Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to Organoid Technology

when 22 July 2019 - 24 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1200

Since the first successful creation of an intestinal organoid with microvilli structures in 2009 in the Hans Clevers lab in Utrecht, the development of organoid research has been advancing. Extensive research work has improved the research methodology and extended the range of organoids, which can now be produced in the laboratory. To date, liver, brain, pancreas, lung, breast, prostate, intestine, and even tumor tissue organoids have been created. As they are similar to their original organs, organoids hold great promise for use in medical research and the development of new treatments.
This intensive 3-day course is offered by the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and the Hogeschool Utrecht (HU) and coordinated by the Utrecht Platform for Organoid Technology (U-PORT). In this course top scientists in the organoid research field will give lectures about their particular fields of research comprising organoids of different types of tissues and applying these organoids in medical research (including CRISPR/Cas9 editing of organoids, drug screening and regenerative medicine purposes). Next to this, the ethical part of this exciting technology will also be highlighted. In the practical experiments participants will learn how to start and maintain an (intestinal) organoid culture and will eventually also learn how to transfect organoids.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Onno Kranenburg and Prof. Dr. Madelon Maurice

Target group

Master students, PhD students, technicians

Course aim

Aim of this course is to provide participants a comprehensive overview of organoid technology and its applications through lectures of experts in this field and practical tutorials.

Credits info

0,8 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 1200: Course fee
EUR 200: Housing is optional

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