This monthly symposium series features research talks on the latest developments in organ-on-a-chip and in vitro models technology.
This month’s keynote lecture will be from Prof Roger Kamm (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): “Models of neurological disease with a physiologically-realistic blood-brain barrier”. The symposium will be chaired by Dr Adrian Biddle (QMUL).
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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, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London: “Modelling vascular responses in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in a microfluidic pulmonary artery-on-a-chip platform”
Paola Occhetta, Departments of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano: “uKnee: a mechanically active fully human osteoarthritic (OA) cartilage on chip model to screen the efficacy of anti-OA drugs and medical devices”
2.15pm: Flash talks
Ilkem Sevgili, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge: “Spiral Ganglion on a Chip”
Antonia Barry, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Hull: “Targeting brain tumours using novel inhibitors of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) on-chip”
John Watson, TTP Ventus Ltd: “Disc Pump – the next evolutionary step in compact, pulsation free microfluidic control”
3pm: Keynote lecture
Prof Roger Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “Models of neurological disease with a physiologically-realistic blood-brain barrier”