Looking back to 2020 and looking forward to 2021 by Cayetano Pleguezuelos Manzano (NOCI PhD-student at Hubrecht Institute)
Within the NOCI) the ECTM group at TU Delft is looking for an enthusiastic post-doc to supervise and expand ongoing activities in innovative and scalable microelectromechanical organ-on-chip devices (OoCs), and to contribute pro-actively to bring the devices to full fruition for biological applications within the NOCI.
If something good has come out of this pandemic is that many conferences and trainings are now virtual. NOCI Postdoc Cristina Gontan Pardo from EMC recently followed the first NOCI Virtual practical training organised by the TUD-team.
After the successful launch of the Dutch version, as of today, also the English version of our booklet entitled ‘Mini Organs-on-Chips: Towards new research models for studying disease and finding treatments’, is available.
The retreat organized in September 2020 was somewhat of a unique retreat under the COVID-19 circumstances. So for the first time, a hybrid retreat was organized.
Michel Hu, NOCI PhD student at the LUMC, highlights a development in studying COVID-19 with OoC models.
Today the Foundation ‘Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij’ has launched a booklet, entitled ‘Mini Organs-on-Chips. Towards new research models for studying disease and finding treatments’.
Berend van Meer, business developer of NOCI, received the Hugo van Poelgeest price 2020.
1.4mn euro project to Bi/ond-led consortium between Bi/ond, Fluigent and LUMC to develop the first Organ-on-Chip system that can keep complex 3D tissue models alive and mimic the physiological conditions of the human body.
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.