Mini-brain organoids: a Post Card from John Hopkins

Dear 3DbioNet, Many thanks for the Collaboration Challenge award. I visited Professor Thomas Hartung’s laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA from 8th to 14 th April 2019. During the visit, Dr Lena Smimova showed me how to culture mini-brain organoids (spheroids) from iPS-derived NPC using a shaker protocol. I also did one set of my own culture and follow it for 5 days. At the same time, I did immunofluorescence staining for fixed spheroids provided by Dr Smimova. It was an enjoyable and successful trip for our collaboration. At the moment, I… Read More

Collaboration Challenge

3DbioNet announced the #CollaborationChallenge, its first call for funding in January 2019. This is to facilitate new collaborations between partners. We received six applications and three of them will receive the award of upto £2000 upon completion of their project. The selection criteria for the award were the scientific excellence, the quality of the interdisciplinary collaboration and the fit with 3DbioNet’s remit. At least one of the applicants must have had attended 3DbioNet’s Launch Workshop in Liverpool (14-15 January 2019). Participation from industry partners and Early Career Researchers was encouraged. The winners… Read More