Dr. Anke Vollertsen
Anke received her Master’s degree in Biophysics at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2016 she moved to Enschede, NL, to pursue a PhD in the BIOS Lab on a chip group at the University of Twente. During her PhD she focused on the parallelization of nanoliter-sized cell culturing chambers for stem cell differentiation with automated medium exchange. Part of this work contributed to the development of the Translational Organ-on-Chip Platform (TOP), which focuses on standardized interfacing of biomicrofluidic modules on fluidic circuit boards. In 2020, she successfully defended her thesis, graduating ‘cum laude’. Next, she joined the Applied Stem Cell Technologies group as a post-doctoral researcher, where she is continuing work on the TOP and using her expertise in microfabrication and microfluidic cell culturing to further develop blood vessels-on-chips.
In her free time, she enjoys doing Taekwon-Do, singing in the choir Music All, or going for a run.