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Marcel Heinrich wins second prize at the FIGONDMD

Marcel Heinrich has won the second prize at the FIGON Dutch Medicine Days 2020 PhD Student Competition for his research on 3D-printed mini-brains.

For this yearly conference PhD students from all Dutch universities are encouraged to give a 7 minute presentation followed by a 3 minute Q/A from an expert panel. This year’s theme was “Affordable and Sustainable Drug Development”. The prize is sponsored by Pfizer Netherlands.

The main goal of Marcel Heinrich’s research on 3D-printed mini-brains is to make the step from 2D in vitro model to in vivo models easier and more efficient and in the end to reduce the use of laboratory animals for drug screening.

An abstract of his research is publiced in Medicines - Independent magazine for drug research 1 Vol 11 Oct 2020.