Simone Langeveld is a PhD candidate in the Therapeutic Ultrasound Contrast Agent Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC. She is working on her PhD Thesis under supervision of Associate Professor Klazina Kooiman, Prof. Dr. Nico de Jong, and Prof. Dr. Antonius van der Steen. Her research is focused on the development and characterization of a novel phospholipid-based microbubble coating that can be used for both ultrasound molecular imaging and local drug delivery. The goal is a microbubble that has a predictable response to ultrasound and thus responds on demand.
Field(s) of expertise
- Microbubble production and characterization
- Microbubble-mediated drug delivery
- Ultrasound molecular imaging
- Ultrasound contrast agent
Education and career
Langeveld started with the Bachelor Bio-pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University, the Netherlands. After successfully completing her studies in 2015, she moved to Rotterdam for the Research Master program Infection and Immunity at Erasmus University. Here she gained her first research experience during internships at the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Viroscience of Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam. In 2017 Langeveld joined the Therapeutic Ultrasound Contrast Agent group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC.
Scholarships, grants, and awards
- Acoustical Society of America Student Travel Subsidy (2018)
- Best Student Presentation at Therapeutic Ultrasound Winterschool (2019)
- IEEE Student Travel Award (2019)