Anthal Smits selected as member Young Investigator Council 2016 @ Tissue Engineering

Biomedical Engineer Anthal Smits is selected as a member of the prestigious 2016 Tissue Engineering Young Investigator Council (YIC). Selected from an impressive pool of over 450 international candidates, Anthal is one of the nine young investigators to be welcomed into the esteemed editorial team.

Dr. ir. Anthal Smits: “It’s an honour to be one of the two ‘Dutchies’ in the council (together with Aurélie Carlier from the Merln Institute, Maastricht University) between researchers from renowned international research institutes such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Tsinghua, Max Planck Institute, Sydney, and Queensland.”

The YIC is brought forth to further the professional development of young investigators in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Each year new council members will be selected to join the YIC.

The members of the YIC work as editors of the journal, selecting articles and coordinating the reviewing process. This gives them the opportunity to gain experience and work closely with their international colleagues in the field of tissue engineering. 

Biomedical journal Tissue Engineering

 Tissue Engineering is the preeminent, biomedical journal advancing the field with cutting-edge research and applications on all aspects of tissue growth and regeneration. This multidisciplinary journal brings together the principles of engineering and life sciences in tissue development and regenerative medicine.

Tissue Engineering provides a central forum for groundbreaking scientific research and developments of clinical applications from leading experts in the field that will enable contributions to the ultimate care of patients.” Source: Liebert Pub - Tissue Engineering.

Read the in October 2015 published article of i.e. Anthal Smits in Tissue Engineering.

Anthal Smits

Anthal Smits is a postdoctoral researcher in the Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering group with prof. dr. Carlijn Bouten. After obtaining his Bacherlor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, he continued his studies with a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering. He obtained his MSc degree in 2008 on the influence of biochemical and electrical stimuli on the differentiation of cardiomyocyte progenitor cells. In September 2008 he started his PhD research at the TU/e on the modulation of the immune response for in situ cardiovascular tissue engineering, in close collaboration with the University Medical Center Utrecht.

After finishing his PhD research in 2014, Anthal spent two years working as a Project Engineer at LifeTec Group BV, a R&D company specializing in accelerating the clinical translation of innovative medical therapies and devices. In parallel, he is registered as a freelance scientific illustrator since 2014. Since July 2015, Anthal is a postdoc at the department of Biomedical Engineering at the TU/e. His main research focus lies in immunoengineering: modulation of the biomaterial-induced immune response in the context of biomechanical and biophysical stimuli.