Nina Johannesson is a research technician at the OrganoVIR Labs at the Amsterdam UMC location AMC. She is Dutch/Swedish and studied Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, and after this she obtained a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. She is involved in the Focus-on-Virus project, working on gut organoid models for virology. The aim of this project is to develop innovative complex gut-brain organoid models for picornaviruses and HIV infection. Furthermore, she is involved in the GUTVIBRATIONS project helping Carlemi Calitz, a postdoctoral researcher, on establishing a gut epithelial-mesenchyme cell co-culture model.
Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC) is one of the foremost research institutions in the Netherlands and one of its largest hospitals, with 1500 staff members employed in medical research. The Amsterdam UMC research is organized in 7 themes within the AMC Research Institute, where AMC Principal Investigators (PIs) are appointed to develop their own research lines. The AMC Graduate School organizes doctorate level academic training of AMC PhD students (209 PhD rewarded in 2016). This concentration of expertise makes the center a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaborations.