Dr. Mark Post

Dr. Mark Post

Faculty

Medicine & Biotechnology

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Areas of Expertise

Medicine  •  Biotech  •  Digital Biology

About Mark

Professor Mark Post first got involved in a Dutch government-funded programme investigating “in vitro meat” in 2008, when he was a professor of tissue engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The programme had been initiated by Wilem van Eelen, an 86-year-old entrepreneur who held a long-time fascination for the possibility of culturing meat.When the director of the programme fell ill, about mid-way through the programme, Post took over supervision of the PhD students. Motivated by the potentially high societal impact, he continued research even after the funding had ended in 2010.

Renewed funding by a private partner enabled the realisation of a project to create a processed meat product using muscle cells from a cow.Professor Post received his medical degree from the University of Utrecht in 1982 and trained for a PhD in Pulmonary Pharmacology, graduating from the University of Utrecht in 1989.He joined the KNAW Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands before being appointed full-time Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 1996. Five years later, he moved with his lab to Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, and was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine and of Physiology.

In July 2002, Dr. Post returned to the Netherlands as a Professor of Vascular Physiology at Maastricht University and Professor of Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven. Since January 2004 he has been Chair of Physiology at Maastricht University.

The Meat Revolution

Meet the new meat | TEDxHaarlem

Cultured beef for food-security and the environment: TEDxMaastricht

Future of Energy I Digitizing Food: In Vitro Burgers I SingularityU Czech Summit 2018

Bioengineering Meat Is The Key to Survival

Making Meat Futureproof

Food for All | SingularityU Italy Summit 2018

Futuro de la Comida | SingularityU Colombia Summit 2018

Our Tomorrow - Envisions the meat cultivator

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