Regina Luttge receives ERC Grant

Dr. Regina Luttge, associate professor in the research group Microsystems, receives a € 150,000 Proof-of-Concept Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop a micro-bioreactor for brain cells.

The Proof-of-Concept Grants are awarded to researchers who have previously received another ERC grant for their research. With the newly awarded grant they can further develop, patent or investigate whether there is a market for their discovery, arising from that research. 


Within the framework of her ERC Starting Grant project, Regina Luttge developed a special micro-bioreactor for brain cells, where the cells are trapped in a pattern of silicon etched wells. Each well is connected to a tiny electrode, with which the electrical activity of the cells can be measured. She wants to use the Proof-of-Concept Grant to investigate if this micro-reactor can be used for commercial applications in neuroscience.

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