CRISPR with ease

Super happy with this technology, foremost as we now can make (complex) knock-ins in human organoids on weekly basis. Major advantages are no off-targets. As a consequence, you can pool all knock-in cells to expedite culture expansion and/or maintenance of polyclonality (in case of tumors). Targeting vectors enable one-step cloning Read more…

Tumor evolution in real-time

Proud on this fantastic publication in Nat Genet. We established 3D Live-Seq: the integration of live-cell imaging of tumor organoids and whole-genome sequencing of each imaged cell. Combined, these super powerful technologies enable the exact reconstruction how evolving tumor genomes change and mutate over consecutive cell generations. Mapping the tempo Read more…

Expansion

Yes, he is different! We welcome the first MD in our group! Maarten will carry out a phase1/2 trial to test a new therapy against KRAS mutant colon cancer. In parallel he will test organoids as companion diagnostics. Maarten will be co-supervised by Jeanine Roodhart, medical oncologist in our hospital.