Robert Passier

Co-founder 
Scientific advisor

Robert is our main scientific advisor. 

He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Stem Cell Technologies of the University of Twente and Professor at the Department of Anatomy and Embryology of the Leiden University Medical Center. His research group focuses on cardiac disease modelling and cardiac regeneration, based on human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). He has extensive experience on cardiotoxicity and cardiac disease using hPSC-derived cardiomyocytes. In his research group human stem cell technologies and micro-engineering technologies are combined, in order to build highly advanced heart-on-chip systems for modelling cardiac disease, drug screening and regenerative medicine. Besides, Robert is leading the research theme “heart-on-a-chip” of the Institute for Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT).