Professor Dr. Christine Mummery, Developmental Biologist and Stem Cell Researcher (NL)

Christine Mummery is Professor of Developmental Biology at Leiden University Medical Center. She was president of the International Society of Stem Cell research 2020-21. With stem cells she develops organ-like models to seek potential drug targets.

Portrait Professor Dr. Christine Mummery

Professor Dr. Christine Mummery

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In Leiden University Medical Center, Christine Mummery heads the facility for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). In 2008, she became Chair of Developmental Biology at Leiden University Medical Centre and was department head from 2009-2020. Her current research concerns modelling cardiovascular diseases using stem cells from patients and developing organ-on-chip models of multiple organs, organoids, for safety pharmacology and drug targets.

She co-founded the European Organ on Chip Society and the Netherlands Human Disease Modelling Technology organization. She was founding editor of the ISSCR journal Stem Cell Reports. She was awarded numerous research grants for her outstanding ideas, such as two European Research Council grants and is member several scientific boards and Science Academies, such as the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science.