• 26 Jan 24

    Unveiling the Future of Neurology: Rahman Sabahi Kaviani’s PhD Thesis

    We are thrilled to announce the successful defense of Rahman Sabahi Kaviani’s PhD thesis at the Department of Mechanical Engineering on January 17th. Rahman’s dedication, and innovative contributions have propelled his research to new insights, resulting in a significant milestone in his academic journey. Within his PhD research Rahman Sabahi introduced components which provide researchers Read More

  • 24 Oct 23

    CONNECT attended Micro- and Nano Engineering (MNE) 2023 conference

    CONNECT consortium had the privilege of participating in the Micro- and Nano Engineering (MNE) 2023 conference in the vibrant city of Berlin, and what an incredible experience it was! Regina Luttge delivered an invited talk on “Smarter Microsystems through Neuro-Nanoscale Interactions,” diving deep into the fascinating world of neuro-nanoscale connections. Rahman Sabahi took the stage Read More

  • 19 Sep 23

    CONNECT attended the MPS World Summit 2023

    During the MPS World Summit 2023 held in Berlin, Germany from June 26th to 30th, the CONNECT consortium unveiled their latest research findings. Young investigators Rahman Sabahi-Kaviani and Suzanne Timmermans, along with other partners from Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe) and Erasmus Medical Center, presented their collaborative work. They showcased a novel design of a Read More

  • 22 Jun 23

    CONNECT actively engages with stakeholders in HLS&E Event

    Our CONNECT researchers actively engage with a diverse audience, including first-year BSc students from TU/e, as key stakeholders. As part of a Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) course on Ethics & Data Analytics, the CONNECT partners interacted with the students, fostering meaningful discussions. The culmination of the course was a poster presentation at the HLSE2022 event, where Read More

  • 22 Jun 23

    Brain-on-a-chip: measuring brain activity in the lab

    We are thrilled to share a remarkable achievement in brain research that aligns closely with the objectives of CONNECT. In collaboration with Maastricht UMC+, TU Eindhoven, and LUMC, researchers have successfully measured brain activity in surgically removed brain tissue for up to six days. This breakthrough represents a significant step towards the development of advanced Read More

  • 9 Jun 23

    CONNECT presented at the Burgers Symposium in 2023

    At the Burgers Symposium 2023, the CONNECT consortium presented their research. The Burgers Symposium serves as a yearly gathering for scientific personnel, encompassing both junior and senior researchers, as well as external guests of the J.M. Burgerscentrum. The symposium took place from May 31 to June 1 at the ‘De Werelt’ conference center in Lunteren, Read More

  • 18 Apr 23

    CONNECT consortium presented at TERMIS European Chapter Meeting 2023

    The CONNECT consortium presented groundbreaking research at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) European Chapter Meeting, held in Manchester, UK from March 28th to 31st, 2023. CONNECT’s young investigator Rahman Sabahi-Kaviani delivered an oral presentation on “Enhancing neuronal cell network organization and activity using NOA81 and PDMS,” co-authored by partners from Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe) and the University of Sheffield (UOS). Additionally, Rahman co-chaired one of the sessions at the conference, and CONNECT partners TUe and UOS held a productive scientific brainstorming meeting in Sheffield on the sidelines of the conference.

  • 2 Dec 22

    CONNECT attends the MNE – Eurosensors conference

    This year, representatives of the CONNECT consortium attended the MNE – Eurosensors conference that took place on 19-23 September 2022 in the beautiful city of Leuven, Belgium. Regina Luttge and our PhD candidate from TU/e Rahman Sabahi presented a poster describing the most recent advances of the nervous system-on-chip project as part of  the CONNECT project. Read More

  • 21 Jul 22

    7th International Workshop on Healthcare, Life-Sciences, and Entrepreneurship (HLS&E)

    After a long wait without live events, the 7th International Workshop on Healthcare, Life-Sciences, and Entrepreneurship (HLS&E) was held last month at the campus of TU/e and co-hosted by Universite de Luxembourg and Vision Dynamics. The HLS&E brought together professionals from the fields of surface sciences, medicine, biology and biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, organ-on-chip & adjacent Read More

  • 3 Mar 22

    New CONNECT paper by Regina Luttge on nanofabricating neural networks

    We are proud to share the latest contribution of Regina Luttge to JVSTB. In this interesting review, the technology behind CONNECT FET PROACTIVE is described. We believe on chip in vitro solutions will contribute to the future cure of neurodegenerative diseases. Check out the article here.

  • 8 Dec 21

    We are happy to announce that Yagmur Demircan Yalcina and Regina Luttge’s paper has been awarded best paper 2021” (Please check info).

    We won the best paper award in the JVST B special topic collection on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication 2020. The paper titled ‘3D electrode integrated microsieve structure as a rapid and cost-effective single neuron detector’ reports a feasibility study of a cost-effective, fast, and re-usable electrical platform to monitor neurons in Brain on-chip devices. The following Read More

  • 3 Dec 21

    We proudly share our most recent approved paper, Follow the link to discover more

    We honor Rahman Sabahi-Kaviani and Regina Luttge for their outstanding effort on this new and exciting paper: Investigating the pattern transfer fidelity of Norland Optical Adhesive 81 for nanogrooves by microtransfer molding. If you want to know more about it I invite you to follow the link

  • 13 Oct 21

    Vacancy: Neuronal network and mitochondrial activity in iPSC models for neurodegeneration

    The CONNECT consortium is looking for an enthousiastic PhD/Postdoc. In this research project you will investigate how clusters of neurons (IPSC derived or primary enteric and central nervous system) establish functional circuits and how their activity influences each other. You will be responsible for co-culturing different neuron types and work towards the implementation of these Read More

  • 13 May 21

    Medical technology advances: nervous system-on-a-chip

    Join us on May 19th, 14.00-15.00! – Register here. As part of the CONNECT University events, Dr Regina Luttge  will introduce her ongoing research on the project with a focus on the micro- and nanofabrication technology enabling new in vitro nervous system models, here tailored to Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Going into more fundamental details of Read More

  • 24 Dec 20

    The CONNECT consortium met online for its annual meeting on November 17th.

    The consortium met online for its annual meeting on November 17th to share their latest scientific insights and progress.

  • 5 Feb 20

    KU Leuven is looking for Postdoctoral Researcher / PhD student

    The Laboratory of Enteric NeuroScience (LENS) at KU Leuven is currently hiring. For details look at:

  • 29 Jan 20

    CONNECT researcher at Diatech 2020

    Our CONNECT researcher, Dr. Alex Bastiaens gave a talk about the CONNECT project at Diatech 2020 in KU Leuven. For details, see

  • 12 Nov 19

    The Workplace of Prof. Dr. Pieter Van den Berghe

    Lets get to know one of our consortium partner! Check

  • 9 Nov 19

    Open vacancy: Research assistant / Technician at The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)

    The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) seeks an: Research assistant / Technician (m/f) Permanent position Start date: First half of 2020 Research assistant / Technician for the stem cell culture lab The Developmental and Cellular Biology Group (led by Prof. Jens Schwamborn) at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine utilizes stem cells for modelling Read More

  • 4 Jul 19

    New research in PD well in line with the CONNECT

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