Dr. Anke Vollertsen

Guest Researcher

Anke received her Master’s degree in Biophysics at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2016. Afterwards, 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 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 (bio)microfluidic modules on fluidic circuit boards. After she successfully defended her thesis in 2020, she joined the Applied Stem Cell Technologies group as a post-doctoral researcher, where she continued work on the TOP and used her expertise in microfabrication and microfluidic cell culturing to further develop parallelized blood vessels-on-chips.

In 2023, she joined the AST spin-off River BioMedics, where she is currently working on using microfluidics to automate engineered heart tissue formation and culturing.

In her free time, she enjoys running and singing in the choir Music All.