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organovir aims to train young researchers in a consortium of public and private experts that will enable them to lead innovation in the field of organoids for virus research.

Within organovir the research programme is a full package ITN programme which enables 15 ESRs to familiarize themselves not only with the scientific and technical aspects of innovative 3D culture systems for virus research, but also with the financial, commercial, ethical, communicative, policy and dissemination aspects enabling optimal valorisation of organoids.

Recruitment

Organovir aims to transform the virology landscape by recruiting researchers who want to become experts in the field of organoids for virus research. Are you interested in the fields of virology and organoid technology? Check out our research vacancies and become a member of the Organovir team!

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Organoids

Organoid technology originates from developmental biology and cancer research – fields that have only limited overlap with virology. organovir is the first consortium that brings this expertise together in an innovative programme that will dramatically enhance our understanding of the possibilities of 3D models for virology.

Transforming the Virology Landscape

Establishing human organoids as superior models for virus research, thus replacing animal models and reducing animal use.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach with experts in bioengineering, virology, bio-business, policy, and ethics. Together we develop new organoid models for virology.

Establishing human organoids as superior models for virus research, thus replacing animal models and reducing animal use.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach with experts in bioengineering, virology, bio-business, policy, and ethics. Together we develop new organoid models for virology.

Dasja Pajkrt

Dasja is a Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC) location Academic Medical Center (AMC). She is Principal Investigator (PI) of the Department of Pediatric Infectious diseases. Dasja co-coordinates the (management of) the Organovir project and is responsible for Organovir’s training programme.

Katja Wolthers

Katja is a clinical virologist working at the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Amsterdam UMC location AMC as a senior staff member. She is PrincipaI Investigator (PI) of a research group on Molecular Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Human Parechoviruses and Enteroviruses. As one of Organovir’s project coordinators, she will be responsible for the management and execution of Organovir’s scientific component.

Angelica Reitsma

Angelica is the project manager of Organovir. She holds a BA in Social Sciences from University College Roosevelt and a MA in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Previously, Angelica has worked in the non-profit sector in the areas of communications, research and project management.

Other team members

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