A novel microfluidic system for research on congenital disorders
Despite progress in understanding the pregnancy and birth process, there is still a lot to be explored regarding congenital anomalies, the structural or functional disorders that occur during foetal development. The EU-funded DOMES project aims to identify the environmental factors that contribute to the manifestation of these disorders. More specifically, the project will focus on developing an innovative microfluidic 3D cell culture platform for the study of the factors that impact tissue and organogenesis and their pathogenic mechanisms. The focus will be given to the effect of drugs and endocrine disruptors on the collecting duct system and their impact on congenital diseases of the kidney.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme