dr. S. (Sandra) Hofmann Boss - Expertise
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In 2013, Sandra Hofmann joined the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group of Prof. K. Ito at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology as an assistant professor and got her tenure and promotion to UD1 in 2016.
She obtained her M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Basel, Switzerland in 2002. After a scientific visit to Prof. D. Kaplan’s lab at Tufts University in Boston, she completed her Ph.D. (with distinction) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich in 2007 working on 'silk fibroin as a biomaterial for drug delivery and tissue engineering'. Subsequently, she moved to the group of Prof. R. Müller at the Institute for Biomechanics to focus her studies on imaging methods and bioreactor design. In 2010 she became group leader of the skeletal tissue engineering group and took over the function of a senior research associate. Current research topics are tissue engineering of skeletal tissues, in particular bone. A special focus lies on visualization and understanding of how cells react to environmental and influential parameters (chemical, mechanical, other cells) in tissue-engineered in vitro models of bone tissue.
She is and has been involved in various collaborative projects from the EU, the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Robert Mathys Foundation (Switzerland). In 2013, she has obtained a Marie Sklodowska Curie Career Integration Grant and an ERC Starting Grant and in 2014 a WISE grant from the TU/e. She is also a core member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) and still has a project-based appointment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.