Vincent Jaenen

Former PhD student

Current occupation: Business Development Manager – Research Services at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bachelor in Biology
Master in Biomedical Sciences – Environmental Health Sciences
PhD in Sciences: Biology

Joined the group in October 2017
Defended PhD in January 2022

Research project: Profiling stem-cell-specific activities in an in vitro & in vivo biocompatibility study of silica nanoparticles

Silica nanoparticles (SiO2NPs) are promising carriers that have the potency to transfer concentrated medication across the cell membranes of targeted tissues. The potential applications of SiO2NPs as nanosized delivery platform are widely accepted. However, here is very little focus on the potential toxicity. SiO2NPs are considered biologically inert and safe but the unique physico-chemical properties are not to be underestimated. I am currently investigating the biocompatibility of therapeutically relevant SiO2NPs in which I mainly focus on their in vitro effects on stem cells, as well as the adjustment of the nanoparticles in order to increase their potential.

My favorite quote: “Don’t wait for opportunities, create them!”

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