prof.dr. C.V.C. (Carlijn) Bouten - Expertise

Bouten, prof.dr. C.V.C.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Cell-Matrix interaction in Cardiovascular Regeneration
Department :
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Section :
Soft Tissue Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
GEM-Z 4.117
Tel :
+31 40-247 3006
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  • D21100 - Bioinformatics, biomathematics
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cardiac regeneration
  • Cell-matrix interaction



Carlijn Bouten is professor of Cell-Matrix Interactions at the department Biomedical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She was trained in functional anatomy and biomechanics, as well as exercise physiology, at the department of Human Movement Sciences, VU Amsterdam (MSc 1991), and obtained her PhD degree in 1995 from the TU/e. She performed postdoctoral research at the Université Laval (Quebec), University of London, and Eindhoven University of Technology. In 1998 she became assistant professor in Cellular Biomechanics in the department of Mechanical Engineering, TU/e, and in 2002 she became associate professor of Tissue Engineering in the department of Biomedical Engineering, TU/e.  Her current research focuses on cell-matrix interactions in cardiovascular tissues, with special emphasis on regulating growth, differentiation, adaptation and remodeling. She uses ‘living’ model systems at different length scales (cell, cell-matrix, engineered tissue, native tissue) to quantify these aspects, preferably in real-time. In 2002 she was awarded by the NWO-Aspasia program and in 2003 she received a NWO-Vici grant for her research on skeletal muscle and heart valve tissue engineering, respectively. Professor Bouten leads the national gravitation program Materials-Driven Regeneration. Since 2017 she is elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.