2 February Hans Clevers receives honorary doctorate from KU Leuven during festive online award ceremony Back to news Hans Clevers, group leader at the Hubrecht Institute, received an honorary doctorate from the KU Leuven during a festive online award ceremony. Clevers is awarded the doctorate for the development of mini organs in the lab. These so-called organoids are used in labs all over the world for many purposes, among which gaining a better understanding of disease and predicting how a patient will respond to a treatment. More information can be found here. Hans Clevers is group leader at the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research and at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology.