• 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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