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PhD defence JelleToebes: 'Investigation of polymeric assemblies towards biodegradable nanomotors' (Uitreiking)

Monday 10 May 2021Add to my calendar
from 10:30
Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2
Jelle Toebes, MSc.

Promotor: prof. Daniela Wilson

An important limitation in current research is the biodegradability of nanocarriers for their use in biomedical applications. If we want to use or even study nanomotors in vivo, we need to develop carriers that are biodegradable and that can be functionalized in different ways. In this thesis by Jelle Toebes, the formation of biodegradable nano- and micromotors is investigated. The focus lies mainly on polymersomes, polymeric vesicles made from amphiphilic diblock-copolymers, as the base for the formation of nanomotors. Thereby, the control over the morphology of the self-assembled systems is important, together with the functionalization afterwards.


Jelle Toebes was born on 17 April 1992 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Molecular Life Sciences at Wageningen University & Research. To finalize his master’s degree, Jelle did an internship at NovioSense BV, where he optimized the coating procedure of a glucose medical sensor. After working for a short time as a research assistant at the Systems Chemistry lab of Prof. Dr. D. Wilson at Radboud University, Jelle started his doctoral research in this same lab.