OrganoidNL Symposium 2023
Friday, March 31

OrganoidNL Symposium 2023

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The goal of this one-day symposium is to bring together researchers from across the Netherlands with an interest in organoid technology and biology – focused on adult (i.e. tissue organoids) but also covering embryonic (i.e. blastuloid, gastruloid) stages. Our talk and poster sessions will provide a platform for established and junior scientists to share their latest work. In addition to displaying the various research efforts that are currently ongoing at Dutch universities, academic hospitals, and research institutes, we hope that OrganoidNL will help to strengthen the ties between different labs, research communities, as well as companies, and result in new collaborations and knowledge exchange. With this effort, we aim to strengthen the position of the Netherlands in this rapidly expanding area of research.


Sander Tans –

Renée van Amerongen –
Benedetta Artegiani –
Delilah Hendriks –
Maria Rodriguez Colman –
Ina Sonnen –
Jeroen van Zon –

Key dates

  • January 2023: Start abstract submission and registration
  • February 15th 2023: Deadline for abstract submission
  • February 15th 2023: Deadline registration
  • March 31: OrganoidNL Symposium 2023, Amsterdam

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Invited Speakers

  • Jacob Hanna, (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot)
  • Anne Rios (Princess Máxima Center, Utrecht)
  • Madelon Maurice (UMC Utrecht)
  • Hugo Snippert (UMC Utrecht)
  • Alexander van Oudenaarden (Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht)


Enrollment will be free of charge. As the number of participants is limited to 140, we may select for admission to the symposium.


09:15 – 09:45 Arrival and coffee

Session 1 (chair: Sander Tans, AMOLF)

09:45 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction

10:00 – 11:00 Keynote lecture
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot
Synthetic Ex Utero Embryogenesis: from Naive Pluripotent Stem Cells to Bona Fide Embryo-Models

11:00 – 11:25 Anne Rios, Princess Máxima Center
Organoid cancer immunity model in motion

11:25 – 11:45 Coffee break

Session 2 (chair: Ina Sonnen, Hubrecht Institute)

11:45 – 12:00 Selected talk – Luca Braccioli, Dutch Cancer Institute
Identifying cross-lineage dependencies of cell-type specific regulators in gastruloids

12:00 – 12:25 Alexander van Oudenaarden, Hubrecht Institute
Measuring genome replication speeds using single-cell nascent DNA sequencing

12:25 – 12:55 Flash talks (chairs: Benedetta Artegiani & Delilah Hendriks, Princess Máxima)

12:55 – 14:30 Lunch and Poster Session

Session 3 (chair: Maria Rodriguez-Colman, UMC Utrecht)

14:30 – 14:45 Selected talk – Robin van der Weide, Hubrecht Institute
Tracking DNA repositioning in the nocturnal retina

14:45 – 15:00 Selected talk – Maria Victoria Luna Velez, Radboud Univeristy
ONECUT2 regulates RANKL-dependent enterocyte and microfold cell differentiation in the small intestine; a multi-omics study

15:00 – 15:25 Hugo Snippert, University Medical Center Utrecht
Heterogeneity in tumors: a real-time and single-cell perspective

15:25 – 15:45 Tea break

Session 4 (chair: Jeroen van Zon, AMOLF)

15:45 – 16:00 Selected talk – Guillaume Richer, Free University Brussels
Completion of meiosis in mouse testicular organoids with improved germ cell survival and restoration of a tissue-specific architecture

16:00 – 16:15 Selected talk – Olivier Schäffers, Erasmus Medical Center
Trophoblast organoids as placental avatars

16:15 – 16:40 Madelon Maurice, University Medical Center Utrecht
Modelling driver mutation mechanisms in patient-derived cancer organoids

16:40 – 16:45 Closing (Sander Tans)

16:45 – 18:00 Drinks

Click here for a program in pdf