Crash


Crash .
We had a strange encounter on the dutch Wadden Sea island Terschelling, that very same – long – moment of the crash of the Malaysian MH17 plane with 300 people 15.20 dutch time (CEST) July 17, 2014.

Encounter ~
We were unaware of the MH17 crashing at that very moment far away in Ukraine , while my wife and I – cycling on the dutch island Terschelling – had that strange accidental encounter at the crossing of winding bicycle paths in the middle of the woods of West-Terschelling , where we came across family – our (grand)children – also touring there by bike.

Crash ~
The MH17 Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200 plane crashed after being hit by a Russian-made Buk missile over Ukraine, near the Ukrainian- Russian border. All 298 occupants (including ~ 200 dutch) were killed.

Feathers on our path ~
Next , an hour later – the first picture I made were these feathers on our path at Terschelling.
Crash ~ Music : Europa by Yehezkel Raz | Artlist ~ Film : 20200718 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com | miracles.media

 

NOTE – additional explanation:
The confluence concerns 2 matters:
1) a completely unexpected meeting in the middle of the forest with family .. which in retrospect turns out to have taken place at the time of the crash (image of that meeting here in slow motion as a ‘strip’); and
2) the first photo I took shortly thereafter – of bird feathers on the ground – could in retrospect symbolize a crash …

Danse 2000 ~ One Minute of Dance a Day


Danse 2000 ~ One Minute of Dance a Day

Dancing July 5th, starting 11h11 – all together via internet with ZOOM for the 2000th daily dance with the french performance artist Nadia Vadori-Gauthier ( @uneminutededanseparjour #oneminuteofdanceaday ) as part of Nadia’s project ‘One Minute of Dance a Day’ .
Following the Charlie Hebdo attack on January 7, 2015 Nadia Vadori-Gauthier established her project ‘Une minute de danse par jour’ and has been dancing daily ever since january 14, 2015 for a minute or a little more. A daily act of poetic resistance, involving dance and video.
For her 2000th dance she organised this extraordinary event ‘2000 danses pour la danse 2000’ together with Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse.

Nadia’s Motto 

…as Nietzsche once said…

 

« A day without dancing is a day wasted »

Or, more exactly :
“And lost be the day to us in which a measure hath not been danced. And false be every truth which hath not had laughter along with it!” From: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche in “Thus Spake Zarathustra”.

Nadia’s 2000st dance film

Nadia’s 2000st dance film was publised today July 6 ( 20200706 ) at instagram : @oneminuteofdanceaday | facebook : Une minute de danse par jour @uneminutededanseparjour | and Nadia’s web site : uneminutededanseparjour.com .

We loved it – thank you Nadia , and congrats with your 2000th day of daily dancing.

Below my bonus film

Danse 2000 | 20200705 ~ The one minute film I produced yesterday of that first minute at 11h11 we were dancing live in Nadia’s ZOOM event in a dutch polder – inspired by that windmill in the background, in Alphen, Holland . Recorded with a second camera , and in this edit using a different song (for copyright reasons) and a ‘comic’ filter. Danse 2000 ~ Music : Lie in the Sun by ORKAS | Artlist ~ Film : 20200705 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com | miracles.media .

Danse 2000


Danse 2000 ~ Dancing this morning, July 5th, starting 11h11 – as part of the 2000 dances together via internet with ZOOM for the 2000th daily dance with the french performance artist Nadia Vadori-Gauthier @uneminutededanseparjour #oneminuteofdanceaday

Project ‘One Minute of Dance a Day’
Following the Charlie Hebdo attack on January 7, 2015 Nadia Vadori-Gauthier established her project ‘Une minute de danse par jour’ and has been dancing daily ever since january 14, 2015 for a minute or a little more.
A daily act of poetic resistance, involving dance and video. For her 2000th dance she organised this extraordinary event ‘2000 danses pour la danse 2000’ together with Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse. More on her site – http://www.uneminutededanseparjour.com/en/the-project/ .

Here a film of our first minute dancing in a dutch polder, inspired by that windmill in the background in Alphen, Holland.
Edited here with a different song (for copyright reasons), and with a ‘comic strip’ effect. The original song was Search Your Heart by The Hearts.

Danse 2000 ~ Music : Lie in the Sun by ORKAS | Artlist ~ Film : 20200705 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com | miracles.media

Isolation of Islets of Langerhans for Transplantation in Type-1 Diabetic Patients


Isolation of Islets of Langerhans for Transplantation in Type-1 Diabetic Patients.
Here a film made of my ‘powerpoint’ presentation Feb 22, 2000 – on behalf of our Surgical Department – at the Opening Symposium of the Interdivisional GMP (‘Good Manufacturing Practice’) facility of the Leiden University Medical Centre – the LUMC in Leiden, Holland.

Background
I first started – with a background in biochemistry and philosophy – some 20 years earlier (from 1981) research at the Department of Surgery of the Leiden University Hospital (AZL) in the field of transplantation of the pancreas organ to cure diabetes.

Succesful Experiment Islet Transplantation
From 1986 my focus shifted to innovative procedures for the isolation out of the pancreas organ, of the ca 1 million islets of Langerhans – the insulin producing cell clumps with a size between ca 0.1 to 1 mm , that is 0.004 to 0,04 inch.
In 1989 we performed the first successful autologous transplantations in Holland (in collaboration with the Minneapolis Islet Lab with Jane Field and David Sutherland) – for the first time world-wide with pure islets using our novel procedure of using the organ preservation UW solution (University of Wisconsin / collaboration with dr Robert Carter , Du Pont, UK) during isolation in a pre-clinical large animal diabetes model – with long term transplant functioning with near-normal blood sugar regulation.

First series of human islet isolations , 1989-1990
Next in 1989-1990 we performed a first series of islet isolations from human donor pancreases using our novel techniques of isolation and purification in UW organ preservation solution – in association with a European Concerted Action for the Treatment of Diabetes – the Brussels headed (Daniel Pipeleers) ‘Multicenter program on the treatment of diabetes by islet cell transplantation’.

Exploring human islet work
Subsequently – after some years of exploring options for animal to human islet transplantation , using pig pancreas islets – so-called xenotransplantation – I was asked in 1997 to explore the requirements for operationalization of clinical islet transplantation in the LUMC. December 1997 our Surgical Department decided to go for it.

Establishing the human islet isolation laboratory in Leiden.
In 1998 after a month working in dr Camillo Ricordi’s Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, I started a large series of human islet isolation procedures in Leiden, and from september 1998 documenting the detailed GMP (‘Good Manufacturing Practice’) standard operating procedures, as well as ‘building’ our clinical islet isolation clean room with help from the Miami team in close cooperation with dr. Amon Wafelman (department of Clinical Pharmacy & Toxicology) managing the building of our brand new Interdivisional GMP-facility LUMC (IGFL) of six clean rooms and two chemical product laboratories – that was opened officially Feb 22, 2000 with the symposium, a film, and a tour in the GMP facility.
One year later the GMP islet facility was fully operational and summer 2001 we got a cautious green light (GMP license) for clinical transplantation of any high quality – approved – islet preparations.
Around the same time islet transplantation suddenly became very promising with ‘The Edmonton protocol’. However with the fast increase of logistic and financial demands, and reorganization between LUMC divisions it took till 2007 to finally start first transplants by an expanded islet team in the LUMC clinical islet center in Leiden.
Worldwide since 2000 several hundred people have received islet transplants that generally do not result in long term insulin independence , but do help sugar regulation in the transplant recipients.

Notes :
Links to some publications, news paper reports etc will follow later.

Updates:

Post updated with more details 20191215

Presentation ‘Isolation of Islets of Langerhans for Transplantation in Type-1 Diabetic Patients’ by Michel van der Burg, Feb 22, 2000 – Opening Symposium of the Interdivisional GMP facility of the Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands. Film : 20191213 Michel van der Burg | miracles.media

Screen


① memo 20181123 ~ Screen ~ Behind the screen during Shorts at Sea screening aboard The Musette on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale , Florida – a special event of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival , FLIFF Nov 12 , 2018