• Week van de overgang (Week of MenoPause)

    April 12th, 2024

    This week was ‘de week van de overgang’. During this week, Smart Solutions Students Benthe Vos, Lisa Landman, Wiktoria Harwath, Marije van der Linde, Marit de Graaf, Tessa Velthof, Isa Fransen en Milan Exel posted on LinkedIn to create more awareness about MenoPause. View their LinkedIn posts here!

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  • Interview Tech Gelderland

    March 21th, 2024

    Original Source (in Dutch) by TechGelderland: here

    Translation to English:

    Tessa Bouwmeester works as a researcher at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede and is taking the master’s degree in Molecular Life Sciences part-time at HAN. She will graduate later this year. Bouwmeester is working as a researcher on the MenoPause project. The key question of her research is: How do menopause-related hormone changes affect osteoporosis? Osteoporosis involves the decrease in bone mass and bone density.

    Read the full interview: Click here

    Learn more about the MenoPause Consortium: Click here

    Tessa Bouwmeester is HAN-masterstudent, bij Saxion loopt ze stage bij het lectoraat Nanotechnologie en doet ze onderzoek naar meno-pauze-klachten.

    Photographer: Erik van ‘t Hullenaar. Tech Gelderland

  • Criminal Investigation XD: nanotechnology in forensic investigation toward a safer society

    January 30th, 2024

    Original Source (in Dutch) by Max Nab:

    The smart cotton swab. A tool that can date fingerprints on the spot. These are examples of technological innovations that lecturers Martin Bennink (Applied Nanotechnology) and Jaap Knotter (Technologies for Criminal Investigation) have developed for use at crime scenes. In the Criminal Investigation DX project, part of the National Science Agenda (NWA), they are working on two new technological innovations over the next five years. Their ambition extends beyond the domain of forensic investigation: “We want to make a direct contribution to trust in our rule of law and the safety of our society.”

    Read the full article on the Saxion website…

  • Pioneers in Healthcare Voucher

    January 23th, 2024

    Earlier this week our research team #AppliedNanotechnology at #Saxion has been awarded a #PioneerInHealthcare voucher (#PIHC). entitled “Continuous glucose monitoring (#CGM) in the intensive care unit”.  This project will be coordinated by Kim Kamphorst from the Deventer Ziekenhuis, and other involved partners are Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT) and Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST).

    Both hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in intensive care (ICU) patients are strongly associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Accurate and timely measurement of glucose levels in this population is therefore crucial. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) appears promising for this purpose, but it is not yet used in the ICU due to insufficient knowledge about its reliability in the ICU population. The aim of this pilot study is to investigate (1) the discrepancy between CGM and point-of-care measurements in ICU patients, and (2) whether this discrepancy is consistent across all ICU patient groups/characteristics.

    Researchers involved are Arriette Kruisdijk-Gerritsen (DZ), Huub van den Oever (DZ), Martin Bennink (Saxion), Aurel Ymeti (Saxion), Bart Grady (ZGT), Hans Krabbe (ZGT, MST), Mattijs Out (MST), en Bert Beishuizen (MST)

    View all honored PIHC projects: here
    Link to Saxion newsitem: here

  • Aniek applied to Saxion: ‘I like to think in terms of opportunities’

    November 27th, 2023

    Original Source (in Dutch) by Anne Hurenkamp:
    Picture: Thomas Busschers

    She was content in her previous job, but in 2021, Aniek Welman came across a position at Saxion that aligned perfectly with her background. She’s now a staff member in education and research at the Applied Nanotechnology research group. “I was given ample space right away to explore which projects I wanted to engage with. Initially, I wanted to contribute everywhere, but now a sense of focus is emerging. That’s beneficial. I just want to keep improving in my work,” Aniek explains.

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  • Quantum Delta NL Opens National Network of Quantum Talent & Learning Centres

    November 25th, 2023

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    Video description: Quantum Delta NL (QDNL) is celebrating the launch of four Talent & Learning Centres (TLCs) in the Netherlands to help prepare for tomorrow’s quantum technologies, by teaching the future minds which will realize the commercial, scientific and economic potential of quantum technology. These TLCs will connect educational institutions with each other and with the industry and will complement academic research with applied research and education to ensure technology transfer towards industry and application in society.

  • EduLARP: a ‘role-playing game’ for empathetic engineering students?

    November 23th, 2023

    Original Source (in Dutch) by Jos Eertink:

    What do nanotechnology and playing a role-playing game have in common? Verena Schulze Greiving, lecturer-researcher in Ethics & Technology and Applied Nanotechnology, makes this clear to us through playful means. Using Live Action Role Playing (LARP), Verena aims to raise awareness among engineering students about the impact technological advancements can have on people and society. Over the next year and a half, she will explore the potential of eduLARP in a Comenius project. Injecting a patient without needles? Just act it out!

    Read the full article on the Saxion website…

  • Is e-waste the new gold? Podcast (series Denkers & Doeners)

    November 20th, 2023

    Original Source (in Dutch) by Anne Hurenkamp:

    Every year, 100 million printed circuit boards (PCBs) are manufactured worldwide. They are found in our smartphones, laptops, e-bikes, and nowadays even in refrigerators. These PCBs contain metals such as gold, silver, and copper. To prevent these valuable and sometimes hazardous raw materials from becoming e-waste after the use of our equipment, Bert Swennenhuis from the Saxion Applied Nanotechnology research group collaborates with students and industry on a recycling solution. Artificial intelligence (machine learning) plays a significant role in this endeavor. Aleksandar Andreski is involved in the project as an associate lecturer.

    Second Episode In this second installment of Thinkers & Doers, Anka Mulder, Chair of the Saxion Board of Directors, sends editor Anne Hurenkamp out once again with the question: how does this solution contribute to a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world?

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