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Daniel Krueger

Project description Organoid technology provides an unprecedented platform to study intestinal homeostasis circumventing many limitations of in vivo models. Intestinal organoids self-organize into morphologies that resemble the architecture of intestinal epithelium in remarkable detail and are amendable to deep molecular and functional analyses. Most homeostatic processes are faithfully recapitulated in intestinal organoids and thus provide […]

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Ranganath Maringanti

Development of functional vasculature and inducing atherosclerosis-on-a-chip. Current vascular research is focusing on understanding physiological and pathological processes  for therapeutic purposes and regenerative applications. A broad variety of in vitro approaches have been developed during the past years for studying fundamental and disease conditions. However, these set-ups generally either or both lack vascular geometries and/or […]

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Elana Meijer

Project description Well-functioning vascular access is the fundament of carrying out efficient hemodialysis in CKD patients. Since it’s still the major cause of morbidity and high costs in those patients, there’s a need for improved techniques to provide vascular access during treatment. In this project, we aim to create a blood-vessel like structure using elektrospun […]

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Anne-Floor de Kanter

Project description In this project, we will explore the ethical aspects of intelligent, life-like materials, and look into the ethical questions that arise in the fields of biomaterial science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. To map the field, we will start out with a systematic literature review of the ethical implications of tissue engineering for […]

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