Stories of HCA|Organoid

read
interview

Christopher Esk

Studying and modelling human brain development based on cerebral organoids is a fascinating research field. In this interview, Dr. Christopher Esk, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA), gives a peek into his activities within the HCA|Organoid project and tells us what he finds most exciting about his work.

© Picture: Johannes Tkadletz, IMP
read
interview

Jenny Lin

Jenny Lin is a research technician in the lab of HCA|Organoid project coordinator Christoph Bock. In this interview, she takes us along her work on the characterization of human organoids and tells us how her curiosity helped her exploit her gained knowledge and contribute to new discoveries in life sciences.

© Picture: Laura Alvarez
read
interview

Koen Oost

Curiosity has been one of the driving forces for Dr. Koen Oost to start his career in science. Collaboration, coordination, experiments, screening of patient-derived colon and colorectal cancer organoids are just some of the activities and features that characterize his day-to-day work at Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI).

© Picture: FMI
read
interview

Zhijun Yu

Zhijun Yu’s major role in the HCA|Organoid team is to apply single-cell technologies on organoids and matched tissue to provide high-quality and quantity Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data for scientific analysis. For her, the interesting part of doing science is not only using cutting-edge technologies to help solve some of the current puzzles in biomedical research, but also the process of deep-thinking which benefits her whole life in and outside science.

read
interview

Merel Derksen

Merel Derksen is part of the team at Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) and responsible for the supervision of the laboratory team in their daily activities and keeping track of our progress. Being able to understand processes that cannot be seen with the naked eye and the fact that science is always moving forward are two of the things she loves most about working in this field.