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Theodoor Smit

Theodoor Smit is professor of Translational Regenerative Medicine at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Theodoor Smit
Theodoor Smit

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May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM

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Theodoor Smit is professor of Translational Regenerative Medicine at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

He obtained a MSc in Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft, Netherlands, and a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering at Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, in 1996. His interdisciplinary research focuses on the role of mechanics in biology, more particular the mechanobiology of development and disease. The etiology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, more precisely: the mechanical origin of scoliotic deformities, has been a major research theme throughout his career. The long-term clinical goal of his research is to develop implants to provide temporary mechanical support with degradable polymers, so that tissues can regenerate and heal in a proper way after trauma and disease. Smit received various prestigious research grants from government as well as industry. In 2011, he spent a sabbatical year at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in Boston. Smit published 178 papers in international peer reviewed journals and supervised 30 PhD students in medicine, engineering, biology and physics.

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