Dr. Yujie Ma
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Yujie Ma was born on April 18, 1979 in Wuhan, China. She studied Polymer Materials and Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), where she got her B. E. degree in 2001. In the same year, she started her master’s study at the same university, graduating in 2004 with an MSc degree in Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Physics. Her master research was carried out in the group of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers (MTP) headed by Prof. Dr. Julius Vancso (University of Twente, the Netherlands), while she was an exchange student between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Twente University for an international master programme during 2002-2003. With a master thesis titled “Grafting of Isolated Poly(ferrocenylsilane) Molecules to Surfaces: Model Systems for the Investigation of Stimuli-Responsive Polymers on A Single Molecule Level”, she obtained her second MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente in 2003. From January 2004, she re-joined the same group at the University of Twente as a Ph.D. student, working on the synthesis and self-assembly of iron-containing organometallic polyelectrolytes. Part of her Ph. D. research was carried out in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Dr. Helmuth Möhwald at the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in January 2008 with a thesis titled “Supramolecular Assembly with Ionic, Redox-Responsive Poly(ferrocenylsilanes): Engineering of Interfaces and Molecular Release Applications”. In November 2008 she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Vinod Subramaniam at the University of Twente as a postdoctoral research fellow, working on the photophysical characteristics of fluorescent proteins studied by advanced fluorescence spectromicroscopy. Since May 2010, she is holding a postdoctoral position in the BNT group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jeroen Cornelissen. Her current project is focused on the interaction between molecularly-engineered virus capsids with cells.