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Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network


Past Events

September 2020

  Wed 30 Sep
 - Thu 1 Oct 2020
Image: Conference: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture 2020
on-line event
The programme for ACTC 2020 covers a wide range of interesting, relevant topics with a great line-up of keynote speakers anticipated. Session topics include: Advanced Skin & Respiratory Models Novel Models for Studying Neurological Diseases In Vitro Models for Animal Replacement Developments within In Vitro Cancer Research Advanced Cell Culture; 3D, Fluid Flow & Co-culture Computer modelling of 3D and Flow Diabetes and other age-related disorders...
  Wed 16 Sep 2020
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip symposium
Please join us for an afternoon of research talks on the latest developments in organ-on-a-chip and in vitro models technology. The keynote lecture will be from Prof. Milica Radisic, University of Toronto: "Advances in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering" Abstract presentations: Vivek V Thacker, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: "SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to rapid endothelial infection and endothelialitis in a human alveolus-on-chip infection model" Joana F. Neves, Centre...

August 2020

  Sun 23
 - Thu 27 Aug 2020
Image: Conference: 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
Maastricht, Netherlands
The 11th World Congress on Alternatives and the Use of Animal in the Life Sciences will explore the latest in 3R R&D and will provide a multidisciplinary programme covering more traditional themes as well as very latest issues and novel developments in the field of alternatives to animal testing in the life sciences.

July 2020

  Wed 22 Jul 2020
  13:00 - 16:00
Image: Centre for In Vitro Predictive Models Launch Symposium
On-line event
To kick off the new Centre for In Vitro Predictive Models, we will be hosting a seminar series on development of advanced in vitro models. Please join us in celebrating the launch of the Centre for In Vitro Predictive Models (CPM) at Queen Mary University of London: 22 July, 1pm - 4pm BST. The CPM is a multi-disciplinary centre focused on the development and application of next-generation in vitro models of human tissues, organs, and diseases. The symposium will include a keynote lecture...
  Wed 15 Jul 2020
  13:00 - 15:00
Image: QMUL- Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre e-Launch
On-line event
Members of the Network are invited to the e-Launch of the Queen Mary&Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre, a new collaborative venture between Emulate, Inc. and Queen Mary University of London - providing access to Emulate’s Organs-on-Chips platform to industry and academic members of the UK Organ-on-a-chip Technologies Network.   The e-launch event is free and open to all with advanced registration. The programme includes opening remarks from Dr Alison Cave (Innovate UK) followed by an...
  Wed 8
 - Thu 9 Jul 2020
Image: EUROoCS 2020
On-line event
We are very glad to warmly welcome you at the 2nd annual EUROoCS meeting on 8 and 9 July 2020, where the most recent results related to research, development and application of OoC will be presented and discussed. EUROoCS 2020 is an online virtual meeting, that will be organized and supported by the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to exciting talks, chat with the poster presenters, and win one of the ‘best presentation’ or ‘best poster’...
  Thu 2 Jul 2020
  12:30 - 16:30
Image: Microfluidics Consortium - European Open Day
On-line event
The mission of the MF11 consortium is to grow the market for Microfluidics-enabled products and services. Help us to make it happen! With the support of Jesus Rodrigues Manzano's team at the new Department for Infectious Disease at Imperial College London the MF11 Microfluidics Consortium invites you to join us on July 2nd from 12:30 to 4:30pm (UK time) to see leading edge technology demonstrations and engage in the debates our consortium is championing MF7 Open Day including: New...

June 2020

  Tue 30 Jun 2020
  16:00 - 17:00
Image: Organs-on-Chips for Drug Development
Presenter: Geraldine A. Hamilton, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Emulate, Inc. 4pm BST (11am EDT) In the pharmaceutical industry, there is a need for more human-relevant preclinical models that can enable a mechanistic understanding of human diseases and drug action, and ultimately increase the success rates for drug candidates. In this webinar, we will highlight how our platform, the Human Emulation System®, can be used across the drug development process, with a focus on...
  Mon 29 Jun
 - Sun 19 Jul 2020
Image: Organ-on-a-chip: current gaps and future directions - ON DEMAND
On-line venue
This conference was originally held in December 2019 and the speaker presentations are now available to watch on demand. These talks review where the current state of the art is, where the bottle necks are and where the future directions lay. Join us online to benefit from hearing a candid and critical perspective on the technology by leading academics, end users, regulators and manufacturers, and determine if the technology is able to replace more conventional approaches and, if not, where...
  Tue 23
 - Wed 24 Jun 2020
Image: Conference: Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip & Organoids Europe 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SelectBIO Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip & Organoids Europe 2020 focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. These clusters of "assembled cells" have functional significance and can mimic in vivo organ structure. Liver cells assembled on-board chips in a physiologically-relevant architecture using microfluidics can, for instance, be utilized for toxicity screening and...
  Tue 2
 - Wed 3 Jun 2020
Cardiff, UK
CALL FOR PAPERS - deadline Friday 29 November The conference offers a great networking opportunity, bringing together industry and academic researchers working in all areas of in vitro cell culture to exchange knowledge, promote their activities and set up new collaborative projects. Session topics include: - Advanced Skin & Respiratory Models - Novel Models for Studying Neurological Diseases - In Vitro Models for Animal Replacement - Developments within In Vitro Cancer Research -...
  Tue 2
 - Wed 3 Jun 2020
Image: Conference: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture
Cardiff, UK
The conference offers a great networking opportunity, bringing together industry and academic researchers working in all areas of in vitro cell culture to exchange knowledge, promote their activities and set up new collaborative projects. The programme for ACTC 2020 Cardiff covers a wide range of interesting, relevant topics with a great line-up of keynote speakers anticipated. Session topics include: Advanced Skin & Respiratory Models; Novel Models for Studying Neurological Diseases; In...

May 2020

  Fri 15 May 2020
  09:00 - 17:00
Image: Lab-on-a-Chip - Fundamentals and Applications of Chemical and Biological Microsystems POSTPONED
Hull, UK
POSTPONED Our meeting will bring together researchers developing and applying microfluidic systems for chemical and biological applications from the UK and beyond. The one day event will provide an opportunity to network, present posters and hear talks on a wide variety of cutting-edge topics on both fundamental aspects and applications of lab-on-a-chip devices. This event is funded by the Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network.
  Thu 7 May 2020
  16:00 - 00:00
Image: EmulateLung-Chip: Accelerating Study of Viral Infection and Therapeutics
Emulate Webinar
This Emulate webinar will highlight how researchers can use our Lung-Chip to study pathogenesis of viral infection and to test efficacy of antiviral therapeutics. Join us to learn how the Airway Lung-Chip and Alveolus Lung-Chip can help provide human relevant preclinical data to improve translation from animal models to the clinic and help accelerate development of medical countermeasures for COVID-19. NB: Webinar starts 4pm (BST) Register now:
  Wed 6
 - Wed 20 May 2020
Image: Tissue Talks
Columbia University, USA: Zoom
The Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, at Columbia University, USA are running a series of Tissue Talks over Zoom every Wed at 3pm EST (8pm UK). Register here:

April 2020

  Mon 27 Apr
 - Fri 1 May 2020
Image: Conference: Microphysiological Systems - from organoids to organs-on-chip
Cargèse, Corsica
The use of micro-physiological systems have led both to fundamental insights into the mechanisms of organogenesis, and is opening the door to numerous clinical applications. As research advances, our mechanistic understanding on the role of the microenvironment will require cooperation between an expanding number of fields of science. The aim of this conference is to gather together researchers coming from the many fields that define the new paradigm of micro-physiological systems, from...

December 2019

  Mon 2 Dec 2019
  00:00 - 00:00
Image: Conference: Organ-on-a-Chip: Current Gaps and Future Directions
Stevenage, UK
A Biochemical Society Scientific Meeting Organ-on-a-Chip is a hot topic and one of keen interest to many scientists working in translational sciences. Whilst the technology is still in its infancy, Organ-on-a-Chip is expected to deliver game changing solutions and progressively increase our capacity to gain greater insight into mechanisms of human disease, toxicity and early efficacy assessment of new therapies. There are many Organ-on-a-Chip start-ups that have developed within academic...

November 2019

  Mon 18
 - Thu 21 Nov 2019
Workshop: Addressing the global rise in antimicrobial resistant infections through lab-on-a-chip technology
Mumbai, India
One of the main reasons for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the lack of reliable diagnostic tools to provide the healthcare professionals with insight on whether an antibiotic would be effective or not. Lab-on-Chip diagnostic platforms have the...
  Sun 10
 - Wed 13 Nov 2019
Image: Goodbye Flat Biology: Advancing 3D-based Models for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery
Berlin, Germany
The 4th edition of this highly successful conference will focus on the latest advances in 3D-based cellular models and emerging topics in the areas of cell architecture, mechanobiology, the immune microenvironment, high level imaging and high-content analysis for cancer therapeutics. The conference format is designed to encourage networking in order to develop approaches that translate to outcomes. Who should attend? Faculty, postdocs, and trainees interested in the techniques and...

October 2019

  Mon 14
 - Tue 15 Oct 2019
Conference: SelectBio Organ on a Chip World Congress 2019
Coronado Island, California

September 2019

  Thu 12
 - Fri 13 Sep 2019
Image: Lab-on-a-chip technology in biochemistry: a hands-on workshop
Hull, UK
This 2-day training event will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art approaches to lab-on-a-chip, from materials and fabrication to biochemical and biomedical research applications. With hands-on sessions building on the talks, this event will be a unique opportunity to explore what has been highlighted in recent years as a hot research topic in biomedicine and the biosciences. The programme will also include a session focused on an industry perspective of these...
  Wed 11
 - Thu 12 Sep 2019
C3Bio training workshop on Lab-on-Chip
Bath, UK
A hands-on training workshop on Lab-on-Chip with both lectures and lab sessions. Sessions include: -biosensors construction -Lab-on-Chip computer design -device prototyping -device measurement and testing Registration fee includes all...
  Wed 11 Sep 2019
  16:45 - 20:00
Image: 2019 CRACK IT Reception
London, UK
On 11 September 2019, we are hosting an evening reception to launch a review of the NC3Rs CRACK IT open innovation platform which funds collaborations between industry, academia and SMEs on 3Rs R&D. The reception will provide an opportunity to hear about the new technologies and products delivered through CRACK IT and to meet with some of the scientists and engineers working on CRACK IT projects.
  Thu 5
 - Fri 6 Sep 2019
Image: Conference: BioMedEng 2019
London, UK
The UK's largest gathering of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers & Bioengineers,hosted by the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College. Our delegates will include academics and students from leading universities and research centres across the UK and beyond, as well as clinicians from the NHS, industrial partners from MedTech companies, leading executives of research councils and charities including the EPSRC and Wellcome Trust, and Venture Capital Investors. http://www3...
  Thu 5 Sep 2019
  09:30 - 18:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network: Autumn Event
London, UK
The Network is running a one day organ-on-a-chip event on 5 September at this year's BioMedEng19. The OOAC session programme includes: - Presentations from network funded sabbatical projects - Open OOAC and artificial organs research conference session - Special Interest Groups & Networking sessions - OOAC plenary lecture Event registration will be through BioMedEng, where network members are offered special one day attendance rates using the code OOAC 2019 Please use this link...

July 2019

  Tue 16 Jul 2019
  14:00 - 17:00
Image: London cancer and stem cell in vitro models club
London, UK
This event takes place in the Perrin LT, Blizard Institute and is followed by drinks in the Old Library, Garrod Building, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. The event is FREE to attend. No registration required. Please see event website for further details.
  Tue 2
 - Wed 3 Jul 2019
Image: Conference: EUROoC European Organ-on-a-Chip Conference
Graz, Austria
The EUROoC 2019 is a scientific meeting focused on the challenges in the process of designing, fabricating, and implementing microphysiological cell culture systems addressing topics such as microfabrication of 3D matrices, integration of miniaturised sensors, microfluidic interfacing, cellular engineering, parallelization and automation.

June 2019

  Wed 26
 - Fri 28 Jun 2019
Intestinal & Cardiovascular Organoids: practical course and symposium
IMBA, Vienna
Learn to establish, culture and manipulate intestinal organoids and cardiovascular organoids on this hands-on organoid course.
  Sun 23 Jun 2019
  09:00 - 16:30
Transducers-eurosensors 2019
Berlin, Germany
A variety of Short Courses will be offered on Sunday, 23 June from 09:00 - 16:30 covering the four topics of Machine Learning, Electrical Bio-Interfaces, Flexible IoT and Lab/Organ on Chip.
  Tue 18
 - Wed 19 Jun 2019
Image: Conference: Organ-on-a-Chip & Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Thu 13
 - Fri 14 Jun 2019
Conference: SelectBio 3D-Culture, Organoids and Toxicity Screening Europe 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SelectBIO 3D-Culture, Organoids & Tox Screening Europe 2019 brings together researchers from around the world focusing on the emerging technologies and applications of 3D-culture and organoids, especially as they are impacting drug discovery,...
  Tue 4
 - Wed 5 Jun 2019
Image: Conference: ACTC 2019: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture
Cardiff, UK
The conference offers a great networking opportunity, bringing together industry and academic researchers working in all areas of in vitro cell culture to exchange knowledge, promote their activities and set up new collaborative projects. Call for Papers: deadline for submission is 28 February 2019.

May 2019

  Tue 7
 - Wed 8 May 2019
Image: Conference: BioCHIP Exhibition and Conference 2019
Berlin, Germany
BioCHIP Berlin 2019 is a gathering for manufacturers, developers, researchers and entrepreneurs to present their latest products and share innovations in biochip technology and applications. The focal topics of the exhibition include but are not limited to:Biochips, Microarrays, Microfluidics, Lab-on-a-chip, Biosensors, BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology, Instruments and software, Reagents and consumables. The conference attracts researchers and practitioners from both academia and...

April 2019

  Tue 9 Apr 2019
  09:00 - 17:00
London, UK
Organs on chips are a new exciting possibility to more closely mimic human organ functionality in vitro than conventional 2D or 3D cell cultures. Organs on chips allow both, the emulation of healthy organs as well as the emulation of specific disease...
  Mon 8
 - Tue 9 Apr 2019
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network: Learning and Collaborative Event 2019
London, UK
This event provides a valuable opportunity for network members from academia, healthcare, industry and governance to take part in a range of talks, industry demonstrations, training sessions and network workshops.
  Thu 4
 - Fri 5 Apr 2019
Conference: Organ-on-a-Chip Summit
Berlin, Germany
The Curtis and Wyss Group are organising a summit to bring senior-level executives from all levels of the value chain to learn from practical case studies, understand new technology, share professional opinions, debate on interactive panel...

December 2018

  Thu 6 Dec 2018
  14:00 - 17:00
Image: London Cancer and Stem Cell in vitro Models Club
Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London
We will be holding our Winter edition of the London cancer and stem cell in vitro models club at the Blizard Institute from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Thursday 6th December, followed by drinks from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. The programme will be followed by drinks in the Old Library, Garrod Building, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
  Tue 4
 - Wed 5 Dec 2018
Image: Conference: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture conference
Following the success of the 10th annual Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture conference in Cardiff earlier this year, Kirkstall Ltd will host an additional conference, ACTC 2018 Cambridge, at the University of Cambridge. ACTC 2018 Cambridge will take place over two days on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December 2018 in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The conference offers a great networking opportunity, bringing together industry and academic researchers working in...

October 2018

  Thu 4
 - Fri 5 Oct 2018
Image: Conference: Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress and 3D-Bioprinting
Coronado Island, San Diego

September 2018

  Thu 6
 - Fri 7 Sep 2018
Organ on a Chip Network Launch Event
6th September: Conference Day (9am–5pm: Imperial College, event linked with BioMedEng18) Network Inaugural lecture - Dr Geraldine Hamilton, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Emulate, Inc. Open session for organ-on-a-chip, in vitro model and...

July 2018

  Fri 6 Jul 2018
  14:15 - 17:00
London cancer and stem cell in vitro models club - summer meeting
Perrin Lecture Theatre, Blizard Institute, Queen Mart University of London, 4 Newark Street, London, E1 2AT
Programme: 2:15 pm – Professor Hazel Screen, QMUL. ‘The Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network.’ 2:40 pm – Mr Matthew Dibble, QMUL. ‘Developing an Ovarian Cancer Model on-a-Chip.’ 3:05 pm – break for tea and coffee in the Perrin foyer....

June 2018

  Wed 13
 - Thu 14 Jun 2018
Image: Using organ-on-a-chip technology to reduce animal testing
Geneva, Campus Biotech
This two day course has the following aims: To provide a state of the art review of current methods for in-vitro testing of safety and efficacy of chemicals (including drugs) as well as studying disease and more general medical research. To provide a detailed description of the latest advances in the technologies used for cell culture and the monitoring of cell function. To describe the barriers and drivers to change, particularly the reduction and replacement of animal testing (...

May 2018

  Tue 22
 - Wed 23 May 2018
Conference: Discovery Technologies 2018 - The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group
Alderley Park Conference Centre, Macclesfield, UK
ELRIG is pleased to invite you to the inaugural Discovery Technologies Meeting, to be held at Alderley Park, Macclesfield, UK, on 22nd/23rd May 2018. This exciting new ELRIG meeting will focus on the application of novel and emerging technologies...
  Mon 21
 - Wed 23 May 2018
Conference: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture
School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
The 10th anniversary of the annual Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture conference will be held in The School of Biosciences at Cardiff University from 21st – 23rd of May 2018. ACTC 2018 aims to create an interdisciplinary forum in which over 100...
  Wed 16 May 2018
  00:00 - 00:00
Image: Conference: Building capacity in 3D tissue modelling and its application in cancer research: An interactive hands-on workshop
Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds & University of Leeds (St James's University Hospital Campus), Leeds
A combination of expert technical presentations and hands on sessions will allow delegates to experience cutting edge techniques including: - Precision cut tissue slices, Hanging drop cultures, - SeedEZ & Perfusion Pal - Establishing 3D models, Spheroid arrays; Microfluidics etc Due to capactity of our teaching labs, spaces are strictly limited to 50 delegates and early career researchers (postdocs, PhD students) will be prioritised. Early registration is encouraged to avoid...