Regenerative Orthopedics

Internship position: development of an ex vivo model for local delivery and joint regeneration

Are you a motivated and creative MSc student looking for an excited research internship position?

Project description: we have a position within the VHH-MARS project where we will develop a drug delivery platform to deliver RNA therapeutics in a targeted manner for the eventual treatment of inflamed joints, an important hallmark of the disease osteoarthritis.

For this internship project, you will mainly work with murine and bovine cadavers and tissues. The aim is to develop, characterize, and validate an ex vivo joint model that can be used to culture and study local drug delivery.

You will experience:

  • cell and tissue culture
  • histological techniques (tissue processing, sectioning, biochemical stainings and immunohistochemistry)
  • biochemical assays and PCR
  • confocal microscopy (live/dead stainings)
  • working with rat cadavers

Supervisor: dr. Lizette Utomo

Preferred start date: January 2024

Duration: 6 of 9 months

Eligibility: students enrolled at Utrecht University studying Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT), Biofabrication, Biology of Disease (BoD), Bio Inspired Innovation (BII), or Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS).

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