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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Culture, Organoids & Organ-on-a-Chip Europe 2021

Andries D. van der Meer's Biography

Andries D. van der Meer, Associate Professor, Scientific lead, Organ-on-Chip Center Twente, University of Twente

Dr. Andries D. van der Meer is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is leader of the research theme ‘Organs-on-Chips’ in the Applied Stem Cell Technologies group of the Bioengineering Technologies cluster, supervising five Ph.D. candidates and coordinating multiple research projects on the development of blood vessels-on-chips as well as their integration in full organ-on-chip systems like the retina-on-chip, lung-on-chip and heart-on-chip.

From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Van der Meer worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. He actively developed organ-on-chip models of the blood-brain barrier and the alveolus for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Microphysiological Systems program and coordinated a collaborative project between the Wyss Institute organ-on-chip start-up company Emulate, Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Before joining Harvard University, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Prof. Albert van den Berg’s BIOS/Lab-on-a-Chip group of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. During that time, he also served as an Assistant Coordinator for the project ‘Beyond Borders: Organs-on-Chips’ of the Dutch Royal Academy (KNAW). This project led to the founding of the Dutch Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT) Organ-on-Chip consortium, for which Dr. Van der Meer is his university’s representative.

Dr. Van der Meer obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands in 2010, and received his M.Sc. degree in Medical Biology from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2005.

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Blood Perfusion of Organs-on-Chips

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 at 10:00

Add to Calendar ▼2021-06-29 10:00:002021-06-29 11:00:00Europe/LondonBlood Perfusion of Organs-on-Chips3D-Culture, Organoids and Organ-on-a-Chip Europe 2021 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Organs-on-chips are unique cell culture platforms in that they offer unparalleled control over fluid dynamics and flow. This dynamical nature also is precisely why it is very attractive to perfuse organs-on-chips with whole blood. Whole blood perfusion of organs-on-chips offers unique opportunities to broaden the impact of 3D cell culture models in biomedical and pharmacological science. Not only is blood perfusion interesting from a perspective of realistically modeling tissue physiology, but it also enables unique in vitro studies of aspects of disease that involve blood clotting, platelet activation and immune cell extravasation. In this talk, I will discuss the advantages of including blood as a routine component in organ-on-chip-based cell culture, and I will give examples of how blood-perfused organs-on-chips can be used to study aspects of COVID-19, drug toxicity and sepsis.

Add to Calendar ▼2021-06-28 00:00:002021-06-30 00:00:00Europe/London3D-Culture, Organoids and Organ-on-a-Chip Europe 20213D-Culture, Organoids and Organ-on-a-Chip Europe 2021 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The