Ph.D. students

Rachel Elzes

Name: Rachel Elzes
Room: Carre 4.326
Tel: 3027
e-mail: m.r.elzes@utwente.nl

 Research Topic: Size-controlled nanogels

The size of nanoparticles is known to dramatically affect biological processes such as cellular uptake, tissue/tumor penetration and immune response. In particular, particles smaller than 100 nm show improved tissue penetration. This project focuses on the preparation of size-controlled, sub-100 nm nanogels, for applications such as drug delivery, gene therapy and medical imaging.

Education:

2014-present

PhD-student
University of Twente, the Netherlands
Project: Development of PET-MRI Dual-Probe Nanoparticles for Early Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer, group of dr. Jos Paulusse (Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology)

2012-2014

Double degree Master of Science (MSc), Chemical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering, graduated cum laude
University of Twente, the Netherlands
Thesis: Bioreducible Poly(Amido Amine)-based Architectures for Gene Therapy, group of dr. Jos Paulusse (Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology)

2011-2012

Internship
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Project: Synthesis of bromomethyl sulfoxides as potential cysteine protease inhibitors, group of Prof. Robert Liskamp (Medicinal Chemistry)

2008-2011

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Scheikunde
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Thesis: The Dehydration of Alcohols To Alkenes Using Phosphino Rhenium (V) Complexes, group of Prof. Bert Klein Gebbink (Organic Chemistry & Catalysis)