2nd UMCG-hDMT Organ-on-Chip Mini-symposium

  Groningen, the Netherlands
  19 December, 2018

This mini-symposium is co-organized by the Department of Genetics of the UMCG (in the context of the Netherlands Organ-On-Chip Initiative (NOCI) Gravitation grant program) and the UMCG Technology Symposia Series.


10:00-10:40 Robert Barrett
Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles
Intestine-Chip: A new way to study intestinal disorders by combining iPSC-derived intestinal organoid and small micro-engineered Chip technologies

10:50-11:30 Ben Maoz
Sagol School of Neuroscience & Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University
A linked organ-on-chip model of the human neurovascular unit reveals the metabolic coupling of endothelial and neuronal cells

11:40-12:20 Loes Segerink
The BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip Group, University of Twente, Enschede
The technical challenges in organ-on-chip systems

12:20-13:30 Lunch with speakers (herefore reservation required, please send before December 16th an e-mail to Sebo Withoff:

Sebo Withoff,
Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT) representative of the UMCG,
Dept. of Genetics, UMCG

NOCI Practical Training in Enschede (NOCI PhDs/PDs only)

  Enschede, the Netherlands
  6-7 December, 2018

For NOCI members only!
The two day practical training will be organised on 6-7 December 2018, at the University Twente in Enschede. The program will start on Thursday ~11 hr and end on Friday around 15 hr.

IOOCS18 Meeting in Eindhoven

  Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  8-9 November, 2018

The 2018 edition of the International Organ-on-Chip Symposium – IOOCS18– will be hosted by Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. For more infomation see the IOOCS18 website.

Inserm Workshop “Organ-on-chip: understanding and mimicking living organisms for better treatment”, phase II Technical Workshop

  Lyon and Grenoble, France
  22-25 October, 2018

ORGANIZERS: Nathalie PICOLLET D’HAHAN (CEA-BGE-Biomics, Grenoble), Donald K. MARTIN (TIMC-
IMAG, UGA, Grenoble), Christophe MARQUETTE (ICBMS-Université Lyon1-CNRS, Villeurbanne).

A practical workshop of 4 days with one group of 8 persons focusing on:
1) 3D scaffold manufacturing by using 3D printing technologies (computer aided design, introduction to 3D printing technologies, bioinks, bioreactors) (2 days);
2) Biomaterials and biomembranes (Polyelectrolytes-based biomembranes, self-assembling biopolymers, imaging) (1 day) and
3) Skin bioengineering; flow-focussing microencapsulation; 3D Bioprinting, Skin-on-Chip platform) (1 day).

These 3 workshops will be sequentially organized and coordinated by Christophe Marquette (3d.Fab, Lyon); Don Martin (TIMC- IMAG, UGA, Grenoble) and Nathalie Picollet-D’hahan (CEA-BGE-Biomics, Grenoble).

SELECTION: One group of 8 persons will be selected among Phase I participants. Everyone follows the 3 workshops sequentially between Lyon (2 days) and Grenoble (2 days).

26th Annual Congress of the ESGCT

  Lausanne, Switserland
  16-19 October, 2018

The 26th Annual Congress of the ESGCT will take place 16-19 October 2018 in Lausanne – Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center, in collaboration with the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the French Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (SFTCG) and local organisers in Switzerland.

Registration & abstract submission is now open
Early bird deadline: 30th June 2018
Abstract submission deadline: 6th July 2018

programme and registration

INSERM workshop “organ-on-chip: understanding and mimicking living organisms for better treatment”

  Bordeaux, France
  15-17 October, 2018

Inserm Workshop “Organ-on-chip: understanding and mimicking living organisms for better treatment”, phase I Critical Assessment

Nathalie PICOLLET D’HAHAN (CEA-BGE-Biomics, Grenoble), Donald K. MARTIN (TIMC-
IMAG, UGA, Grenoble), Christophe MARQUETTE (ICBMS-Université Lyon1-CNRS, Villeurbanne).

Organ-on-chip (OOC) technology is providing new platforms for drug discovery and toxicity testing and has the potential to become powerful for disease modelling and personalised medicine. This course will cover ongoing efforts and various applications of OOC while also addressing ethical issues.



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1st International EUROMBR Training Course

  Braunschweig, Germany
  24-28 September, 2018

announcement of the 1st International EUROMBR Training Course – Applications of microbioreactors in bioprocess development. The topcis are also relevant for Master or PhD Student working on organ-on-Chips.

Date and venue:
September 24 – 28, 2018, Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering, TU Braunschweig, Germany

A 5-day course will include lecture program and a laboratory hands-on training.

– Microfabrication
– Microfluidics, transport phenoma, fluid flow
– Sensors and inline-analytics
– Enzyme immobilisation
– Biocatalysis
– Cultivation
– Modeling and design of microfluidic processes


NOCI Retreat

  Leiden, The Netherlands
  7 September, 2018

On September 7, 2018 there will be the kick-off retreat at the LUMC in Leiden for PhD-students/Postdocs on invitation only.