The INTENS consortium is uniquely positioned to complete this ambitious effort as we have an internationally pre-eminent, multi-disciplinary team, which possesses a combination of expertise from basic molecular biology, engineering, and surgery, combining knowledge from universities, hospitals and industry. Importantly we are one of the few groups in the world with experience, infrastructure, and track record to translate regenerative medicine solutions to patients, including true clinical translation of tissue engineered organs.

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The INTENS consortium consists of a multidisciplinary group of researchers working in the following organisations:


1 UCL logo University College London (UCL)
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Institute of Child Health
Principal investigator and coordinator of INTENS: Prof. Paolo De Coppi
European Project Manager: Silvia Gigli (left in September 2021)
KNAW Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen (KNAW)
Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research
Principal investigator: Prof. Hans Clevers
3 BRIC logo 3 BRIC logo Kobenhavns Universitet (UCPH)
Biotech Research and Innovation Centre
Principal investigator: Dr. Kim Jensen
The Francis Crick Institute Limited (FCI)
Principal investigator: Dr. Vivian Li
5 STEM logo Stemcell Technologies UK LTD (STEM)
Principal investigator: Dr. Ryan Conder
6 EPFL logo
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Laboratory of Stem Cell Bioenginnering
Principal investigator: Prof. Matthias Lutolf
7 UCAM The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (UCAM)
Department of Surgery, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Principal investigator: Dr. Ludovic Vallier
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
Principal investigator: Dr. Tracy Grikscheit
9 UEDIN logo
The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN)
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Principal investigator: Prof. Clare Blackburn