Tim Herpelinck

PhD Researcher

Characterisation of priming mechanisms for skeletal tissue engineering at the cellular and molecular level

  • Cell therapy
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Next-generation sequencing

This PhD project focuses on the characterization of periosteum-derived progenitor cells both in culture and at the bone fracture site. Using next-generation sequencing technologies enables the identification of the cells actively contributing to the fracture healing cascade in unprecedented detail. The second goal of the project is to optimize the in vitro expansion of these cells for use in regenerative medicine applications.

  • Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, obtained at KU Leuven in 2018
  • Kueffner, Robert, Neta Zach, Maya Bronfeld, Raquel Norel, Nazem Atassi, Venkat Balagurusamy, Barbara Di Camillo, et al. 2019. “Stratification of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients: A Crowdsourcing Approach.” Scientific Reports 9 (1): 690. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36873-4.

tim.herpelinck [at] kuleuven.be