Master students



Name Leonie Hartl 
Room Zuidhorst 131
Function Master student 
Project Cartilage-adherent hydrogel combined with human IPS cells with putative osteoarthritis protection.


Leonie was born in Paderborn (Germany) where she enjoyed her primary education and obtained the A level in 2011.

At the University of Twente, she followed the Bachlor program Creative Technology from 2011 until 2014. As part of her Bachlor, she completed a minor in International Peace and Security at Malmö University in 2013.

Her final Bachelor project was a joint project of Creative Technology and the Biomedical Signals and Systems group (UT) under the guidance of Dr. ir. J.R. Buitenweg. The project aimed at visualizing different intensity levels of nociception for (chronic) pain patients.

Inspired by new insights into the biomedical approach, Leonie decided to apply for the Biomedical Engineering pre-Master, followed by the Master program. She recently completed an internship at AMOLF (Amsterdam) in the group of Prof. Dr. Sander Tans where she revealed the cell-morphological processes driving stem cell crypt formation in small intestine organoids.

In March 2017, Leonie joined the Developmental BioEngineering group to complete her Master assignment. The aim of this joint project of the UT and the University of Gothenburg is to combine human iPS cells with putative osteoarthritis protection with a cartilage-adherent hydrogel.