About OrganoVIR Labs

Transforming the virology landscape and establishing human organoids as superior models for virus research.


About  us.

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

An ‘organoid’ is a miniature and simplified version of a human organ. An organoid contains the DNA of its donor, which means that it carries the personal characteristics of that donor (such as genetic make-up, age, gender, etc.). This makes them the ideal model to study viral infections in a human context.

Within our labs, we use organoids to culture human picornaviruses, CMV, and recently SARS-CoV-2.

Our vision.

As experts on human organoids for virology, we aim to understand human diseases to achieve better human health and to make the world a better place.

Our mission is to unravel the pathogenesis and mechanistic aspects of human viral diseases as well as developing effective counter strategies.


Our purpose.

Our passion lies in discovering new ways to build a future for virology, one with more accurate human models which leads to less animal research. At OrganoVIR Labs, we work with human airway epithelium cultures, intestinal epithelium cultures, gut organoids and brain organoids.

Target audience.

Our target audience includes, but is not limited to;