Jeroen Rouwkema of the University of Twente’s MIRA research institute has been awarded the ‘Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award’.
This prize is awarded to researchers who have made a significant contribution to the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and who are considered to have a very bright future.
Dr Rouwkema is an assistant professor at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering and head of the Vascularization Lab at the University of Twente. His work involves the integration of blood vessel networks into cultured tissues. He will receive the prize (which includes a sum of 1,000 euros) on 29 June, during a conference at Davos in Switzerland.
Since completing his studies at Wageningen University, Jeroen Rouwkema has worked at such prestigious institutions as MIT and Harvard. In 2007, he obtained a PhD from the University of Twente. He has previously been awarded VENI and European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grants.