The development and use of organoids and 3D cell cultures for virus research forms the core of the Organovir project. For the development of organoids, human tissue and stem cells are used, which means that an organoid contains the DNA of its donor(s). This raises ethical questions that Organovir aims to answer.
Organovir has devoted one of its research projects to the ethical issues surrounding the development and use of organoids. This research project will be carried out by a PhD student, who will look at the following topics: