Rubicon grant for Sebastien Callens
Sebastien Callens, researcher at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering in the field of biomaterials and bone implants, has received a Rubicon grant for a research stay abroad. He will be conducting research on bone mineralisation at Imperial College London. Callens is one of the 24 researchers who has received this grant from NWO.
‘It is not yet completely clear how bone mineralisation occurs and to what extent it depends on external factors,’ says Sebastien Callens. ‘I will use advanced techniques to study the role of geometry, and how we can use this to spatially manipulate mineralisation in biomaterials.’
The Rubicon grant enables young, promising researchers to do their research at a top foreign institution. The opportunity to gain experience abroad is an important step in many scientists’ careers.