Femke de Vrij, NOCI researcher and Associate Professor at Erasmus MC, has been intrigued by the brain since her study Medical Biology . Here she describes what is so exciting about working on the BoC.
This week we received the great news that the NOCI Program will be continued for a second term of 5 years, until October 2027. Congratulatons to all!
Kieu Le, NOCI Postdoc at UMCG, takes a daily dive but not into the water to study aquamarine, but in a blood vessel to study infectious disease pathology.
"With all the expertise that comes together in NOCI, I think there are great times ahead".
Erasmus Associate Professor Femke de Vrij talks about her journey towards Brain-on-Chip research and her current work in the #NOCI-blog: https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/brains-on-chips-boc/. #neurons #brain #chip
A dive into… the blood vessel!
NOCI PostDoc @Ttk08421685 'Dives' into the bloodstream and shows us what it's like there for her research
The word is out!
We've received a Positive Evaluation of the NOCI Program, meaning funding for NOCI will be continued for a second term of 5 years!
We are happy to share that our #NOCI researcher Dennis Nahon from @LUMC_Leiden, won the best presentation award at the EVBO summer school 2021 with the work titled "A Modular 3D NVU-on-a-chip model for studying vascular dementia"
Printing a microfluidic device at @tudelft. Our PhD student Paul Motreuil-Ragot tells you more about it in this piece!
#NOCI #OoC #3Dprinting #microfluidics
Some of our researchers are now presenting their work @MicroTas2021 come check it out!
Presenting my poster a little bit differently this year @MicroTas2021 @albertvdbergtwt @andriesvdm @nociorganonchip #microtas2021 #virtualposter #virtualposterpresentation #virtualconference #nociorganonchip
Our PhD Candidate José Manuel Rivera Arbelaez from the @UTwente is giving you an inside to our first "in person" #noci retreat in what feels like forever! From 2D to 3D meetings again: https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/from-a-long-year-of-2d-to-our-first-3d-retreat/
The @euroocs 2021 Travel Grant (sponsored by @Roche) is awarded to NOCI PhD student Milica Dostanić @tudelft for her presentation entitled ‘An engineered heart tissue platform with integrated pacing microelectrodes’.
Learning to sketch the main message of your research, great workshop during the #NOCI-retreat in Amsterdam from #analyticstorytelling. #ooc #network
NOCI PI Massimo Mastrangeli talks about the exciting time for (and with) Organs-on-Chip and the work at @tudelft.
#Health.E #organonchip #opentechnologyplatform #MEMS @euroocs
We're launching a survey to biologists to ask for your opinion on how the next generation of Organ-on-chip should collect, process, & visualize data.
Your response will enable us to bring Augmented Reality into the OOC world & impact biological research.
The #brain is one of the organs we are working on within #NOCI
Here @pand_eva elaborates on how "technological advances enabled us to develop relevant in-vitro systems to step by step take us closer to model various human brain functions" for her research:
Impressive work !!! presented by our #NOCI researcher Lena Sophie Koch from the @UTwente during the gastrointestinal tract session at the @Euroocs_conf 2021, about "Discovering communication of the microbiome-gut-brain axis on a microfluidic chip"
Our #NOCI researchers from @utwenteEN, @LUMC_Leiden, @UMCGgenetica, and @tudelft have presented their results using organs on a chip during the poster session at the @Euroocs_conf 2021. #ooc @euroocs #organonchip
We had a very nice training day organised by @_Hubrecht institute. With very interesting talks by @HansClevers, @pvulto and @pe_losk. Thanks to you all for making this a very informative digital training day! #ooc #hubrecht #organonchip #training #noci
@andriesvdm ❤ Standards for Organs-on-Chips, and is not ashamed to say it!
'A bug’s life in the gut and why we need chips to understand it' - @JelleSlager
Thrilled to receive the prestigious Vici grant. Thank @wijmenga_cisca @RitsertJansen @knoers, F.Kuipers, @SashaZhernakova, @LudeFranke, @SeboWithoff, R.Weerdma, my team, colleagues, and collaborators along this journey. @UMCGgenetica @researchumcg @nociorganonchip @LifelinesNL https://twitter.com/umcg/status/1382242636191387648
Hartelijke felicitatie voor onze toponderzoekers @jingyuan_fu en Inge Zuhorn! Zij ontvangen de prestigieuze Vici-beurs @nwonieuws . Hiermee kunnen zij de komende 5 jaar een vernieuwende onderzoekslijn ontwikkelen.
Meer informatie over hun onderzoek: ➡️https://bit.ly/3e79RQS
Our PhD-candidate @MoerkensRenee has used the lockdown for another creative project: Baking an #organonchip cake! Check out the recipe and end result here:
#baking #lockdown #noci
Life through the eyes of a silicon wafer:
When Soul Meets Body: A journey of a silicon wafer to become an organ-on-chip. By Hande Aydogmus
Don't miss the opportunity to read this review titled "Organ-on-a-chip technology: a novel approach to investigate cardiovascular diseases " in which our NOCI researchers @hhtmiddelkamp and Dr. @andriesvdm participated.
We had a great online retreat today!
#noci #organonchip #mask #wearamask #staysafe
A review of the recent article by Martin Trapecar et. al. from the view of PhD candidate Lena Sophie Koch of @utwenteEN titled: "How close can we come to the human?" #noci #organonchip
Today, our NOCI researcher @JensPuschhof from the group of @HansClevers successfully and with honors defended his PhD thesis.
Congratulations Dr. J. Puschhof!
#NOCI #organonachip #PhD #organoids
Exciting news: Registration and abstract submission for #EUROoCS2021 is now open. We have a great lineup of keynote speakers and lots of opportunities for #PhD students and young #scientists to present their latest #OrganOnChip #TissueChip #research. Visit https://euroocs.eu/annual-meeting/
Last week we handed out a small token of appreciation to most of our PhD-Candidates and Post-Docs. Our PI Christine Mummery is showing it off in this nice picture! #noci #mask #keepsafe #christinemummery #covidmask #organonchip
Imagine being an organ-on-chip for a week, how would you feel?
NOCI PhD student @WindtLaura dived into the diary of her own chip to find out what it's like:
Our PhD candidate @hhtmiddelkamp from @UTwente has published a paper in @SciReports: "Cell type‑specific changes in transcriptomic profiles of endothelial cells, iPSC‑derived neurons and astrocytes cultured on microfuidic chips" #noci #organonchip https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-81933-x
#NOCI-researcher Jeroen Stein has published a beautiful review on Heart-on-a-chip, a very dynamic field.
Discussing 2D/3D in vitro myocardial models, cutting-edge technologies and bench-to-bedside applications of #OoC research.
Vacancy: Post-doctoral researcher in Microelectromechanical Organs-on-Chip in the ECTM group at @tudelft as part of the Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative (NOCI). https://noci-organ-on-chip.nl/vacancy-post-doctoral-researcher-in-microelectromechanical-organs-on-chip/
- A Silver Lining on the Pandemic.
Contribution by @GontanCristina
At the end of the day everyone is still very interested in the training 😉 all kidding aside, thanks so much #noci @tudelft team for virtually showing us around the clean room and MEMS fabrications! #training #microfluidics #nociorganonchip #noci
Our online NOCI PhD- Postdoc training has started! Very well organised by the researchers from @tudelft . Thanks for already a great training day, especially with the provided goodiebag. #organonchip #onlinetraining #training #noci #consortium
On the 25th of November 15:00 CET we will host an online DEMO to introduce you to our #OOC tools. Register at https://bit.ly/32MkpQc
Our biologist @amrothmann will show you how to assemble the inCHIPitᵀᴹ and the comPLATEᵀᴹ. @NikoGaio will introduce you to the applications.
Our NOCI researcher Berend van Meer has just defended his PhD thesis successfully and graduated with honours (cum laude)
Congratulations Berend for doing this great work and setting the bar high for the rest of us.
#phd #phddefense #onlinedefense #organonachip #organonchip
Today the foundation of "biosciences and society" has launched a booklet (in Dutch) entitled: 'Mini Organs-on-Chips. Towards new research models for studying disease and finding treatments'.
#organonchip #noci #bookrelease #organsonchips #nociorganonachip
Great opportunity for biologists thinking of moving to organ on chips in their research!
Today we announce our #OOCtransition initiative for researchers willing to transition to animal-free testing.
Biologists can apply and have the chance to receive €15,000.00.
@AltertoxAcademy @BioVoxBelgium , @Proefdiervrij , @peta @Centro3r
#NOCI-postdoc Berend van Meer has won the Hugo van Poelgeest award for finding alternatives of animal testing. He did so through sharing his vision of the future of drug-testing, and setting the foundation for realizing this, but also by public lectures. http://proefdiervrij.nl/winnaar-hugo-van-poelgeestprijs-2020
Exciting all day meeting with our @NWO_Science @nociorganonchip scientific advisory board to discuss progress in our exciting Gravitation program on organs-on-chip using #hiPSC! 🧫Already 21 PhD students involved 💪 @albertvdbergtwt
The retreat of the #noci is here, though with some more personal space than usual. Everyone is very happy to see each other again and to hear the latest updates on #OoCtechnology research. #ooc #organonchip
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
Check out this incredible review in @NatRevDrugDisc , covering every aspect of #organonchip and where the field is at: a very complete overview of potentials, promises, pitfalls and challenges.
#MPS #microphysiologicalsystems #OoC #TissueChip @nociorganonchip https://twitter.com/NatRevDrugDisc/status/1304054499363954688
Organs-on-chips: into the next decade https://rdcu.be/b61sC - a new review by @drlucieinthesky and colleagues at @ncats_nih_gov discusses current applications and caveats for the use of organs-on-chips in drug discovery and offers suggestions for future research directions
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
#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
Very interesting read on the relevance of microphysiological systems, multiorgan on chip, and bridging the translational gap between animal models and treating human diseases. #OOC #MPS #AnimalModels #StemCells
Looking to better understand organ #models & the move to Humans-on-a-Chip?
Check out our July Special Report, w/ insights from @wyssinstitute, @HesperosInc, @InSphero, @CN_Bio & many others
#StemCells #microfluidics #microtissues @DonIngber @UCFORC
So proud that our celiac disease-on-chip research is awarded with the Young Investigators Presentation Award @Euroocs_conf. Extremely grateful to be part of such a motivated and collaborative team. Thanks to the @euroocs organization. Can’t wait until next year! @nociorganonchip https://twitter.com/JoramMooiweer/status/1281494424728612865
Proud to win the Young Investigators Presentation Award(!) on behalf of our whole CeD-on-chip team
@MoerkensRenee @JelleSlager @SeboWithoff. Fantastic
@Euroocs_conf 2020 meeting and honoured by the recognition of our work. Thanks to the organizers
@euroocs. @nociorganonchip https://twitter.com/nociorganonchip/status/1281219850539540490
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