Dr. Sabine van Rijt obtained her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry with Prof. Peter Sadler at the University of Warwick (UK). She then moved to Germany where she received an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship and an award from the Bavaria government to perform her postdoctoral work at the Helmholtz Centre Munich (Germany). During this time, she developed nanoparticles for controlled and targeted drug delivery to the lung.
In her current work as Assistant Professor at MERLN she aims to use her interdisciplinary background in chemical synthesis, cell biology and microscopy to develop new nanomaterials for regenerative medicine. Her main research interests are the synthesis of responsive nanobiomaterials for tissue regeneration, and development of nanoparticles for theranostic applications.