Grant for Midbrain-on-Chip model for Parkinson’s disease
BI/OND, the Eindhoven University of Technology (Dr. Nicholas Kurniawan) and the University of Luxembourg (Dr. Silvia Bolognin and Prof. Jens Schwamborn) have received funding from the TKI-Life Sciences&Health (LSH) through the programme 'Health~Holland International (HHINT) Kickstarter for public-private partnerships.
The consortium will develop a Midbrain-on-Chip model for Parkinson's disease to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying neuronal degeneration.
A promising approach is the development of human brain organoids, self-assembled from induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC), as systems to better mimic in vivo physiology.
Read more: BI/OND joins forces