PhD Students

Katarzyna Skrzypek

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Email: k.skrzypek@utwente.nl
Tel.: +31 53 4892975
Room: ZH232

RESEARCH

Type 1 diabetes is caused by the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic β-cells. The current methods are transplantation of pancreatic islets. However patients need to take immunosuppressive medications for their whole life to avoid rejection.

In this project, we want to improve islets transplantation and propose a new islet encapsulation method to overcome the need for immunosuppressive drugs. The goal of this project is to use membrane technology and microfabrication in combination with tissue engineering in order to fabricate a non-degradable, biocompatible implant enabling optimal mass transport maintaining islet function.

EDUCATION

2013-Present

  • PhD student at Biomaterials Science and Technology Group
  • University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands,
  • Project: New islet encapsulation method for ideal mass transport and immunoprotection.

2011-2012

  • Erasmus student at Biomaterials Science and Technology Group
  • University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands,
  • Project: Metal ion charged mixed matrix membrane for selective adsorption of hemoglobin

2006-2011

  • Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Technical University of Lodz, Poland
  • M.Sc. Thesis: Characteristic of phenolic preparations from walnut