Organ-on-a-Chip e-Symposium


Date: 19 May 2021   Time: 13:30 - 16:00

Wednesday afternoon monthly e-Symposia series 2021 at 1.30pm - 4pm BST with an exciting keynote and open call for additional talks.Register here.

Keynote speaker: Dr Shannon Stott – Harvard Medical School

Chair: Adrian Biddle, QMUL

1.30pm: Abstract presentations (15 min)

  • Jochen Kuehnl, Beiersdorf AG: "Use of a microphysiological system integrating skin and liver models to investigate exposure scenario-dependent effects on the metabolic fate of chemicals and tissue responses"
  • Abhinav Bhushan, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology:"Intestine-Microbiota-on-a-chip to Study Effects of Bacteria on Drug Metabolism"
  • Gwenaëlle Rabussier, MIMETAS BV: "3D microphysiological placenta in-vitro model for high-throughput barrier and transport studies"

2.15pm: Flash talks (5 min)

  • Xiao Wan, Target Discovery Institute, University of Oxford: "From Popular Kinases to Orphan Receptors: 3D Perfused Models as a tool for Target Discovery"
  • Alice Scemama, Queen Mary University of London: "A 3Rs approach to tumour metastasis: investigating the role of cancer stem cells in metastasis of OSCC using an in vitro microfluidic model"
  • Lea de Maddalena, AlveoliX AG: "IPF-on-chip: A new tool for antifibrotic drug efficacy study"

2.30pm – 3pm: Q&A

3.00pm - Keynote: Dr Shannon Stott, Harvard Medical School: "Microfluidics for the Interrogation of Complex Clinical Specimens" (45 min plus Q&A)

Call for abstracts

Abstract talks will be of approximately 20 minutes duration, and ECRs and PhD students are encouraged to apply. We will have the option of including 5 minute 'flash talks' that will be reserved for ECRs and PhD students to maximise the opportunities to speak.

Please submit abstracts (350 words max) using the abstract submission form, and e-mail to

Updated by: Julia Coffey