Conferences in 2016 you can't miss

Conferences in 2016 you can't miss

Conferences in 2016 That Will Push the Boundaries of Biotech

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There are many exciting, innovative conferences taking place around the globe during the second half of 2016. We’re proud to say that our Mimetas organ-on-a-chip technology is regularly discussed in these conferences.

We’ve gathered some of the most groundbreaking seminars and conferences in the fields of biotech, organs-on-a-chip, microfluidics, tissue modelling, disease, diagnosis and more. These conferences are a great way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the field and to make new connections across the industry.

 

August

Predictive Cancer Biomarkers

26 August, Washington DC

The Predictive Cancer Biomarkers conference from the Cambridge Healthtech Institute will focus on early cancer detection and personalized treatment. The symposium will explore diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and case studies. Topics will include:

  • Using molecular profiling in early clinical trials
  • Clinical utility and cost effectiveness of predictive cancer biomarkers
  • Mutation detection following treatment

Speakers will include:

  • Barbara Conley, M.D., Associate Director, Cancer Diagnosis Program, National Cancer Institute
  • Jennifer Morrissette, Ph.D., Clinical Director, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Karen Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

September

Berlin

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

12–14 September, Berlin

The 5th International Conference of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine will explore how cells, cell cultures and models can be regrown and regenerated through treatment. Topics covered will include:

  • Scaffolds in regenerative medicine
  • Tissue repair and regeneration
  • Biomaterials and bioengineering
  • Models of regeneration

Speakers will include:

  • Y. James Kang, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville
  • Scott L. Nyberg, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic

Cell Symposia

25–27 September, Berkeley, California

Cell Press are hosting this conference that will explore the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Leaders across biotech, life sciences and the medical industry will come together to discuss topics including:

  • Technology development
  • Disease modeling and drug discovery
  • Clinical translation
  • Direct reprogramming

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, Senior Investigator in Stem Cell Biology, Gladstone Institutes
  • George Q. Daley, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
  • Kathrin Plath, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics & Microarrays World Congress 2016

26–28 September, San Diego

Now in its eighth year, this congress explores the latest innovations, applications and technology in the lab-on-a-chip and microfluidics fields. This includes research, diagnostics, device production and use. Topics covered this year will include:

  • 3D printing
  • Biofabrication and bioprinting
  • Developments in materials and microfabrication technologies
  • Digital microfluidics
  • Lab-on-a-chip breakthroughs and technologies

Speakers will include:

  • Michael Shuler, Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
  • Luiz Bertassoni, Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Xiujun James Li, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso

October

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Organoids: Modelling Organ Development and Disease in 3D Culture

12–15 October, Heidelberg, Germany

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is hosting this conference, which will explore the field of growing human stem cells in a 3D culture. The aim is to reveal parallels between tissue models. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Multicellular interactions and microenvironment
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering

Speakers will include:

  • Eri Hashino, Professor, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University
  • Anne Grapin-Botton, Professor, DanStem, University of Copenhagen
  • Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Microfluidics Congress

20–21 October, London

The 2nd Microfluidics Congress from Global Engage will explore the technologies and research happening in microfluidics, real-world applications and the challenges, and future of the industry. Areas covered will include:

  • Organ-on-a-chip
  • Point-of-care diagnostics
  • Microfabrication
  • Tissue engineering

Speakers will include:

  • Anja Boisen, Professor, Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark
  • Jonathan Cooper, Wolfson Chair of Bioengineering, University of Glasgow
  • Eugenia Kumacheva, Professor, University of Toronto

FAST - Functional Analysis and Screening Technologies

31 October 31–2 November, Boston

Now in its 14th year, the Cambridge Healthtech Institute explores the breakthroughs and technology surrounding high-content analysis (HCA) and 3D screening in the longest running conference of its type. Topics that will be covered include:

  • HCA in 3D cell models, tissues and animal models
  • Assay development for 3D cell culture
  • Organ-on-a-chip models
  • 3D models of tumor microenvironment

Speakers will include:

  • Stuart Schreiber, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Science of Therapeutics, Broad Institute
  • D. Lansing Taylor, Ph.D., Director, University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute

19th International Vascular Biology Meeting

30 October–3 November, Boston

The International Vascular Biology Meeting provides a forum for researchers to share ideas about cutting-edge research in vascular biology. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Diseases
  • Cells and Vascular Beds
  • Cellular Processes
  • Emerging Topics

Speakers will include:

  • Grietje Molema, Ph.D., University Medical Center, Groningen
  • Ziad Mallat, M.D., Ph.D., University of Cambridge
  • Cecilia M. Giachelli, Ph.D., University of Washington

December

Amsterdam

The MicroNano Conference

13–14 December, Amsterdam

The MicroNano Conference brings together nanotechnology, science and industry to explore, share and discuss the latest innovations in the field.

Speakers will include:

  • Oliver Paul, Professor of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg
  • Peter Seeberger, Professor at the Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Surfaces
  • Andrew deMello, Professor of Biochemical Engineering, ETH Zurich
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