Lively 6th annual meeting of growing hDMT community

The annual hDMT Consortium meeting on November 25th, chaired by Amalia Dolga (University of Groningen) was a great success. The Studio33 conference room in Amersfoort, in the colors of the hDMT logo, was filled with more than 165 enthusiastic hDMT researchers. After a welcome by Christine Mummery, chair of hDMT,  senior scientists gave interesting lectures about several topics, including the development within hDMT of standardized platforms for Organ-on-Chip, multi-Organ-on-Chip platforms to predict pharmacokinetics, metabolism in Organ-on-Chip models, and the challenges and opportunities that will be addressed in the new hDMT Bone-on-Chip group. Young talents presented their latest results in high quality presentations with research highlights on different Organ-on-Chip models: vessels, intestine, cancer, blood-retinal-barrier, liver, lung and skeletal muscle.  As usual Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij, managing director of hDMT, informed the Consortium about the hDMT of today and tomorrow.

Photographer Carla Cofiňo Fabrés (UTwente)

See more photos of the hDMT consortium meeting here.  

Spotlight competition

New this year was the PhD student Spotlight competition, enabling PhD students to demonstrate their research by a short video. Congratulations to the winners of the awards:

  • 1st prize (€ 300,-) for Dennis Nahon (LUMC; blood-brain-barrier), watch video.
  • 2nd prize (€ 200,-) for Beatrice Gabbin (LUMC; cardio-renal unit), watch video.
  • 3rd prizes (€ 100,-) for Huub Weener (UTwente; COVID and vessels), watch video and Theano Tsikari (LUMC, vascular unit) watch video.

It was a very stimulating experience to see the growing developments in the Organ-on-Chip technology and the increasing interactions and collaborations as a result of the vibrant hDMT community spirit.

1st Prize Dennis Nahon

2nd prize Beatrice Gabbin

3rd prize Huub Weener

3rd prize Theano Tsikari

For the program of the annual Consortium meeting click here.

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