Sean Wilson visits the Leiden University Medical Center

The visit of Sean Wilson is a beautiful example of the importance of a multi-node center like reNEW for young researchers. Post-doc Sean Wilson started his career at MCRI, transferred to UCPH to start in a new research group and was able to visit the lab of Ton Rabelink at LUMC and learn from their experiences on the subject of kidney organoids.

The advantages of visiting another center
Sean Wilson is part of the group of Melissa Little and work with kidney organoids. During his visit he gave an inspiring lecture on kidney organoid development and classification called ‘Can the real kidney cell types please stand up?’, which was visited by over a hundred interested employees from the LUMC. The session was moderated by assistant professor Cathelijne van den Berg from the group of Ton Rabelink.

Sean about his visit: “It was fantastic to both present to and meet with researchers who had performed some of the work that inspired me during my PhD. Visiting the centre and laboratories was an incredible opportunity, with a number of potential collaborations now on the table after the face-to-face conversations.”

Hopefully we see more of these international visits by young and talented researchers in the near future!