The consortium is made up of 19 leading scientists in their field, based at 9 different Dutch institutes.

Together they form an expert team with a diverse and extensive knowledge background including optogenetics, organoid research, cellular dynamics, oncology, DNA-segregation, drug delivery, biosensor development, engineering of optical microscopes, data visualisation and analysis.

The executive board, led by Anna Akhmanova, consists of 6 PIs who together manage the project.

For the realisation of the project the consortium was awarded a Gravitation grant, funded by the Dutch government for 10 years (October 2022 – September 2032).

The Executive Board

Other PIs of the consortium

Support Team

Early Career Researchers

(This section is currently under construction)

PhD Students

Alessandro Corsini, Kops Lab

Angelique Kenyon, van Spriel Lab

Annemarie Berends,, Friedl Lab

Danai Kokkinidi, Maurice Lab

Enya Berrevoets, Stallinga Lab

Frederique Turlings, Verdoes Lab

Maud Linssen, Prins & de Jong Labs

Nefeli Ithakisiou, Beekman Lab

Ralph de Groot, Masereeuw Lab

Sabine Bosman, Maurice Lab

Tatum van Maanen, van Rheenen Lab

Thijs Makaske Kapitein Lab

Tijmen Herdink Akhmanova Lab


Bas Ponsioen, Snippert Lab

Eike Mahlandt, van Rheenen Lab

Josiah Passmore, Kapitein Lab

Joyce Meiring, Akhmanova Lab

Maaruthy Yelleswarapu, Eduati Lab

Portrait Photos by Elly Soltani (PIs portrait photos) and Malina Iwanski (Support Team portrait photo).