NOCI at the EUROoCS 2020 online conference

As the Netherlands Organ on Chip initiative (NOCI) we were represented by 7 posters and 5 presentations during the different sessions of the online EUROoCS 2020 meeting.

Young Investigators Presentation Award

The presentation during the EUROoCS conference on intestine-on-chip, resulted in the “Young Investigators Presentation Award” for Joram Mooiweer and Renée Moerkens from UMCG.

The Organ-on-Chip side of the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on every aspect of our lives. From the burden on our personal life to the restrictions it has put on our working life. Dennis Nahon, NOCI PhD student from the LUMC, gives an overview of initiatives regarding COVID-19 research from the OoC field.

New paper from M. Dostanić et al., which is a beautiful collaboration between #TUDelft and #LUMC. Bringing cutting edge microfabrication and stem cell biology together, this paper shows a new method of creating a #heartonchip for #EHT culture. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9152964

EUROoCS and @ISSCR announce today that Stem Cell Reports will become the “home” journal for EUROoCS member publications on the use & application of stem cells, bridging the bioengineering and stem cell communities. @StemCellReports #organonchip
https://bit.ly/35h4uvv

#ISSCR and EUROoCS announce today that Stem Cell Reports will become the “home” journal for EUROoCS member publications on the use & application of stem cells, bridging the bioengineering and stem cell communities. @martinperaJAX @StemCellReports @euroocs https://bit.ly/3jSFWwO

New regulatory tools may help replace, reduce and refine animal testing. One novel tool is Microphysiological Systems. FDA invites comments on its draft definitions for Microphysiological Systems and for Organs on a Chip: https://www.fda.gov/science-research/about-science-research-fda/advancing-alternative-methods-fda

Joram Mooiweer from the #NOCI has won the best presentation prize of the #EUROoCS conference. An amazing honor, and very well-deserved (as he had only two days to prepare his talk). #gutonchip #celiacdisease #twoyearNOCIstreak #organonchip #OoC

The @Euroocs_conf crisisteam exists of many @nociorganonchip members as well.
#organonchip #apekop #euroocs #euroocs2020 @euroocs #godmode

Berend van Meer elaborating about the infrastructure to share technology across labs on the #EUROoCS. Standardizing and qualifying the #OoCtechnology through combining core expertise, training and commercialization. Great stuff! #NOCI #OoC #Organonchip

We open the second day of @Euroocs_conf #EUROoCS2020 with @MauriceAtEcvam of EURL ECVAM. He does such a good job putting our work on organs-on-chips in a larger regulatory and societal context. Very motivating to learn about the road to impact.

Good morning #science world, we are back in the virtual auditorium kicking off another day full of #OrganOnChip science with a keynote by @MauriceAtEcvam on regulatory considerations

And again we have split up into two parallel sessions featuring presentations from great young #OrganOnChip #researchers: #Biomaterials and #technology; #Barrier and #vasculature

Joram Mooiweer just gave a talk at the #EUROoCS about the impressive work and the results he and his group achieved in the research on Celiac disease on chip. #NOCI #organsonchip

The #Neurovascularunit on a chip-field is lucky to have such a bright young researcher like Dennis Nahon, who just presented his work at the #EUROoCS conference. Wonderful vascular networks and neural structures, using the #AIMBiotech chip. #NOCI #organonchip

Really enjoyed the first day of the @Euroocs_conf. Tomorrow another exciting day full of talks about Organs-on-a-chip, including my own presentation in the Barrier and vasculature session. @nociorganonchip

Now we are back in the virtual auditorium with a breathtaking presentation from Josef Penninger talking about the use of #Organoid for #COVIDー19 research in the @penningerlab

The virtual #PosterSession has started with lively discussions around more than 130 #OrganOnChip posters. Great to see so many young scientists and so much enthusiasm and #interdisciplinary #research

Hope everyone had a great non virtual lunch. Now we are back online with two parallel sessions on "#Organoids and #Spheroids" as well as on "#Disease #Models" featuring lots of great #OrganOnChip trainees

Now we have started two parallel sessions on #Biomechanics and #Microbiome with great presentations from many early career researchers. #OrganOnChip #YoungScientists

Lena Sophie Koch just presented her hipSC-gut/brain on a chip model, with beautiful axonal culture, and containing paneth cells and goblet cells in the intestinal organoids. A very ambitious project, and very clearly presented #noci #organonachip #EUROoCS2020

Our first keynote speaker @andriesvdm presenting his amazing work on blood vessels in #OrganOnChip and why those are especially important for #COVIDー19 researchers

#EUROoCS2020 has started. @euroocs president Christine Mummery kicked off the conference. Looking forward to exciting science. Thank you to our sponsors and the organizers!

Ready for some #OrganonaChip research; looking forward to the online @Euroocs_conf with many talks and >150 posters, starting tomorrow. Great to see how the society has grown so fast. @euroocs @nociorganonchip #EUROoCS20

We are ready to go. Looking forward to welcoming more than 350 participants from 30 countries around the world to the first #virtual #OrganOnChip #conference. Check out the program at https://euroocs.eu/annual-meeting/

It's official: I am a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Twente @utwenteEN! Very excited to expand my work on organs-on-chips together with my colleagues and collaborators. I owe so much to the current lab, as well as the groups of @albertvdbergtwt and @DonIngber.

Congratulations to Christine for taking on this role as president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research @ISSCR. She's such a driven, enthusiastic leader in our Dutch organ-on-chip community. @LUMC_Leiden @utwenteEN @nociorganonchip @hdmt_technology https://twitter.com/ISSCR/status/1278526535822127104

ISSCR@ISSCR

Christine Mummery @UniLeidenNews takes the reins today as the new #ISSCR President. Read more about Dr. Mummery and ISSCR's newest board members leading our Society. https://bit.ly/2C2mnRZ

Want to learn about the latest #research on #OrganOnChip and #TissueChips? Only a few days left to register for the 2020 virtual conference of the @euroocs. Join more than 300 of your colleagues and secure one of the last spots! Program and registration at https://euroocs.eu/annual-meeting/

https://bit.ly/2XQe6cD Researchers at the LUMC are combining a unique cardiac tissue model with groundbreaking hiPSC-technologies. Human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells, and cardiac fibroblasts mixed together form Microtissues, and are being used for..

The Organ-on-Chip side of the pandemic https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/the-organ-on-chip-side-of-the-pandemic/ #OoC #COVID19

Our #NOCI PhD candidate Milica explains how at the #TUdelft they are trying to incorporate microsensors in #organonchip models:
https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/breaking-moores-law/
#ooc #organonachip #nociorganonchip #microfluidics #mooreslaw #sensors #microsensors

What to do when the lab is closed and no #OrganOnChip experiments are performed? #NOCI PhD-student Jeroen Stein gives an insight in his Lock-down experience #OoC #COVID https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/research-in-times-of-crises/

Tonight Christine Mummery will be on Dutch tv (NPO 2 at 9.10 pm), explaining about animal testing.
https://www.avrotros.nl/knappe-koppen/gemist/detail/item/waarvoor-gebruiken-we-proefdieren/
#organonachip #organonchip #animaltesting #noci #nociorganonchip

Time management workshop during the #NOCIRetreat, a recommendation for any researcher anywhere. A great way to end a wonderful 2-day get-together filled with exciting cutting edge science #organonchip #NOCIfamily #meeting #workshop #NOCI

Interesting multidisciplinary collaboration workshop by @eva_kalmar
#multidisciplinary #organonachip #noci #meeting #workshop

We have started the @nociorganonchip PhD/postdoc retreat in Rotterdam. Excited to see everybody's progress in the coming two days.
#organonachip #retreat #noci #nocifamily #networking #phdnetwork

The NOCI @utwenteEN PhD candidates would like to introduce themselves and their projects to you. https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/meet-the-noci-twente-phd-candidates/
#noci #organonachip #phdcandidates #universityoftwente #researchprojects @UTwente @UTodayNL

Looking back to a great 5years @hdmt_technology anniversary meeting with interesting talks about current developments, and of course it was nice seeing everyone again!

First halve of the @hdmt_technology meeting already went by with very nice showcases of new and innovative #OoC research, including updates of some #NOCI projects.

And we’re off: opening talk by Christine Mummery, chair of the @hdmt_technology executive board, and lead PI of #NOCI, emphasizing the opportunities of #OoC.

Tomorrow the 4th annual @hdmt_technology Consortium Meeting will be held in Rotterdam with many NOCI people attending and some presenting. Looking forward to a great meeting!

NOCI member Berend van Meer nominated for Hugo van Poelgeestprijs (in Dutch) https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/berend-van-meer-nominated-for-hugo-van-poelgeestprijs-in-dutch/

The abstract submission for EurooCS2020 is now open. For more info see our news item: https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/abstract-submission-euroocs-2020-open-now/
#organonanchip #euroocs #nociorganonchip

NOCI PhD-students and Postdocs learn about single cell RNA sequencing in UMCG https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/noci-phd-students-and-postdocs-learn-about-single-cell-rna-sequencing-in-umcg/

Our own Milica Dostanić from the #NOCI consortium has presented her work (a collab between #LUMC and #TUDelft) yesterday on the International MicroNanoConference. With her #heartonachip platform for making Engineered Heart Tissues, she won the Poster Award.

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The Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative is an NWO Gravitation project funded by the Ministry of Education, culture and Science of the government of the Netherlands.