About us

Utrecht, 2023
(Photography: Niels Blees)

The Regenerative Orthopedics group is a young, multidisciplinary, and international research team embedded within the department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The research laboratory is situated in the Regenerative Medicine Center Utrecht (RMCU) which is located at Utrecht Science Park.

The group is led by Prof. Marianna Tryfonidou and focuses on osteoarthritis and low back pain due to intervertebral disc degeneration with a clear focus on clinical translation. The research follows the One Health-One Medicine principle and aims to make an impact on on the health of animals and human patients with low back pain and knee joint pain.

Latest news

  • Internship position available
    We have an MSc internship position available (6-9 months) for a UU GSLS student to work on the development of a lipid nanoparticle delivery platform for mRNA therapeutics to treat intervertebral disc degeneration. See here for more information >>
  • Corinde Warmerdam wins Best Poster Award at VSD2023!
    Congrats to MSc student Corinde (right), who won the Best Poster Award at the Veterinary Science Day 2023. Corinde presented her work on differentiation of iPSCs towards notochordal-like cells which is part of the iPSpine project.
  • Welcome Iris Gill
    Iris joined our group on May 1st as a PhD candidate. She has an MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences and will work on the VHH-MARS project working on targeted delivery of RNA therapeutics for the management of osteoarthritis pain. Welcome Iris!
  • Meet us as the annual meeting of the NVMB
    Many team members will join the annual meeting of the Dutch Society for Matrix Biology (NVMB) in Zeist on June 1-2nd. Additionally, Marianna Tryfonidou is scheduled to give a keynote presentation. We look forward to a fruitful meeting!