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Anne Leferink

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Name Anne Leferink 
Room Zuidhorst 112
Phone +31 53 489 4445
Function Lecturer



Anne Leferink works as a lecturer and researcher in the Applied Stem Cell Technologies (AST) group of the University of Twente. As a lecturer she develops, organizes and implements modules and subjects related to the interaction of materials with cells and tissues. A list of topics can be found below.

Anne obtained her PhD in 2014 under the supervision of Lorenzo Moroni and Clemens van Blitterswijk in the department of Tissue Regeneration at the University of Twente. Her PhD project was focused on assessing stem cell fate after culture on 3D rapid prototyped scaffolds for musculoskeletal tissue engineering. Subsequently, the work on musculoskeletal engineering was continued at the Maastricht University under the supervision of Dr. Roman Truckenmüller and in close collaboration with a biomedical company to assess the feasibility of translating a bottom-up tissue engineering approach to the clinic.

Concurrently, she started as a lecturer on Cell Biology for Technical Medicine at the University of Twente in September 2014. Since February 2016 Anne works full-time for the University of Twente, (first in the BIOS/ Lab on a chip group and since 2018 in AST) where she combines her educational activities with research in the field of tumor-on-a-chip approaches. Other topics that have her interest are regenerative medicine and the development of biomedical devices for intervention or prevention of complications.

In her lectures, Anne aims to implement the latest breakthroughs in regenerative medicine and clinical biotechnology and to motivate the students for scientific research. Furthermore, she aims at increasing the quality of her education by evaluating her (educational) methods and by learning more about didactics and education in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

  • Module 1: Bouwstenen van de Mens (Technical Medicine)
    Practical course: Apoptosis
  • Module 1: De Maakbare Mens (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Module 11: Biomaterialen en Ethiek
    Practical course: cell-material interactions
  • Master subject: Clinical Biotechnology (Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering)