Tina Vermonden is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Utrecht University (Netherlands). She obtained her PhD degree at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at Wageningen University (Netherlands) on supramolecular coordination polymers. In 2005, she joined Utrecht University working on thermosensitive hydrogels as biomaterials. During an exchange project, she worked on the diffusion of macromolecules in hydrogels at the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA) in the group of prof. R.A. Siegel in 2008. In 2009, she was appointed assistant professor and in 2014 associate professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics in Utrecht. She is PI in several national and international research consortia including EU-FP7 projects. In 2014, she was awarded an STW-Vidi grant for research on hydrogels that release polymeric micelles for drug delivery. Her research is currently focused on the development of polymeric materials that are suitable as either protein or drug delivery matrices or as scaffolds for regenerative medicine. Her group designs, synthesizes and characterizes polymers with special emphasis on cross-linking techniques to obtain advanced material properties for biomedical applications.