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