The annual hDMT Consortium meeting on December 1st 2023, chaired by Nathalie Bravenboer (Amsterdam University Medical Center) was again a great success. This year about 220 hDMT researchers registered for this event that was held in the Studio33 conference room in Amersfoort. After a welcome by Christine Mummery, chair of hDMT, senior scientists gave interesting lectures about several topics, including the use of biodegradable membranes in Organ-on-Chip, the power and limitations of adult stem cells, analytical methods for drug research, the training center Skeletal Muscle-on-Chip, and the challenges and opportunities that will be addressed in the new hDMT Lung-on-Chip group. Young talents presented their latest results in high quality presentations with research highlights on different Organ-on-Chip models. New this year was the poster session with 42 posters, and the poster pitches. As usual Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij, managing director of hDMT, informed the Consortium about the perspective of hDMT for the future.
Also this year two awards were granted by the jury, consisting of Erik Danen (chair, Leiden University), Evita van de Steeg (TNO) and Roman Truckenmüller (MUMC+).
Congratulations to the winners of the best oral presentation award and best poster presentation award (each € 500,-):
Best oral presentation:
Reneé Moerkens (University Medical Center Groningen), An iPSC-derived intestine Chip with physiologically relevant cellular diversity
Best poster presentation:
Huub Weener (University of Twente), Blood perfused Vessels-on-Chip show endothelial dysfunction after perfusion with CAR-T Tumor-on-Chip effluent
Photographer Carla Cofiňo Fabrés (UTwente)
See more photos of the hDMT consortium meeting here.
For the program of the annual Consortium meeting click here.