A new way of thinking.
Together with its partners, Utrecht University has made plans to tackle fourteen key societal challenges. The collaboration takes place in twenty hubs. Hubs are the ultimate representation of a new way of thinking: one that is not based on the application or 'valorisation' of previously acquired academic knowledge but on joining forces with others to ponder research questions and strategies
Long lasting multidisciplinary collaborations
The four Life Sciences hubs aim to bring excellent researchers from different disciplines together to work on societal relevant issues and scientific breakthroughs within the framework of One Health, Personalised Medicine & Health, Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells and Science for Life. The hubs stimulate productive and long lasting multidisciplinary collaborations with public and/or private stakeholders thereby creating shared value and, hence, societal and economic benefit.
Utrecht Advanced In Vitro Models hub (U-AIM)
How can the co-creation, application and valorisation of in vitro models using beyond state-of-the-art technologies be improved leading to the reduction of animal experimentation?
Utrecht Exposome hub
How does the totality of exposures that a person experiences combined with the associated biological response, relate to health and disease?
Utrecht Molecular Immunology hub
How can novel ways of immune interventions improve immune responses in human and veterinary health and disease?
Utrecht Platform for Organoid Technology
How can the use of organoid models be optimised and improved in order to develop organoid based tests for personalised medicine?