stem cells in their environment

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sebastiaan zijl


Dutch (The Netherlands)


Research Technician


•  Master of Science; Oncology (VU University Amsterdam Medical Centre; 2015)

•  Bachelor of Science; Biomedical Sciences (VU University Amsterdam; 2012)

research project title

'How epidermal stem cells respond to topography.'

core expertise

•  Cancer Research

•  Stem Cell/Developmental Biology

•  Immunobiology/Immunology


[Full PubMed list]

•  'Patterning of human epidermal stem cells on undulating elastomer substrates reflects differences in cell stiffness.' Mobasseri SA, Zijl S, Salameti V, Walko G, Stannard A, Garcia-Manyes S, Watt FM. Acta Biomater. 2019 Mar 15;87:256-264. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.01.063. Epub 2019 Jan 30. PMID: 30710711 [PubMed]

•  'The "nuclear physics" behind epigenetic control of cell fate.' Zijl S, Lomakin AJ. Exp Cell Res. 2019 Mar 15;376(2):236-239. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2019.01.007. Epub 2019 Jan 8. PMID: 30633879 [PubMed]

•  'Micro-scaled topographies direct differentiation of human epidermal stem cells.' Zijl S, Vasilevich AS, Viswanathan P, Helling AL, Beijer NRM, Walko G, Chiappini C, de Boer J, Watt FM. Acta Biomater. 2019 Jan 15;84:133-145. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.12.003. Epub 2018 Dec 5. PMID:30528608 | PMCID:PMC6336537 [PubMed]

•  'Identification of the Common Origins of Osteoclasts, Macrophages, and Dendritic Cells in Human Hematopoiesis.' Xiao Y, Zijl S, Wang L, de Groot DC, van Tol MJ, Lankester AC, Borst J. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Jun 9;4(6):984-94 PMID: 26004632 [PubMed]

•  'Liquid biopsies in patients with diffuse glioma.' Best MG, Sol N, Zijl S, Reijneveld JC, Wesseling P, Wurdinger T. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Jun;129(6):849-65 PMID: 25720744 [PubMed]