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SELECTBIO Conferences Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018

Andries D. van der Meer's Biography

Andries D. van der Meer, Tenure Track Assistant Professor, University of Twente

Dr. Andries D. van der Meer is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine of the University of Twente where he coordinates the Strategic Research Orientation ‘Organs-on-Chips’. Before this, dr. Van der Meer worked for two years as a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering of Harvard University. Before joining the Wyss Institute, he was a post-doctoral fellow at prof. Albert van den Berg’s BIOS/Lab-on-a-Chip lab 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). Dr. Van der Meer has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a M.Sc. degree in Medical Biology from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Human Organs-on-Chips

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 15:30

Add to Calendar ▼2018-06-05 15:30:002018-06-05 16:30:00Europe/LondonHuman Organs-on-ChipsOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Organs-on-chips are plastic microdevices the size of a USB-stick with microchannels and small chambers that are filled with liquid. The devices contain multiple human cell types which are cultured in a technologically controlled microenvironment that artificially mimics aspects of the human body like morphology, movement, flow, electrical stimuli and liquid gradients. The resulting device emulates human organ functions and can be used to study biomedical phenomena in the lab. By using patient-specific cells, blood samples, biometrics and imaging data to develop ‘personalized organs-on-chips’, we can study health and disease in models that are relevant for specific patients. The power of such a ‘personalized’ approach is demonstrated in our application of organs-on-chips in studies of thrombosis and vascular biology.

Add to Calendar ▼2018-06-05 00:00:002018-06-06 00:00:00Europe/LondonOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The