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On 12th July, 2022, Dr. Oliver Schneider successfully defended his PhD thesis on the generation, probing, and biophysical stimulation of human microtissues in microfluidic Organ-on-Chip platforms. We continued the tradition of the Doktorandhut, highlighting his journey and memories with the MicroOrganoLab. We wish Dr. Schneider all the best in his next steps, with the immediate next step being to a cross-continental bike ride.

On July 13th, 2022, our µOrganoLab PhD Candidate Stefan Schneider has achieved a great milestone for the µOrganoLab with the successful defense of his PhD thesis on „Organ-on-a-Disc: A Scalable Platform Technology for the Generation and Cultivation of Microphysiological Tissues“ at the University of Dresden.

In his work, Stefan focused on the development of the µOrganoLab’s Organ-on-a-Disc technology for the scalable generation and cultivation of microphysiological tissues. Organ-Discs are fabricated using precise, rapid and scalable microfabrication techniques. They enable the pump- and tubing-free perfusion, as well as the parallelized generation and culture of tailorable and functional microtissues using rotation-based operations. The Organ-Disc setup is suitable for versatile tissue readouts, treatments and even whole blood perfusion with minimal handling and equipment requirements. Overall, the Organ-Disc creates a scalable and user-friendly platform technology for microphysiological tissue models and paves the way for their transition towards high-throughput systems.

After leaving Tübingen, Stefan is now working as Process Engineer and Manager of Technology & Process Transfer at Vetter Pharme-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG in Ravensburg. The entire team extends heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for his personal and professional journey ahead. Way to go, Dr. Schneider!