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 remain, which the OoC field has to address as a whole to enable a sustainable growth of this breakthrough technology. This meeting will focus on the engineering challenges in the process of designing, fabricating, and implementing microphysiological systems addressing topics such as microfabrication of 3D matrices, integration of miniaturized sensors, microfluidic interfacing, cellular engineering, parallelization and automation, and discussions spanning topics such as developmental biology, drug delivery, 3D cell cultures, organoids, organ-specific models and regulatory aspects.
The first EUROoC meeting calls for scientific contributions addressing the engineering challenges associated with organ-on-chip. The meeting will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, 24-25 May, 2018.
The EUROoC meeting aims to attract leading international researchers for knowledge-sharing and networking with a clear focus on engineering perspectives of organ-on-chip and microphysiological systems. The meeting series would especially like to attract the participation of young and upcoming scientists with the ambition to become the natural meeting place for researchers in the organ-on-chip field in Europe.
The meeting invites oral contributions (à 20 min) as well as poster presentations in the scientific programme. The program will include four plenary speakers and allow ample time for networking in a relaxed and social atmosphere with internationally leading researchers in the dynamic organ-on-chip research community.
Topics for which we are accepting contributions include (but are not limited to):
• Micro- and Nanoengineering
• Microfluidic interfacing
• Actuators for dynamic culture environments
• Integrated sensors
• Cellular engineering
• 3D cell culture environments