2nd European Organ-on-Chip Conference (EUROoC 2019)

Graz, Austria
3-4 July, 2019

The EUROoC conference series aims to gather the research leaders in the emerging field Organs-on-Chip (OoC) with a special focus on young and upcoming scientists. The extremely interdisciplinary field of OoC research is rapidly growing while new and innovative systems are constantly being developed. However, a variety of engineering challenges are remaining, which the OoC field has to address as a whole to enable a sustainable growth of this breakthrough technology.

The EUROoC 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.

EUROoC 2019 Conference covers all aspects related to the research, development and application of Organ-on-Chips. Scientists and developers are invited to submit their original contributions in one or more of the following topics:

• Micro- and Nanoengineering
• Microfluidic interfacing
• Actuators for dynamic culture environments
• Integrated sensors
• Cellular engineering
• 3D cell culture environments
• Scaling
• Automation
• User-friendliness

NOCI Practical Training in Leiden (members only)

Leiden, the Netherlands
5-6 June, 2019

For NOCI members only!
The two day practical training will be organised on 5-6 June 2019, at the LUMC in Leiden. The program will start on Thursday ~11 hr and end on Friday around 15 hr.

NOCI PhD/PD retreat (1)

Utrecht, The Netherlands
7-8 March, 2019

On March 7-8, 2019 the NOCI retreat will be organized in Utrecht for PhD-students/Postdocs on invitation only.

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