dr. S. (Sandra) Hofmann Boss - Expertise
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
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Sandra Hofmann currently is an assistant professor in bone tissue engineering in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She is also a core member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) at the TU/e and still has a project-based appointment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.
She obtained her degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Basel in 2002. In 2007, she completed her PhD at ETH Zurich on "Silk fibroin as a biomaterial for drug delivery and tissue engineering" (with distinction). Subsequently, she moved within ETH to the Institute for Biomechanics to focus her postdoctoral 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 ('Oberassistent'). In 2013, she started in her present position at the TU/e.
Her research focuses on visualization and understanding of how cells react to environmental and influential parameters in tissue-engineered in vitro models of bone tissue.