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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sandra van Vlierberghe

Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Sandra Van Vlierberghe holds a 20% professorship at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and a full professorship at Ghent University (Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials Group, Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry, Belgium). She has acquired expertise related to the synthesis, the modification and the processing of (bio)polymers including thermoplasts (e.g. polyesters) and hydrogels (e.g. proteins and polysaccharides) for a variety of applications in regenerative medicine. She is experienced in the field of polymer processing using 3D printing, electrospinning and two-photon polymerization (2PP). She received her PhD in Sciences in 2008 at Ghent University. She authored 118 Web of Science Core Collection cited papers, she has a h-index of 24 (WoS), is promoter of 17 PhD’s andshe edited two books, authored 7 chapters in books of which 5 invited. She is treasurer of the Belgian Polymer Group (BPG), spokesperson of the ‘Young Scientist Forum (YSF)’ and associate editor of Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. She received the Jean Leray award in 2017 from ESB.

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