prof.dr. P.C.J.J. Passier (Robert)

Full Professor


Medicine & Life Sciences
Cardiac Myocytes
Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Pluripotent Stem Cells
Engineering & Materials Science
Cell Culture
Stem Cells

Ancillary Activities

  • River BioMedics
    Supervisory Board, non-executive director
  • NWO/ZonMw/NHS
    committeemember ZonMw/NWO/NHS
  • International Scientific Research Organisations
    Evaluation of international research projects, consortia and PhD theses
  • Biomedicines
    Section Editor-in-Chief of Biomedicines


Mostert, D., Jorba, I., Groenen, B. G. W. , Passier, R., Goumans, M. J. T. H., van Boxtel, H. A., Kurniawan, N. A., Bouten, C. V. C., & Klouda, L. (2023). Methacrylated human recombinant collagen peptide as a hydrogel for manipulating and monitoring stiffness-related cardiac cell behavior. iScience, 26(4), [106423]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2023.106423
Rivera-Arbeláez, J. M., Keekstra, D., Cofiño-Fabres, C., Boonen, T., Dostanic, M., ten Den, S. A., Vermeul, K., Mastrangeli, M. , van den Berg, A. , Segerink, L. I., Ribeiro, M. C. , Strisciuglio, N. , & Passier, R. (2023). Automated assessment of human engineered heart tissues using deep learning and template matching for segmentation and tracking. Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, 8(3), [e10513]. https://doi.org/10.1002/btm2.10513
Rivera Arbeláez, J. M. (2023). Following the dots: Versatile and modular approach for engineering and analyzing three-dimensional cardiac tissues. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555272
van der Velden, J., Asselbergs, F. W., Bakkers, J., Batkai, S., Bertrand, L., Bezzina, C. R., Bot, I., Brundel, B. J. J. M., Carrier, L., Chamuleau, S., Ciccarelli, M., Dawson, D., Davidson, S. M., Dendorfer, A., Duncker, D. J., Eschenhagen, T., Fabritz, L., Falcão-Pires, I., Ferdinandy, P., ... Thum, T. (2022). Animal models and animal-free innovations for cardiovascular research: current status and routes to be explored. Consensus document of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function and the ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart. Cardiovascular Research, 118(15), 3016-3051. https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvab370
Mostert, D., Groenen, B., Klouda, L. , Passier, R., Goumans, M. J., Kurniawan, N. A., & Bouten, C. V. C. (2022). Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes align under cyclic strain when guided by cardiac fibroblasts. APL Bioengineering, 6(4), [046108]. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0108914
Rivera Arbelaez, J. M., Kutucu, C., Snippert, D., Dannenberg, M., Cofino Fabres, C. , van den Berg, A. , Ribeiro, M. , Passier, R. , & Segerink, L. (2022). Effect of continuous electrical stimulation on engineered 3D cardiac tissues using hPSCs in a versatile platform. Abstract from NanoBioTech-Montreux Conference 2022, Montreux, Switzerland.
Vivas, A. (2022). Microfluidic and microengineered systems for automated cardiac organ-on-a-chip tissue culture. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554930

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