In 2022 the first 4 PhD projects were awarded under the HTRIC flag. The PhD candidates are introducing themselves here.


PhD projects supported by HTRIC funding

in 2022 4 PhD projects were supported with funding that was assigned by HTRIC. The subjects fit to the HTRIC scope. One of the criteria was that the subject needs to be supported by at the Faculty of  Science and Engineering as well as the UMCG. 4 very exciting projects were chosen and staffing is taking place.

Lower-limb prostheses: optimal human-in-the-loop co-adaptation

This project is applied for by Prof. Dr. Raffaella Carloni (FSE) and Prof. Dr. Han Houdijk (UMCG)

Project start 2022

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Early detection of sepsis using reactive oxygen species

PhD Candidate Britt Coenen:

After finishing my bachelor degree in Life Science I started my master degree in Medical Biology to learn more about key mechanisms in biology and disease. During my PhD on the early detection of sepsis I will apply the knowledge I gained to limit effects from preventable causes, aiming to improve diagnosis and healthcare for patients.

This project is applied for by Prof. Dr. Romana Schirhagl (UMCG) and Prof. Dr. Geert van den Boogaart (FSE)

Project start September 2022


Take a breath: Development of a novel lung adhesive sealant for severe COPD patients

This project is applied for by Prof. Dr. Marleen Kamperman (FSE) and Dr. Simon D. Pauwels (UMCG)

Project start 2022

4D Local drug distribution determination using advanced optical (light sheet) microscopy

This project is applied for by Dr. Pieter van der Zaag (FSE) and Prof. Dr. Wouter Nagengast (UMCG)

Project start September 2022