Organoids: Advances and Applications (Virtual Conference)
28–30 September 2021
Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Organoid model systems, with their multiple organ-specific cell types and exhibiting some organ functions, have revolutionised biology. The development of an increasing array of organoids continues to open up opportunities for their application across a wide range of fields.
This new conference will share successes of organoids in studying development and tissue homeostasis, as well as in modelling infectious diseases, cancer and genomic diseases. Immunological applications and cell-based therapies will be discussed, in addition to the latest technical advances and ways to address current limitations of organoids.
By bringing together researchers working across organ systems with clinicians of different specialties, this online event aims to promote multidisciplinary approaches and explore parallels between various tissue models. The conference will go beyond conventional uses of organoids to explore advances and new applications.
Sessions will run online in afternoons for Europe and Africa | mornings for the Americas, enabling researchers from across the globe to engage with the latest developments.
The conference will run from Tuesday 28 September until Thursday 30 September 2021. Sessions will start at 13:00 BST and finish at approximately 18:00 BST each day.
Topics will include:
- Organoid biology and their relevance for development and homeostasis
- Disease modelling with organoids
- Immunological applications of organoids
- Latest advances in organoid technologies
- Organoids to model genomic diseases
- Cancer and organoids
Organisers and speakers
Scientific programme committee
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
FMI Basel, Switzerland
University of Michigan, USA
Dresden University Hospital, Germany
University of Cambridge, UK
Confirmed speakers to date
Sina Bartfeld – University of Würzburg, Germany
Silvia Cappello – Max Planck Research School of Psychiatry, Germany
Jarno Drost – Prinses Maxima Centrum, Netherlands
Miki Ebisuya – EMBL Barcelona, Spain
Karuna Ganesh – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, USA
Mathew Garnett – Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Meritxell Huch – Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics, Germany
Vivian Li – Francis Crick Institute, UK
Matthias Lutolf – EPFL/Lauzanne, Switzerland
Abed Mansour – Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Guo-Li Ming – University of Pennsylvania, USA
Fotios Sampaziotis – University of Cambridge, UK
Gerald Schwank – University of Zurich, Switzerland
Hugo Snippert – University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Margherita Turco – University of Cambridge, UK
Nicola Valeri – Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Amanda Fletcher – Conference & Events Organiser
Jane Murphy – Scientific Programme Officer
How to apply
|Delegates from LMICs*||£50|
The virtual registration package includes: Access to all live-streamed sessions (including poster sessions and online networking channels), as well as access to all sessions ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event. Registration Deadline: 21 September 2021
*To increase the international diversity of attendees at our meetings, we have reduced fees for delegates from Lower and Middle Income Countries (see list of countries here). If you are in need of financial support and would like to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser. When applying for a bursary you will be asked to provide a letter stating financial need and a CV. Bursary deadline: 3 Aug 2021
Log in details for the virtual conference portal will be provided a couple of days before the event.
We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.
Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.
The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.
All those accepted for a poster presentation will be given the opportunity to upload a short video describing their work.
Abstract deadline: 03 August 2021
How to upload an abstract once you have already completed registration:
- Log back into your registration account using either Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser, via link above the ‘Share’ button on the right hand column of this page
- Click on ‘Account’ (top right).
- Then click on ‘View account history’. This will show a table of your event registrations.
- In the right-hand column you will see the option to ‘Upload file’ – click on this and select to upload an abstract.