Human organoids as superior models for virus research.

Human organoids as superior models for virus research.

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Our mission.

OrganoVIR Labs, based in Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location Academic Medical Center (AMC)), is a laboratory expert on virus culture and human 2D and 3D ‘organoid cultures’ for virology.

 

Organoids are miniature and simplified versions of a human organ. This makes them the ideal to study viral infections in a human context. Within our labs, we focus on culturing human picornaviruses, CMV, and recently, SARS-CoV2.

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Organoids.

An ‘organoid’ is a miniature and simplified version of a human organ. 

An organoid contains the same specialized cells as its donor organ, with same functionality and genetic make-up. However, an organoid is not a complete organ as it does not contain connective tissues, immune cells, blood vells, or neurons.

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Our team.

Dasja Pajkrt

Dasja is a Professor of Viral Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emma Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam UMC and co-head of OrganoVIR Labs.

Katja Wolthers

Katja is a clinical virologist at the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Amsterdam UMC and is the co-head of OrganoVIR Labs.

Adithya Sridhar

Adithya Sridhar is a Senior Scientist at the OrganoVIR Labs at the Amsterdam UMC location AMC.