigator Research Grant in collaboration with Prof. Ralf Jungmann from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and Dr. Ian Parish from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Over the next three years, the Human Frontier Science Program will provide support on our project entitled “Detecting inequity in dendritic cells through bio-inspired synthetic T cells”, click here for the EPFL news article.

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