A platform in which materials and technologies will be developed to stimulate research with so-called organotypic skin, small pieces of cultured skin. The goal of this project is to widely implement these skin models for better skin research and facilitate the development of novel therapeutics for skin diseases.

The Platform for Alternative Skin Tests for sustainable Future science (PAST4FUTURE) is a consortium led by the Radboudumc. This project is carried out together with partners from the Radboud University, VU University Medical Center, Leiden University Medical Center, Association of Cooperating Burns Centers in the Netherlands, CELLnTEC Advanced Cell Systems AG, and TropIQ Health Sciences.


Consortium leader: Prof. Ellen van den Bogaard
Laboratory for Experimental Dermatology
Radboud university medical center

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

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New research opportunities!

The PAST4FUTURE project has been the initiator of many more research project that have been funded during the last years. The organotypic skin models are in great demand for so many fields of interest and its applicability will only grow in the coming decade. We are extremely proud to list the following projects that have…

Conference presentations

Luca Meesters and Noa van den Brink, both PhD students from the lab of Ellen van den Bogaard, presented their research at the annual meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) and at the satellite symposium of the European Epidermal Barrier Research Network (E2BRN), both in Amsterdam. It was great to meet with…

‘Such model will enable fundamental biological studies for a better understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of psoriasis and aid in novel therapeutic target identification and drug development studies.’

Exp Dermatol (2018) 27(5):512-519.