In October, Springer Nature launched a new journal named “in vitro models,” aiming to cover the inter- and multidisciplinary research around new biological model systems like 3D cultures and organs-on-chips. Dr. Winkler has been named to the journal’s editorial board as one of currently 10 early career members.
Today, Jeroen Bugter joins the µ4Life team for his PhD. Jeroen received her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Twente with a thesis titled “In vitro modeling of cardiac arrhythmia: Geometrically constrained tissue culture and acoustic pacing with ultrasound.” He will be working on developing sensors and microfluidics for the study of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Today, Franziska Buck joins the µ4Life team as our first PhD student. Franziska received her M.Sc. in Cellular Biochemistry from Bielefeld University with a thesis titled “Transcriptional programming and characterisation of human sensory neurons from induced pluripotent stem cells for modelling pain-related disorders.” She will be working on developing iPSC-based cellular models of the schizophrenia-specific neurovascular unit.