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Twan Lammers

Twan Lammers

Professor of Medicine

Department of Nanomedicine and Theranotics

Intitute for Experimental Molecular Imaging

RWTH Aachen University Clinic, Aachen, Germany

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Twan Lammers obtained a DSc degree in Radiation Oncology from Heidelberg University in 2008 and a PhD degree in Pharmaceutics from Utrecht University in 2009. In the same year, he started the Nanomedicine and Theranostics group at the Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging at RWTH Aachen University Clinic. In 2014, he was promoted to full professor at the faculty of medicine at RWTH Aachen. He has published over 200 research articles and reviews, and has received several scholarships and awards, including a Starting Grant and two Proof-of-Concept Grants from the European Reearch Council, and the Young Investigator Award of the Controlled Release Society. He is associate editor for Europe for the Journal of Controlled Release, and serves on the editorial board of multiple additional journals. His primary research interests include drug targeting to tumors, image-guided drug delivery and tumor-targeted combination therapies.



Recent Publications:

[1]     Ergen C, Niemietz P, Heymann F, Baues M, Gremse F, Pola R, Bloois L, Storm G, Kiessling F, Trautwein C, Luedde T, Lammers T, Tacke F. Liver fibrosis affects the targeting properties of drug delivery systems to macrophage subsets in vivo. Biomaterials 206, 49 (2019)

[2]     Lammers T, Storm G. Setting standards to promote progress in bio-nano science. Nature Nanotechnology 14, 626 (2019)

[3]     Shi Y, Lammers T. Combining nanomedicine and immunotherapy. Accounts of Chemical Research 52, 1543 (2019)

[4]     Sun Q, Baues M, Klinkhammer B, Ehling J, Djudjaj S, Drude N, Daniel C, Amann K, Kramann R, Kim H, Saez J, Weiskirchen R, Onthank D, Botnar R, Kiessling F, Floege J, Lammers T, Boor P. Elastin imaging enables non-invasive staging and treatment monitoring of kidney fibrosis. Science Translational Medicine 11, eaat4865 (2019)

[5]     Van der Meel R, Sulheim E, Shi Y, Kiessling F, Mulder W, Lammers T. Smart cancer nanomedicine. Nature Nanotechnology 14, 1007 (2019)

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