Association of Dutch Burn Centers,
Tissue engineered skin constructs
Professor Dr. Esther Middelkoop studied chemistry at the University of Utrecht, and obtained a PhD in biochemistry.
Esther Middelkoop supervises the research activities of the Association of Dutch Burn Centres, and holds a chair in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing at the Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery in Amsterdam.
Her special research focus is on Tissue Engineered Skin and Skin Replacement Materials, both in basic and in clinical research. Specific subjects are novel antimicrobial treatments, design and application of novel full skin substitutes, clinical research using Advanced Technology Medicinal Products, non-invasive measurement techniques, burn epidemiology and nationwide registration.
Over the years Esther Middelkoop has tested various dermal substitutes, both in experimental work and in clinical studies. Her special focus is on translation of basic research into clinical practice. Esther Middelkoop is active in several scientific societies, editorial board member of Wound Repair and Regeneration and board member of the Global Scar Society.