Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991
    Human Movement Sciences, VU Amsterdam

  • 1995
    PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology & Maastricht University

  • 1995 – 1998
    Postdoctoral research fellowships at: 1) Université Laval, Quebec, Canada; 2) TU/e; 3) IRC in Biomedical Materials, London UK

  • 1998 – 2002
    Assistant professor, Cellular Biomechanics, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, TU/e

  • 2002 – 2010
    Associate professor of Tissue Engineering, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, TU/e

  • 2007 – 2009
    Visiting professor, Dept. Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Utrecht

  • Since 2010
    Professor of Cell-Matrix interaction, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, TU/e

Selected publications

  • Bax N.A.M. et al., Cardiomyocyte progenitor cells produce and remodel matrix during in vitro differentiation. J Mol Cell Cardiol 2012;DOI 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2012.07.003

  • Fioretta ES, Fledderus J, Burakovska E, Baaijens FPT, Verhaar M, Bouten CVC. Polymer-based scaffold designs for in situ vascular tissue engineering: controlling recruitment and differentiation behavior of ECFCs. Macromol Biosci 2012;12:577-590.

  • Van Geemen D, Driessen-Mol A, Grootzwagers LGM, Riem Vis PW, Baaijens FPT, Bouten CVC. Variation in tissue outcome of ovine and human engineered heart valve constructs: relevance for tissue engineering. Reg Med 2012;7:59-70.

  • Bouten CVC, Dankers PYW, Driessen-Mol A, Pedron S, Brizard AM, Baaijens FPT. Substrates for cardiovascular tissue engineering. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2011;63(4-5):221-241.

  • Riem Vis PW, Kluin J, Sluijter JPG, van Herwerden LA, Bouten CVC. Environmental regulation of valvulogenesis: implications for tissue engineering. Eur J CardioThoracic Surgery 2011;39(1):8-17.

  • Balguid A, Mol A, van Vlimmeren MAA, Baaijens FPT, Bouten CVC. Hypoxia induced near-native mechanical properties of engineered heart valve tissue. Circulation 2009;119:290-297.

  • Hjortnaes J, Bouten CVC, van Herwerden LA, Grundeman PM, Kluin J. Translating autologous heart valve tissue engineering form bench to bed. Tissue Engineering Part B Rev 2009;15(3):307-317.

  • Rubbens MP, Mol A, Boerboom RA, Bank RA, Baaijens FPT, Bouten CVC. Intermittent straining accelerates the development of tissue properties in engineered heart valve tissue. Tissue Engineering Part A 2009;15(5): 999-1008.

  • Gawlitta D, Boonen KJM, Oomens CWJ, Baaijens FPT, Bouten CVC. The influence of serum-free culturing on skeletal muscle development in a tissue-engineered model. Tissue Engineering Part A 2008;1:161-171.

  • Boerboom RA, Nash-Krahn K, Megens RTA, van Zandvoort MAMJ, Merkx M, Bouten CVC. High resolution imaging of collagen organization and synthesis using a versatile collagen specific probe. J Structural Biol 2007;159: 392-399.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the national research assessment committees "Tissue Engineering?"(2006-2007) and "Regenerative Medicine" (2007-2010), under auspices of the Royal Dutch Society of Arts and Sciences

  • Associate editor for J. Biomechanical Enginneering (2012)

Member of:

  • Task Force on Stem Cell Regeneration of the Heart, European Society of Cardiology; Am Soc Mech Engineers (ASME); Society of Heart Valve disease (SHVD); European Society of Biomechanics (ESB); Dutch Society of Matrix Biology

Reviewer/jury member for:

  • ZON-MW, STW, NHS, Echo (CW), Mosaik, Veni/Vidi schemes, various international grant schemes

Additional qualifications

  • Leader of TU/e Strategic Area Health program "Smart Interventions", since 2011

  • Established Cell & Tissue Engineering Laboratory, TU/e, 1998


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, three children


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