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