Magda Gerigk

4th year student in Engineering

Glioblastoma is the most common and lethal malignant primary brain tumour, with a median survival of 14 months. With the urgency to provide a technology for identifying new candidate drugs for treating glioblastoma and the push to reduce in vivo approaches, my PhD project focuses on the development of an organ-on-a-chip model to study the interactions between glioblastoma and vasculature. My chip is optimized for a 3D culture of patient-derived glioblastoma cells and includes an artificial microvessel which mimics the blood-brain barrier. I have therefore established a clinically relevant tumour model that can be used for investigating resistance to chemotherapy.

The photo shows Duo Zhang collecting the award on behalf of Magda Gerigk.

Other 2019 award winners

Sean Chia

Yeonsik Choi

Bethany Connolly

Garazi Gomez De Segura Solay

Carol Ibe

Marina Konstantatou

Samer Kurdi

Yuanyuan Liu

Veselina Petrova

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Taylor Uekert

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