Past Events

June 2022

  Thu 23 Jun 2022
  13:30 - 17:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip Summer Symposium
London, UK/Hybrid Event
HOLD THIS DATE - Programme and registration to follow.

May 2022

  Mon 30 May
 - Fri 3 Jun 2022
Image: MPS World Summit 2022
New Orleans, USA
Hosts: Thomas Hartung - Johns Hopkins University; Suzanne Fitzpatrick -U.S. Food & Drug Administration; Don Ingber - Wyss Institute , Harvard The Microphysiological Systems (MPS) World Summit brings together a global audience, including institutions (government, health foundations, charities), the academic research community (universities, research institutes), environmental and human toxicity researchers, the industries (pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical, and others), medical centers and...
  Tue 10
 - Wed 11 May 2022
Image: BioCHIP Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Exhibition and Conference: Call for speakers BIOCHIP Berlin International Forum on BioChips and BioChip Solutions, the principal meeting addressing advanced biochip-related sectors, is offering a unique forum to review the present status, the latest developments and future prospects from both commercial and academic worlds. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Micro- and nanofluidic systems & components. Lab-on-a-chip, organ/body-on-a-chip. ...

April 2022

  Thu 28 Apr 2022
  00:00 - 00:00
Image: Emulate User Event
London, UK
HOLD THE DATE! Progamme coming soon.
  Thu 21
 - Fri 22 Apr 2022
Image: Organ Modelling UK
London, UK
Our Organ Modelling Congress addresses an important and expanding field which provides new understandings in organ functionality and novel approaches to drug development. These engineered human organs using Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip & Organoids are a remarkable tool with the potential to facilitate studies that better predict drug efficacy and thereby reduce cost, time, and failure rates in clinical trials. Further, patient-derived organoids hold promise for personalised medicine, as...

March 2022

  Wed 9 Mar 2022
  16:00 - 20:00
Image: Humanizing the Drug Discovery & Development Process with Organs-on-Chips
11AM - 3PM EST In this GEN Summit, we have assembled an outstanding group of experts to cover a broad range of topics centered around organs-on-chips. A highlight of this event will be a keynote presentation from Dr. Donald Ingber, the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and the pioneer of organ-on-chip technology. During this half-day conference, we will discover together the current state of this disruptive science and how...

February 2022

  Wed 9
 - Thu 10 Feb 2022
Image: Life-on-Chip Conference
Leuven, Belgium
Initiating Convergence in Health Technologies Curious to learn more about the latest cross-over innovations? Then you certainly have to attend our 4th 'Life-on-Chip Conference - Initiating Convergence in Health Technologies' organised by Smart Hub Flemish Brabant and flanders.healthTech (through its founding partners, DSP Valley and MedTech Flanders), BioWin, imec, Antleron, VIB and EIT Health. Micro- and nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, novel manufacturing...

January 2022

  Wed 19 Jan 2022
  14:00 - 15:30
Image: How to apply for a New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) Webinar
Register here! If you're thinking about applying for an MRC New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG), please register for our webinar on Wednesday 19 January 14:00 – 15:30 and join us to find out more about the funding scheme, tips for applying and the opportunity to ask questions, as well as hearing from previously successful applicants.

November 2021

  Tue 30 Nov 2021
  09:00 - 15:30
Image: Biomedical Materials Showcase: Biofabrication and 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications
During this showcase event we will set out Royce's national facilities in Biofabrication and 3D Printing alongside opportunities to access our equipment. Our speakers will also present the future opportunities and key challenges in order for the UK to lead in Biofabrication and 3D Printing applications for healthcare. The event will connect experts and share and advance knowledge, expertise and best practice across the UK. Above all we are seeking to foster collaboration across the industrial...
  Wed 17 Nov 2021
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip e-Symposium
Please join us for an afternoon of research talks on the latest developments in organ-on-a-chip and in vitro models technology. This month's keynote lecture will be from Professor Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco on "Forcing the glycocalyx to drive tumor aggression" Chair: Adrian Biddle QMUL Register Here 1.30 pm Abstract talks: Mairi Sandison, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde: "Adenomyosis-on-a-chip: a 3D endometrial-myometrial microfluidic...
  Wed 3 Nov 2021
  00:00 - 00:00
Image: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture 2021
REGISTER HERE Free of charge for all academic 3DbioNet, and other Technology Touching Life (TTL) network members - use the exclusive complimentary code ACTC21V1. 3Dbionet, a TTL network has partnered with the conference team in the effort to support and help in skill development of the early career researchers (ECRS). The conference will be free of charge to the ECR (Masters, PhD students and first post-doctoral position holders) and the senior academic members of 3DbioNet, and other TTL...

October 2021

  Wed 13 Oct 2021
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip e-Symposium
Please join us for an afternoon of research talks on the latest developments in organ-on-a-chip and in vitro models technology. This month's keynote lecture will be from Professor Kevin E. Healy, University of California, Berkeley, on "Microphysiological Systems as Testbeds in Drug Development, Cryopreservation, and Gene Editing" REGISTER HERE Chair: Adrian Biddle QMUL 1.30pm: Abstract presentations (20 min): Hannah Donnelly, Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology,...

September 2021

  Tue 28
 - Wed 29 Sep 2021
Image: Technology Touching Life Networks e-Event
28 & 29 September 2021 1pm – 4pm (BST) REGISTER HERE The five UKRI funded TTL networks – 3DBioNet, Imaging BioPro, Integrated Biological Imaging, Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies & PhenomUK - are jointly organising this two day event to show achievements made over the past three years and discuss future directions for the networks. By facilitating partnerships between engineers, physical sciences researchers and health and life scientists - the networks' purpose is to nurture the...
  Wed 15 Sep 2021
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip e-Symposium
Please join us for an afternoon of research talks on the latest developments in organ-on-a-chip and in vitro models technology. This month's keynote lecture will be from Professor Peter Friedl, Radboud University Nijmegen: "In-vivo-inspired environments to understand cancer invasion guidance and plasticity". REGISTER HERE Chair: Adrian Biddle QMUL Presenters Diane Frances Lee, University of Surrey: "Production and validation of a bovine lung-on-a-chip to study bovine respiratory...
  Wed 15 Sep 2021
  15:00 - 16:00
Image: 3D retinal organoids – a vision of the future
3D retinal organoids – a vision of the future: Wednesday 15 September 2021, 3 – 4pm UK This free to attend webinar will showcase the technology developed to address the 2016 Retinal3D CRACK IT Challenge to create a physiological-competent and predictive human 3D retinal cell model. The Challenge was sponsored by Merck KGaA, Novartis and Roche. During the webinar, you will hear from both the model developers and industry sponsors on how the model has been created and validated and it's...
  Mon 6
 - Tue 7 Sep 2021
Image: Conference: BioMedEng21
Sheffield, UK
Abstracts deadline for submission is extended to: Monday 26 April 2021 , 5pm. Please visit the event website for full details and to download the abstract template: BioMedEng21, the UK's largest gathering of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers will be held at the University of Sheffield on the 6 – 7 September 2021. The conference will be an exciting programme of plenary sessions, keynote talks, oral presentations, power...

July 2021

  Tue 27 Jul 2021
  14:00 - 18:00
Novel spatial, molecular and imaging approaches to analyse 3D tissue models Virtual Workshop
14.00 - 18.00 BST The aim of this virtual workshop is to meet with academic and industry leaders, to discuss new advances in endpoint analysis of 3D tissue models, including spatial transcriptomics, mass-spectrometry imaging, and highly...
  Tue 20
 - Wed 21 Jul 2021
Image: Emerging Investigators in Microfluidics Conference
This meeting aims to showcase work from the next generation of microfluidics researchers (specifically academics/researchers in permanent positions of less than ~6 years, and earlier career stages). The conference will run over two days and feature sessions focusing on three "hot" areas of microfluidics: synthetic biology (artificial cells, organ on a chip), portable devices (point-of-care diagnostics, in-the-field analysis), and bioanalysis (single cell analysis, nucleic acid analysis). Oral...
  Tue 20 Jul 2021
  14:00 - 18:30
Engineering advanced 3D (in vitro) models for solid cancer studies
14.00 - 18.30 BST The aim of this virtual workshop, organised by the Centre for 3D Models of Health and Disease within the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at UCL, is to discuss recent advances in biomaterial-based 3D cancer models...
  Thu 15
 - Fri 16 Jul 2021
Image: Grant Prix - ECR Grant ideas e-workshop
15 July (1pm – 6pm) & 16 July (11am – 6pm) Registration closes at 4pm, 17 June 2021 Are you a PhD student or Early Career Researcher (ECR) looking to start making your own grant applications? Join us at the Organ on Chip Grant Prix e-workshop. Compete in groups to develop the best Organ on Chip project ideas. It's FREE to attend and open to Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network members only. There are only 35 places available & participants must attend both days - make sure you register...
  Tue 13 Jul 2021
  14:00 - 15:00
Image: 10 years of CRACK IT webinar: Putting in vitro platforms at the heart of cardiotoxicity testing
This webinar forms part of the CRACK IT 10 year anniversary celebrations and will showcase the technologies and platforms developed to address the 2013 InPulse CRACK IT Challenge to develop a human-based in vitro system to assess cardiotoxicity in new drugs. The Challenge was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Speakers: Professor Chris Denning, Director of the University of Nottingham Biodiscovery Institute and Professor of Stem Cell Biology Dr Peter Clements, Global Head,...
  Thu 1
 - Fri 2 Jul 2021
Image: Annual Meeting European Organ-on-Chip Society 2021
Welcome to EUROoCS 2021 Online We cordially invite you to the 3rd annual EUROoCS meeting on 1 and 2 July 2021, where the most recent results related to research, development and application of Organ-on-Chip (OoC) will be presented and discussed. Important dates Deadline Abstract Submission: April 15th 2021 Notice to authors: June 1st 2021 Deadline Early Bird Registration: June 15th 2021

June 2021

  Mon 21
 - Sat 26 Jun 2021
Image: ISSCR Annual Meeting 2021
THE GLOBAL STEM CELL EVENT The ISSCR Annual Meeting gathers nearly 4,000 of the world's leading scientists, clinicians, business leaders, ethicists, and educators from more than 60 countries. Together, we represent the full spectrum of stem cell science and regenerative medicine. Discovery, new business, careers, advocacy, and relationships start here. The scientific program is designed around five themes to facilitate community building within the broader field of stem cell research. Each...
  Tue 15 Jun 2021
  11:00 - 00:00
Image: Brain-Chip: A Human Cell-Based Model for Studying Neuroinflammation
Emulate Webinar
11:00 AM ET Are you looking to increase the human relevance of your neurological disease research? Join our webinar to learn about the Emulate Brain-Chip—the most comprehensive in vitro model of the human neurovascular unit available for preclinical research. Unlike alternative models, the Brain-Chip incorporates five human cell types, including microglia which are critical for modeling inflammation. Our speakers will share data highlighting how the Brain-Chip has been applied to model...
  Fri 11 Jun 2021
  08:00 - 15:15
4th Novel Fluidic Technologies Workshop with an Emphasis on Drug Delivery
The workshop is organized by the combined efforts of Biomimetic Microsystems Research Group led by Prof. Ozlem Yesil Celiktas from Bioengineering Department, Ege University and Prof. Anan Yaghmur from Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,...
  Thu 3 Jun 2021
  14:00 - 00:00
Image: Utilizing the Colon Intestine-Chip to Investigate Mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Disease
Emulate webinar
2:00 PM EST Organoids provide long-term viability, spatial organization, and cellular diversity representative of human intestinal epithelium. However, they don't accurately mimic the architecture and the molecular signature of the intestinal epithelium. This limitation has been an impediment to allowing them to be harnessed for investigating mechanisms that drive leaky-gut syndrome in humans. In this webinar, experts from Emulate and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will...

May 2021

  Wed 19 May 2021
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip e-Symposium
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" ...

April 2021

  Wed 28
 - Thu 29 Apr 2021
Image: Putting Science into Standards Workshop: Organ-on-Chip
The PSIS initiative is a unique opportunity to gather stakeholders from different fields together, identify application areas and their priorities, and provide a good basis for CEN-CENELEC as to the next steps. For the PSIS 2021 initiative on OoC experts are invited to contribute and share their views on the future development of this technology, its application areas and stakeholder needs, all in the context of requirements for standardisation. To launch PSIS 2021 on OoC, this an...
  Wed 21 Apr 2021
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip e-Symposium
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: Prof Roger Kamm - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chair: Adrian Biddle, QMUL 1.30pm: Abstract presentations Niamh A Leonard, National University of Ireland Galway: "A 3D colon cancer model to study the role of mesenchymal stromal cells in cancer growth and immune suppression" Alexander J. Ainscough,...
  Fri 16 Apr 2021
  14:00 - 15:00
Image: Media perfusion and its impact on in-vitro models for leishmaniasis
Online webinar
Kirkstall Webinar Series: SPOTLIGHT ON THE MILLI-FLUIDIC IN-VITRO MODELS: 2pm UK BST Join us for Kirkstall's 8th webinar this months guest speaker is: Dr Alec O'Keeffe, Scientist at Domainex, Cambridge, UK Dr Alec O'Keeffe completed his PhD on the London interdisciplinary doctoral training program working between the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine and UCL. The title of his PhD was Development of Novel Predictive 2D and 3D in Vitro Models For Anti-Leishmanial Drug Testing....

March 2021

  Wed 24 Mar 2021
  15:00 - 00:00
Image: Towards a Body-on-a-Chip
8am PDT / 11 am EDT / 3pm GMT / 4pm CET CN Bio Spring webinar series kicks off with a question. Within the human body, no single tissue or organ operates in isolation. Therefore, can we improve the translation of in vitro pre-clinical data into in vivo outcomes by interconnecting organs-on-a-chip? Join our Dir. of Biology, Dr Tomasz Kostrzewski, to explore the value of NEW multi-organ microphysiological systems (MPS) for drug assessment and discover the ease with which you can incorporate...
  Thu 18 Mar 2021
  14:00 - 00:00
Image: Complementary in vitro and in silico Models of Drug Transport Across the Outer Blood-retinal Barrier
Kirkstall Webinar Series SPOTLIGHT ON THE MILLI-FLUIDIC IN-VITRO MODELS 7th Webinar coming soon on 18 March @ 2pm GMT The guest speaker for March is: Dr Alys Davies, Eye & Vision Sciences, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool More information and registration coming soon......
  Wed 10 Mar 2021
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip e-Symposium
Wednesday afternoon monthly e-Symposia series 2021 at 1.30pm - 4pm GMT with an exciting keynote and open call for additional talks. Register here. Keynote speaker: Professor Christine Mummery – Leiden University Chair: Adrian Biddle, QMUL Paul Holloway, University of Oxford:Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network Early Career Researcher Advisory Group update 1.30pm: Abstract Presentations Paul Holloway, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford: ...
  Wed 3
 - Thu 4 Mar 2021
Image: Pan-London 3Rs Symposium
Co-organised by University College London and the NC3Rs, this symposium will bring together researchers and animal care staff from across London's world-class research institutions to showcase their 3Rs initiatives and share ideas to further implement the 3Rs. The programme will cover a range of topics including how environmental enrichment can refine mouse cancer models, the use of organ-on-a-chip technologies to replace animals, optimising big data use in animal research, and the importance...

February 2021

  Tue 23
 - Thu 25 Feb 2021
Image: Life-on-Chip Conference 2021: Exploring the Convergence in Health Technologies
Do you want to know more about the latest cross-over innovations? Micro- and nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, design thinking, robotics, novel manufacturing technologies and big data have made major impacts across all industries, but perhaps their greatest potential impact will be in health and life sciences. This conference aims to bring together international players active in this cross-disciplinary domain; to help and stimulate them to do business; and to set-up new...
  Wed 3
 - Thu 4 Feb 2021
Image: 2nd Workshop on Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids
Geneva, Switzerland
The Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids workshop is a two-day event bringing together decision-makers from the pharma & biotech industry, clinicians, organ-on-Chip suppliers, regulatory experts, and research organizations. Structured around keynote presentations from selected speakers, the workshop offers members of the OoC community a chance to gather and discuss: How to accelerate the translation of advanced in-vitro models into clinical and drug development applications. How to...

December 2020

  Fri 18 Dec 2020
  14:00 - 15:00
Join us for Kirkstall's 4th webinar this months guest speaker is: Dr. J. Malcolm Wilkinson Founder & MD, Technology for Industry Ltd. Visiting Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Sheffield The talk entitled "Organ-On-A-Chip Technology Part 2 Skin, Lung and Gut Barrier Models – Keeping COVID out?" The talk will cover all the basics of media flow, pumping systems and how to get the best out of your cells in a OOAC system. Dr. Wilkinson will illustrate with real data...
  Sun 13 Dec 2020
  15:00 - 17:00
Image: TEDxGhent 2020 Online – Building Bridges
On line - Ghent, Belgium (16.00 - 18.00 CET)
Listen to speaker Cinizia Silvestri CEO BI/OND, on how Organ-on-Chips can improve the way we develop new medicines. In a year that no one could have imagined, how do we build bridges instead of confining walls? TEDxGhent 2020 brings together people and ideas that define the future of our city and beyond. Join a dedicated community ready to build up wonderful bridges. The event will be 100% free, virtual and in a new format: we will welcome 6 inspiring new speakers and we will rewatch...

November 2020

  Wed 25 Nov 2020
  15:00 - 00:00
Image: #OOACtransition
Together with associations we are launching a call for researchers in the OOC field. This initiative aims to promote and accelerate the development of OOC models with the potential to reduce and replace animal testing. The deadline for submitting full proposals is the 17th of December 2020, 5 pm CET. The call is open to researchers working in the European Union and the United Kingdom. The Prize/ Grant The winner of the call will receive an in-kind contribution from Bi/ond, with an...
  Fri 20 Nov 2020
  16:00 - 17:00
Rapid 3D Bioprinting for Precision Tissue Engineering
Online: University of Cambridge
Speaker: Prof Shaochen Chen, Chair of NanoEngineering Department, University of California Prof Chen is a pioneer in 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering. To translate the applications of 3D bioprinting, he has generated a printed scaffold for...
  Wed 11 Nov 2020
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip Symposium
Keynote speaker: Dr Karl Koehler, Harvard Medical School REGISTER HERE Programme: 1.30 – 2.30 pm: Abstract presentations (20 mins plus Q&A) Arunima Sengupta, ARTORG Organs-on-Chip Technologies, University of Bern, Switzerland, "Modelling chronic lung diseases in a bio-inspired breathing alveolus-on-chip model" Asli Akidil, Clinical Pharmacology & Safety Sciences, R&D, AstraZeneca, "Development and application of a bone marrow...

October 2020

  Tue 27 Oct 2020
  14:00 - 00:00
Image: NC3Rs webinar: Skills and Knowledge Transfer Scheme
Webinar - 2pm UK GMT
Register here NC3Rs are hosting a webinar to provide prospective applicants with further information and guidance on the Skills and Knowledge Transfer scheme and application process. Any UK research establishment is eligible to apply including: - Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) - Independent Research Organisations (IROs) - Research Council (RC) Institutes - Small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) Further information on the scheme can be found at the following link: https:/...
  Tue 20 Oct 2020
  11:00 - 00:00
Image: NC3Rs webinar: Organ-on-a-chip technology - from a scientific and 3Rs perspective
Webinar: 11am BST
Register here This webinar will showcase some of the organ-on-a-chip (OOAC) research the NC3Rs has funded through its CRACK IT and research funding programmes. The topics covered will include: - Dr Jos Joore, MIMETAS: 'Applying the OrganoPlate® platform for kidney and CNS toxicity testing' - Professor Julien Gautrot, QMUL: 'An ovarian cancer model on a chip'
  Thu 15 Oct 2020
  17:00 - 00:00
Image: Evaluating the Kidney-Chip for Transporter-Mediated Drug-Drug Interactions Applications
Covance and Emulate are collaborating to evaluate the Proximal Tubule Kidney-Chip to study transporter-mediated DDIs to fill the gap between current in vitro options and clinical trials. In this webinar, scientists from Emulate and Covance will showcase promising new data on characterization of the Kidney-Chip as a model to study and predict potential drug-drug interactions. Webinar starts 17.00 BST UK (9:00 AM PDT) Register here
  Wed 14 Oct 2020
  13:30 - 16:00
Image: Organ-on-a-Chip Symposium
Keynote speaker: Prof. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University REGISTER HERE Programme: 1.30pm Keynote: Prof Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, New York: "Human "organs on a chip" platforms for modeling physiology and disease" (45 mins plus Q&A) 2.30pm: Abstract presentations (20 mins plus Q&A) Gopu Sriram, National University of Singapore, "Advancing Skin and Oral Mucosa Models using Organ-on-a-Chip Devices" Mootaz M....
  Tue 13 Oct 2020
  15:00 - 00:00
Image: Testing on Humans: How To Predict Hepatotoxicity and Drug Clearance Ahead of Clinical Trials Using Liver-on-a-Chip
10am EDT, 3pm BST & 4PM CEST Speaker: Dr Tomasz Kostrzewski, Director of Biology, CN Bio Attend this webinar to learn about: Developing liver-on-chip MPS systems and comparison to traditional in vitro liver approaches Modeling human hepatotoxicity prediction using liver-MPS Modeling human drug clearance using liver-MPS Data validating and translatability between organ-on-chips and human Accessing CN Bio MPS technology Register here
  Sun 4
 - Fri 9 Oct 2020
Image: MicroTAS 2020, The 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
Due to the COVID-19 pandemics and the resulting restrictions in terms of traveling, MicroTAS 2020 will be held online! MicroTAS 2020 continues a well-established series of international conferences that is the premier forum for reporting research results in micro- and nanofluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, analysis and synthesis, detection technologies for chemistry and life sciences, as well as in organ-on-a-chip technology, which currently represents a growing topic at MicroTAS! ...

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...