News

Thu, 15 July
The 'Groeifonds' proposal NXTGEN HIGHTECH is selected to be worked out in detail to be submitted in October 2021. The Netherlands is an international leader when it comes to ultra-precision high-tech equipment and aims to exploit this expertise in NXTGEN HIGHTECH for production of Organs-on-Chips, among others. In total, 28 projects... Read more
Thu, 15 July
The 3rd edition of the Annual EUROoCS (European Organ-on-Chip Society) Conference was again a virtual event, hosted by the University of Uppsala in Sweden. With more than 430 participants from 26 different countries, 6 keynote lectures, 40 abstract selected talks and 170 posters the conference again showed an increase in attendance compared to... Read more
Mon, 12 July
Tyler Kirby recently started his independent group in the Department of Physiology at Amsterdam UMC. He received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Kentucky in fall 2015 under the guidance of Drs. John McCarthy and Charlotte Peterson. During his PhD, he studied how muscle stem cells regulate both muscle fiber and extracellular matrix... Read more
Mon, 12 July
A team of three researchers from LUMC has been awarded the €100k LUMC PhD fellowship to fund the first two years of a PhD student working on an innovative project called UNIONS (Unified organoid system for modelling kidney and heart interaction in chronic disease and its treatment). The team consists of Milena Bellin and Berend van Meer... Read more
Mon, 12 July
Femke de Vrij (Erasmus MC), in collaboration with the private partner Core Life Analytics, has received funding from ZonMw for the development of an animal-free human 3D cortical network platform for screening myelination and inflammation phenotypes (3D Myelination & Inflammation Cortical network platform (3D MICro-brains). The project... Read more
Mon, 12 July
Within the research programme Human Measurement Models 2.0 a grant has been awarded to the PROPER-THERAPY team, led by Jolanda van der Velden (Amsterdam UMC). The PROPER-THERAPY team involves a collaboration between 4 academic (Amsterdam UMC, Erasmus MC, UMC Maastricht, UMC Utrecht) and 3 industrial (CytoCypher, Ionoptix, InVitroSys GmbH)... Read more
Mon, 12 July
Testing chemical substances without using animals. It seems a utopia, but a European team is going to develop a way to make this a reality. The RISK-HUNT3R project, led by Leiden professor Bob van de Water, received 23 million euros from the European Commission for this purpose. The project was launched on 1 June 2021. By 2030, people and the... Read more
Mon, 12 July
The Dutch Cancer Foundation KWF granted a research project to Dik van Gent, Agnes Jager and Adriaan Houtsmuller (Erasmus MC) for further development of Cancer-on-Chip technologies, entitled: 'Prediction of Breast Cancer chemotherapy response by direct determination of chemosensitivity in breast tumor tissue'. Pieces of tumors... Read more
Mon, 12 July
The National Final of the FameLab 2021, the international science communication competition, was hosted by TU/e, on Tuesday June 1st 2021. The FameLab competition offers an international and unique platform to young researchers (between 21 and 40) to inspire and stimulate a large audience on a scientific topic of their choice. Contestants... Read more
Mon, 12 July
Alex Garanto (Radboudumc) together with Anneke den Hollander (Radboudumc) and Andries van der Meer (UTwente) have received 1,17M€ grant to develop a retina-on-chip model that allows the identification of molecular, biochemical and functional measurements to characterize disease pathophysiology and assess treatments for Inherited Retinal... Read more
Mon, 12 July
What exactly is an organoid? Are there different types, and if so, what should they be called? A group of experts from around the world, headed by scientists from Utrecht University and Erasmus MC, now published the first consensus on what is - and what is not - an organoid. Mini-organs or organoids play a big role in the future of medicine.... Read more
Thu, 24 June
Falling Walls Lab Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions is now accepting entries which showcase the quality, diversity and passion of the most innovative minds taking part in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and a stepping stone for the next generation of researchers,... Read more
Thu, 17 June
The programme committee and the Principal Investigators of DCVA consortia, have put together a varied programme for the 5th DCVA Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting 'Together we beat as one'. This webinar will take place on Thursday 24 June, 09.30 - 18.30 hrs CET. Many hDMT researchers in the... Read more
Wed, 2 June
If you were not able to join the workshop Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) on standardization of Organ-on-Chip, please have a look at the presentations and discussions on the CEN-CENELEC website. On 28-29 April 2021 the Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) workshop on Organ-on-Chip was held online. This workshop was organized by... Read more
Wed, 2 June
hDMT contributed to an exploration by ZonMw for a Dutch research program for innovations without laboratory animals. The exploration was presented to minister Schouten (LNV) on 19 May 2021. On 19 May 2021 minister Carola Schouten of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality received from Jeroen Geurts, chairman of ZonMw, an... Read more
Wed, 2 June
Congratulations to professor Christine Mummery from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands who is co-recipient of the 2021 Scientific Grand Prize from the Lefoulon-Delalande Foundation of the Institut de France. The second laureate is professor Gordon Keller from the McEwen Stem Cell Institute and Princess Margaret Cancer... Read more
Sun, 2 May
Trillions of microorganisms live in human intestine and form a complex ecosystem. This ecosystem can undergo dynamic changes over time by showing a shift in its composition or genetic alternation on genomes of different species. By comparing the gut microbial composition and genetic makeup four year apart, this study showed several novel aspects... Read more
Sun, 2 May
Jingyuan Fu has been awarded a prestigious Vici grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) for her research project - Decoding the human genome and metagenome in cardiometabolic diseases. This award provides 1.5 M Euro to fund a 5-year research project. The funded project will explore how the gut bacterial genome is involved in... Read more
Wed, 21 April
As a result of the alliance with EUROoCS, Stem Cell Reports welcomes manuscripts on innovative studies incorporating stem cells or their derivatives into Organ-on-Chip and microphysiological systems. Topics include applications for functional genomics and disease modeling, and basic studies of cell interactions in tissue... Read more
Wed, 21 April
Per 1 January 2021 Utrecht University has joined hDMT as a new partner. The representatives in the hDMT Consortium Assembly are Bart Spee and Tina Vermonden. Utrecht University (UU) has an excellent research infrastructure in the area of human and animal measurement models, with strong expertise in pharmaceutical sciences, regenerative... Read more
Tue, 20 April
Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and Radboudumc have interwoven various bone cells into an 'organoid' that can independently make new, hard bone tissue. It's the most complete 3D model of bone formation to date. The 3D model allows for the study of the key biochemical processes in unprecedented detail and... Read more
Tue, 20 April
On April 9, the Cabinet announced that RegMed XB will receive a maximum of 56 million euros from the National Growth Fund for a regenerative medicine pilot plant. From the grant, 17 million euros will be allocated to the Netherlands Center for Clinical Advancement of Stem Cell & Gene Therapies (NecstGen) and the stem cell and organ-on-chip... Read more
Tue, 20 April
Under a cross-disciplinary program spearheaded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), scientists from MESA+, among others, will develop an AI-based system that can predict whether Covid-19 patients will develop severe cardiovascular complications. In the longer term these systems can detect the likely onset of... Read more
Tue, 20 April
In February, the postdoctoral scientist Franziska Linke joined the group of PI Dr. Wytske van Weerden within the Department of Urology at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam to work on the project "Building a multi-tissue microfluidics system of metastatic potential (BIOMEP)", as part of the programme Human Measurement Models 2019: towards... Read more
Tue, 20 April
From April 2021 Berend van Meer has been appointed as member of the hDMT Executive Board. Being microelectrical engineer by training (Delft University of Technology) and with a PhD in stem cell biology (Leiden University medical Center; LUMC), Berend feels comfortable both in the biological and technological domain - a useful combination... Read more
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