Who are the initiators?

EUROoCS was initiated by the ORCHID (Organ-on-Chip in Development) European consortium of seven academic partners with the aim of:

Creating a roadmap for OoC technology.

Building a network of academia, research institutes, industry and regulatory bodies.

Raising awareness and building an ecosystem for OoC technologies.

The First EUROoCS Board:

  • Christine Mummery (chair; Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands)
  • Peter Loskill (vice-chair; Fraunhofer IGB Stuttgart/University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij (secretary/treasurer; hDMT, the Netherlands)
  • Albert van den Berg (member; University of Twente, the Netherlands)

EUROoCS Board as of July 1st 2023

Andries van der Meer
(chair)

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente

Marco Rasponi
(vice-chair)

Associate Professor Politecnico di Milano

Peter Loskill
(past-chair)

Full Professor for Organ-on-Chip Research at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij
(secretary/treasurer)

Managing director of hDMT, the Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Consortium

Christine Mummery
(member)

Professor LUMC

Dries Braeken
(member)

Dries Braeken - R&D manager, imec

Martin Raasch
(member)

CEO and Co-founder of Dynamic42

Albert van den Berg
(member)

Professor University of Twente

Torsten Mayr
(member)

Associate Professor at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry at the Graz University of Technology

Erika Györvary
(member)

Technology Coordinator at CSEM

Massimo Mastrangeli
(member)

Associate Professor at the department of Microelectronics of TU Delft

Liliana Moreira Teixeira
(member)

Assistant professor at the faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente

EUROoCS Industrial Advisory Board as of February 1st 2023

Pelin Candarlioglu
(chair)

Director; 3D and 3Rs Ltd

Armin Wolf
(member)

Chief Scientific Officer at InSphero AG

Jochen Kühnl
(member)

Lab Manager Representative Cosmetics Europe Beiersdorf

Shuichi Chiba
(member)

General Manager, Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, San-Ei Gen F.F.I., Inc.

Thomas Singer
(member)

Prof. Thomas Singer, DABT

Rhiannon David
(member)

Director MPS in Clinical Pharmacology and Safety Sciences at AstraZeneca

Rhiannon Hardwick
(member)

Scientific Associate Director, Discovery Toxicology; Bristol Myers Squibb

EUROoCS Regulatory Advisory Board as of July 3rd 2021

Maurice Whelan
(chair)

Head of the Chemical Safety and Alternative Methods Unit JRC

Susanne Fitzpatrick
(member)

Senior Advisor for Toxicology at the US Food and Drug Administration Foods Program

Susanne Brendler-Schwaab
(member)

Unit head at the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Senior Expert in Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs

Sonja Beken
(member)

Coordinator of the Unit of non-clinical evaluators at the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP)

Nathalie Delrue

Administrator of the Test Guidelines Programme (OECD)

Jacqueline van Engelen
(member)

Senior toxicologist and risk assessor at RIVM

Support Coordinator

Heleen Middelkamp
Support Coordinator