University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU)

In the UMC Utrecht, research is concentrated in six programs: cardiovascular health, personalized cancer care, child health, infection & immunity, regenerative medicine and brain. A multidisciplinary approach guarantees that patients benefit from the latest available expertise and innovative technological solutions. Interaction with patients and society creates an ‘innovation loop’ where societal issues guide scientific research and where scientific results quickly move from bench to bedside. Societal stakeholders are involved in all research phases, from prioritizing research questions to evaluating impact.

Role within EXPERT

UMCU focuses on the enabling role of nanoparticles in the delivery of nucleic acids: formulating synthetic and natural nanoparticles, using microfluidics assembly and performing the basic characterization steps as quality control as well as testing their performance in vitro and in vivo experiments.

Main Contacts

Photo of Raymond Schiffelers, coordinator
Raymond Schiffelers, coordinator
Photo of Pieter Vader, assistant professor, WP leader
Pieter Vader, assistant professor, WP leader
Photo of Zhiyong Lei, assistant professor, WP leader
Zhiyong Lei, assistant professor, WP leader
Photo of Valentina Francia, post-doctoral fellow
Valentina Francia, post-doctoral fellow
Photo of Omnia Elsharkasy, PhD student
Omnia Elsharkasy, PhD student
Photo of Mariona Estapé Senti, PhD student
Mariona Estapé Senti, PhD student
Photo of Elsken van der Wall
Elsken van der Wall
Photo of Joost Sluijter
Joost Sluijter
Photo of Karijn Suijkerbuijk
Karijn Suijkerbuijk