Mariana Leal Estrada

Oxygen-releasing adhesives to promote anastomotic healing
in esophageal surgery.

With Prof. Inge S. Zuhorn (UMCG) and Prof. Ranjita K. Bose (FSE), along with Dr. Jan Willem Haveman (UMCG).

After finishing my bachelor’s in Nanotechnology, I did my master’s in Innovative Medicine. I will start my HTRIC PhD project in September 2023. Our goal is to develop an oxygen-releasing ‘glue’ to prevent postoperative anastomotic leakage and promote wound healing in esophageal cancer patients. This will improve patients’ healthcare and recovery after tumour resection.