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Martijn Peters



Office: C108A

+32 (11) 26 8255
martijn.peters@uhasselt.be

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Since
01/2014
PhD Student (IWT-Scholarship), "Design and Synthesis of Multifunctional PPV-based Nanoparticles for Multiple Sclerosis Research", Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Thomas Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).
  • Distinction for Science Communication 2016 from Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences & Arts
  • Winner UHasselt Science Slam 2014, jury price. 
  • Winner UHasselt Science Slam 2014, audience price.
  • Winner Wetenschapsbattle 2016.

10/2013 - 12/2013  PhD Student (BOF-Scholarship), "Design and Synthesis of Multifunctional PPV-based Nanoparticles for Multiple Sclerosis Research", Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Thomas Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).

09/2011 - 06/2013 Master in Bioelectronics & Nanotechnology (Summa Cum Laude/Greatest Distinction), Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).
  • Master Dissertation: "Multifunctional Polymer Hybrid Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications", dr. Anitha Ethirajan, Institute for Materials Research, Diepenbeek (Belgium).
  • Internship (07/2012 - 08/2012), "Principles of Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization with the Focus on Miniemulsion Polymerization", Institute for Materials Research, Diepenbeek (Belgium).
  • Internship (04/2012), "Phage Dual Display for the Detection of Multiple Sclerosis Biomarkers", Biomedical Research Institute, Diepenbeek (Belgium).
  • Internship (03/2012), "Surface Imprinted Polymer based biosensors for the Detection of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and macrophages", Institute for Materials Research, Diepenbeek (Belgium).
  • Internship (02/2012), "Design and Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers for Intelligent Drug Delivery Systems", Institute for Materials Research, Diepenbeek (Belgium).
  • Certificates:
    •    Radiation Protection (FANC certificate)
    •    Laboratory Animal Science (FELASA B certificate)          

09/2008 - 06/2011

Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).
  • Bachelor Dissertation: "Molecular Imprinted Polymer-based Detection of Histamine and Serotonine in Biological Samples", Prof. dr. Patrick Wagner, Institute for Materials Research, Belgium. 
  • Internship (09/2009 - 06/2010), "Inclination of the upperfront after surgicaly assisted fast palatinal expansion of the maxilla", Prof. Dr. dr. Constantinus Politis, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL), Genk (Belgium).

09/2002 -
06/2008

Secondary School (ASO, Science-Math 6h), Scholen Kindsheid Jesu, Hasselt (Belgium).


Publications


(2)

PPV Based Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles as a Versatile Bioimaging Probe: A Closer Look at the Inherent Optical Properties and Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions
M. Peters, N. Zaquen,  L. D'Olieslaeger, H. Bové, D. Vanderzande, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan,Biomacromolecules 2016,17 (8), 2562-2571(see Journal Cover Page)


(1) Interfacial thiol-isocyanate reactions for functional nanocarriers: A facile route towards tunable morphologies and hydrophilic payload encapsulation
  S. Kuypers, S. K. Pramanika, L. D'Olieslaeger, G. Reekmans, M. Peters, J. D'Haen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers, P. Adriaensens, A. Ethirajan, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 15858-15861.


Abstract and Conference Presentations


Posters:

(7) "Shining a Light on Using PPV-based Nanoparticles as a Versatile Bioimaging Probe"
M. Peters, N. Zaquen, L. D’Olieslaeger, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, IAP 2015, September 2015, Hasselt (Belgium)

(6) "Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Based Nanoparticles: A Versatile Probe for Bioimaging"
M. Peters, N. Zaquen, L. D’Olieslaeger, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, Biomedica 2015, June 2015, Genk (Belgium)

(5) "Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Based Nanoparticles: A Versatile Bioimaging Probe"
M. Peters, N. Zaquen, L. D’Olieslaeger, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2015, May 2015, Houffalize (Belgium)

(4) "Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Based Nanoparticles: A Versatile Probe for Bioimaging"
M. Peters, N. Zaquen, L. D’Olieslaeger, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, µFibre 2014, October 2014, Diepenbeek (Belgium)

(3) "Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Based Nanoparticles: A Versatile Probe for Bioimaging"
M. Peters, N. Zaquen, L. D’Olieslaeger, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, Advanced Functional Polymers for Medicine 2014, May 2014, Luik (Belgium)

(2) "Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Based Nanoparticles: A Versatile Probe for Bioimaging"
M. Peters, N. Zaquen, L. D’Olieslaeger, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2014, May 2014, Gent (Belgium)

(1) "Multifunctional Polymer Hybrid Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications"
M. Peters, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, Annual Scientific Meeting IAP P7/05 FS2 , September 2013, Gent (Belgium)