The research projects are carried out by a talented and motivated team of researchers.
The Medical Microbiology & Infection Prevention (MMI department) of the Amsterdam University Medical Centres (AUMC) location Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC) has a laboratory specially geared for the cultivation of viruses. In addition to the diagnostic tasks, the virus culture laboratory is also focused on the education, research, development and validation of new tests.
Through expertise in the field of viral cultures, viruses are cultured using mini-organs in OrganoVIR Labs. In our labs, innovative 3D cultures with organoids (mini-organs) are developed and used for research. For instance, we can now grow viruses that were previously uncultivable, such as rotavirus.
This helps our researchers study how viruses enter and spread into the human body in order to better understand virus infections in humans and to help develop new antiviral therapies.