Interview in “Kennis café: Baby’s maken”, De Balie, an important culture and politics center in Amsterdam, on 16th Nov 2015. The live interview is at:


Interview in the nation-wide newspaper Volkskrant (7th Oct 2015)


The manuscript “Kidney organoids from human iPS cells contain multiple lineages and model human nephrogenesis” from Takasato et al made it to the cover of Nature (22 Oct 2015, Vol 526, No 7574). Overview of media attention:


KeyGenes website and webapp launched!
KeyGenes is an algorithm that helps predict the identity of your differentiated (human) cells.


Susana will participate as one of the European consortium PluriMes “outreach champions” in the public engagement event taking place at ISSCR, in Stockholm, Sweden.


Chuva de Sousa Lopes will feature in the TV documentary “de volmaakte mens” made by VPRO, to be broadcasted 13 May at 23:00 npo2


Chuva de Sousa Lopes has joined the editorial board of the Scientific Reports, from Nature Publishing Group. Scientific Reports is an online multidisciplinary journal.




All Ears – Picture of the day
published on BPoD – Biomedical Picture of the Day.


IV Workshop de Genética
Susana took part in the jury to select the best PhD thesis of 2013 during the IV Workshop de Genetica, 25-28 Nov 2013, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirao Preto, USP, Brazil.



Susana has been appointed Visiting Professor at the in the Department of Urogynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gent, Belgium from 1 October 2013 on “Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Epigenetics”.


Susana has been appointed Executive Editor of GENE. GENE is a journal from Elsevier that publishes papers that focus on the regulation, expression, function and evolution of genes in all biological contexts, including all prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, as well as viruses.


Our article accepted in Neural Development “Neurosensory development and cell fate determination in the human cochlea” has been chosen to be included as a research article in a Neuroscience special edition of BioMed Central’s online magazine, Biome. The magazine highlights only the top quality research from BioMed Central’s portfolio of journals. This special edition will be published to coincide with this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting