Saskia Lindhoud

After completing a BSc and MSc on Molecular Sciences at Wageningen University in 2005, I started a PhD project at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science under supervision of Prof. Martien Cohen Stuart and Prof. Willem Norde. The topic of my PhD work was the incorporation of enzymes in polyelectrolyte complex micelles. Within four years (2009) I defended my thesis entitled “Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles as Wrapping for Enzymes.” After graduating, I left the Netherlands to investigate whether shower-gel can be made “greener” using oxidized cellulose as viscosity modifier. This research was performed at the University of Bath (UK). During this two year project I performed many neutron and x-ray scattering experiments at large scale facilities (ISIS, DIAMOND, ESRF and ILL) trying to resolve the structure of these oxidized cellulose gels. Beginning 2013 I joined the Nanobiophysics group at the University of Twente to work on a project called: “Motor failure in cellular disease.” Later that year I was awarded NWO prestigious Veni award on “Complex Coacervates as Molecular Crowding Agents,” to start my own research line. In June 2016 I became an Assistant Professor at the Nanobiophysics group. In April 2020 I joined the Molecular Nanofabrication group to continue my research and teaching at the University of Twente.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Wageningen University & Research

1 Oct 2005 → 30 Sep 2009

Award Date: 16 Sep 2019

Master, Wageningen University & Research

1 Apr 2003 → 14 Aug 2005

Award Date: 14 Aug 2005

Bachelor, Wageningen University & Research

1 Sep 2000 → 31 Mar 2003

Award Date: 2 Apr 2003

External positions

Post-doc, University of Bath

1 Oct 2009 → 30 Nov 2011

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