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



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


  • 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


van Loo, S. R., ten Den, S. A. , Araújo-Gomes, N., de Jong, V., Snabel, R. , Schot, M. R., Rivera Arbelaez, J. M., Veenstra, G. J. , Passier, R. , Kamperman, T. , & Leijten, J. (2023). Mass production of lumenogenic human embryoid bodies and functional cardiospheres using in-air-generated microcapsules. Nature communications, 14, Article 6685. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-42297-0
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), Article 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), Article e10513. Advance online publication. 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), Article 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.

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