Gijsje Koenderink

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  1. Personal details
    Prof. dr. Gijsje Koenderink
    FOM Institute AMOLF
    Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    e-mail:  g.koenderinkATamolf.nl
    phone:   +31-20-7547100
    fax:       +31-20-7547290
    Female; born, 10/10/74, Utrecht (NL), married, two sons.
    Nationality: Dutch (NL)
  2. Appointments
    2014–present  Department head, Systems Biophysics department, FOM Institute AMOLF
    2010–present  Professor (‘bijzonder hoogleraar’) of Biological Soft Matter Physics at the Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
    2006–present  Scientific group leader, Biological Soft Matter, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam Tenured (permanent appointment) since 2011
  3. Education
    2003-PhD in Chemistry, Utrecht University (Netherlands). Thesis title: Rotational and translational self-diffusion in colloidal mixtures, Advisor: Prof. A.P. Philipse
    1998-Master of Science in Chemistry with specialization Colloid & Physical Chemistry, Utrecht University (Netherlands)
  4. Publications and presentations: 65+papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index: 26); 27+ invited talks at international conferences; currently supervises 6 PhD theses.
  5. Research Fields: cellular biophysics, biopolymers, cytoskeleton, self-organization, rheology/polymer mechanics, mechanotransduction, soft condensed matter physics.
  6. Prizes and Awards
    2013-ERC Starting Grant
    2008-Elected Member of The Young Academy (DJA), part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), with the aim of selecting the 10 most promising upcoming scientists across all disciplines in the Netherlands, term 2008-2013
    2008-VIDI award, personal grant for promising young scientists, part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
    2008-Human Frontier Young Investigator Grant with L. Kreplak (Canada) and J. Plastino (France)
    2004-Marie Curie OIF postdoctoral fellowship (FP6-2002-Mobility-6B)

Publications

  • Nicholas A. Kurniawan, Bart E. Vos, Andreas Biebricher, Gijs J.L. Wuite, Erwin J.G. Peterman and Gijsje H. Koenderink, Fibrin Networks Support Recurring Mechanical Loads by Adapting their Structure across Multiple Scales, Biophys. J. 111, 5: 1026–1034 (2016)

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  • Corianne C. van den Akker, Michael Schleeger, Anne L. Bruinen, Tanja Deckert-Gaudig, Krassimir P. Velikov, Ron M.A. Heeren, Volker Deckert, Mischa Bonn and Gijsje H. Koenderink, Multimodal Spectroscopic Study of Amyloid Fibril Polymorphism, J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 34: 8809–8817 (2016)

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  • M. Mavrakis, F-C. Tsai and G.H. Koenderink: Purification of recombinant human and Drosophila septin hexamers for TIRF assays of actin–septin filament assembly In: Septins /ed. A.S. Gladfelter. - Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016. - pp. Chap.:12, 199-220 (Methods in Cell Biology; 136)

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  • Ioana C. Garlea, Pieter Mulder, Jose Alvarado, Oliver Dammone, Dirk G.A.L. Aarts, M.Pavlik Lettinga, Gijsje H. Koenderink and Bela M. Mulder, Finite particle size drives defect-mediated domain structures in strongly confined colloidal liquid crystals, Nature Commun. 7, 12112: 1-7 (2016)

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  • Stephanie M.C. Bruekers, Maarten Jaspers, Jose M.A. Hendriks, Nicholas A. Kurniawan, Gijsje H. Koenderink, Paul H.J. Kouwer, Alan E. Rowan and Wilhelm T.S. Huck, Fibrin-fiber architecture influences cell spreading and differentiation, Cell Adhes. Migr. 10, 4: 1-10 (2016)

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  • Hedde van Hoorn, Nicholas A. Kurniawan, Gijsje H. Koenderink and Davide Iannuzzi, Local dynamic mechanical analysis for heterogeneous soft matter using ferrule-top indentation, Soft Matter 12, 3066-3073 (2016)

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  • A. Sharma, A.J. Licup, K.A. Jansen, R. Rens, M. Sheinman, G.H. Koenderink and F.C. MacKintosh, Strain-controlled criticality governs the nonlinear mechanics of fibre networks, Nature Phys. 12, 584–587 (2016)

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  • Izabela K. Piechocka, Karin A. Jansen, Chase P. Broedersz, Nicholas A. Kurniawan, Fred C. MacKintosh and Gijsje H. Koenderink, Multi-scale strain-stiffening of semiflexible bundle networks, Soft Matter 12, 2145-2156 (2016)

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  • Karin A. Jansen, Dominique M. Donato, Thomas Schmidt, Erik H.J. Danen and Gijsje H. Koenderink, A Guide to Mechanobiology : Where Biology and Physics Meet, BBA - Mol. Cell Res. 1853, 11 Pt B: 3043-3052 (2015)

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  • Feng-Ching Tsai and Gijsje Hendrika Koenderink, Shape control of lipid bilayer membranes by confined actin bundles, Soft Matter 11, 8834-8847 (2015)

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