Heleen Middelkamp PhD, is the support coordinator for EUROoCS. Furthermore, she works at the University of Twente in Enschede as a research assistant for the Dutch hDMT consortium.

Heleen obtained her BSc. Biomedical laboratory research at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede. Her BSc. thesis was performed at the University of Iowa (US) and was focused on measuring the in vivo effects of a new anti-cancer compound. Her MSc. in Health Sciences was obtained at the University of Twente, where her Master thesis was focused on the possibility of improving the drug development process using Organs-on-Chips. After graduating, she started at the group of prof. dr. Andries van der Meer as a researcher where she combined both her research programs and incorporated MCDA models in the development of a thrombosis-on-a-chip model. She then proceeded in the collaborative TURBO project together with the Radboud University Medical Center and which involved differentiating cells in a microfluidic platform with the intention to develop a blood-brain-barrier-on-a-chip model. Afterwards Heleen has worked for the Netherlands organ on chip initiative (NOCI) on her Ph.D. thesis titled: ‘Microfluidic vessels-on-chips for vascular disease modelling’ which she defended in September 2023.


  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Vascular Bundle
    • Endothelial Cell
    • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell
    • Macrophage
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease
  • Engineering

    • Models
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

    • Vascularization



A Blood-vessel-on-chip to characterize trained immunity in endothelial cells. Le, K., Goosen - Middelkamp, H. H. T., Do, L., Netea, M., Jonkers, I., Orlova, V., Withoff, S., van der Meer, A. & Kumar, V.
Organ-on-a-chip technology: a novel approach to investigate cardiovascular diseasesCardiovascular Research, 117(14), 2742-2754. Paloschi, V., Sabater-Lleal, M., Middelkamp, H., Vivas, A., Johansson, S., van der Meer, A., Tenje, M. & Maegdefessel, L.https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvab0883D Blood Vessels-on-Chip for atherosclerosis modellingIn 25th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences: 10-14 October 2021, Palm Springs, CA, USA (pp. 16931694). Middelkamp, H. H. T., van den Berg, A. & van der Meer, A. D.Cell type-specific changes in transcriptomic profiles of endothelial cells, iPSC-derived neurons and astrocytes cultured on microfluidic chipsScientific reports, 11(1), Article 2281. Middelkamp, H. H. T., Verboven, A. H. A., de Sá Vivas, A. G., Schoenmaker, C., Klein Gunnewiek, T. M., Passier, R., Albers, C. A., 't Hoen, P. A. C., Nadif Kasri, N. & van der Meer, A. D.https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81933-x
Using 3D-printing to fabricate a microfluidic vascular model to mimic arterial thrombosisIn 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2017 (pp. 1070-1071). The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society. Albers, H. J., Linssen, J. E. A., Costa, P. F., Middelkamp, H. H. T., van der Hout, L., Malda, J., Passier, R., van den Berg, A. & van der Meer, A. D.

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