Selected recent publications

Mardhian, DF., Vrynas, A., Storm, G., Bansal, R., Prakash, J. FGF2 engineered SPIONs attenuate tumor stroma and potentiate the effect of chemotherapy in 3D heterospheroidal model of pancreatic tumor. Nanotheranostics 2020. Jan 1, doi: 10.7150/ntno.38092. PMID: 31911892

Kuninty, P. R., Bansal, R., S., D. G., Mardhian, D. F., Schnittert, J., van Baarlen, J., Storm, G., Bijlsma, M., van Laarhoven, Metselaar, J. M., Kuppen, P. J. K., Vahrmeijer, A., Ostman, A., Sier, C. F. M. & Prakash, J. ITGA5 inhibition in pancreatic stellate cells attenuates desmoplasia and potentiates efficacy of chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer. Science Advances 2019. Sep 4, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aax2770. PMID: 31517053

Heinrich MA, Bansal R, Lammers T, Zhang YS, Schiffelers RM, Prakash J. (2019) 3D-Bioprinted Mini-Brain: A Glioblastoma Model to Study cellular interactions and therapeutics. Advanced Materials. Apr;31(14):e1806590. PMID: 30702785

Schnittert J, Bansal R, Mardhian DF, van Baarlen J, Östman A, Prakash JIntegrin α11 in pancreatic stellate cells regulates tumor stroma interaction in pancreatic cancer. FASEB J. 2019 Feb 26:fj201802336R. doi: 10.1096/fj.201802336R. PMID: 30808244

Mardhian D, Storm G, Mishra DP, Bansal R, Prakash J. (2018) Nano-targeted relaxin impairs fibrosis and improves the efficacy of gemcitabine in vivo. J Control Release. 28;290:1-10. PMID: 30287265

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Most recent awards



Prof. Prakash shares the TURBO Award 2018 with Prof. Peter Friedl from Radboud UMC, Nijmegen for developing novel 3D glioblastoma models.

Marcel Heinrich wins the Jan Feijen Poster Prize at the European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery 2018 for his work on a novel in vitro glioblastoma model.


Marcel Heinrich wins the KNCV Golden Master Award awarded by the Royal Dutch Chemical Society for his Master thesis "Lipoxin A4 as potential agent to inhibit the tumor-promoting effects of pancreatic stellate cells in the tumor microenvironment".

Jonas Schnittert wins the Oral Free Paper Prize at the United European Gastroentereology (UEG) Week 2017.

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