From a single cell to a mini-organ

Date posted July 6, 2017
Type Scientific Internships

In this project you will investigate relations between cells in space and time, as well as the growth of the individual cells.

It has recently become possible to grow mini-organs, called organoids, outside the body. This provides exciting chances to test medication, but also to understand how organs are formed. Indeed, how cells are able to self-organize into a complex organ remains poorly understood. The aim of this project is to follow the formation of a gut-organoid starting from a single stem cell, using 3D fluorescence microscopy and image analysis software. You will investigate relations between cells in space and time, as well as the growth of the individual cells. (For background information on organoids, see www.hubrecht.eu/research/clevers/research.html).

About the group

Biophysics

Qualifications

We are looking for ambitious students with a physics, chemistry, or biology background. The internship must be a mandatory part of your curriculum. You have a nationality of an EU-member state or if not, you are a student at a Netherlands University. You must be available for at least 6 months.

Terms of employment

In the beginning of your placement, along with your supervisor at AMOLF, you will make a step-by-step plan in which working conditions and supervision will be agreed on.

Contact info

Prof.dr.ir. Sander Tans
E-mail: s.tans@amolf.nl
Phone: +31-(0)20-754 7100

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–  Resume;
–  List of followed courses plus grades.

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