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Engineering Multi-Cellular Living Systems (Q3)

joint with the meeting on Organoids as Tools for Fundamental Discovery and Translation (Q4)

Scientific Organizers: Roger D. Kamm, Nuria Montserrat Pulido and Jianping Fu


February 7—11, 2021

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 8, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 7 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, February 11 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, February 12 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Session (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Paola Arlotta†, Harvard University, USA
Programming, Reprogramming and Modeling of the Mammalian Cerebral Cortex

Matthias Lutolf, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Engineering Epithelial Organoid Development

09:30—09:50
Coffee Break

09:50—11:45
Embryoids and Gastruloids for Early Development (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Jianping Fu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Building Synthetic Human Embryo-Like Structures

Magdalena D. Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, UK
Development of Cell Lineages and Patterning in the Early Mammalian Embryo

Ali H. Brivanlou†, Rockefeller University, USA
Cell Fate Determination During Early Human Embryogenesis

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Advanced Technologies for Engineering Multi-Cellular Living Systems: Computation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Yoshihiro Morishita, RIKEN, Japan
Quantitative Imaging and Geometrical Analysis of Organ Morphogenetic Processes

Melissa L. Kemp, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Modeling Self-Organization in Multi-Cellular Engineered Living Systems

Elebeoba E. May, University of Houston, USA
Predictive Modeling to Enable Prescriptive Design and Programmability

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
High Content Screening with Organoids
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Prisca Liberali, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Regenerative Landscape of Intestinal Organoids

Nancy L. Allbritton, University of Washington, USA
Gut Physiology in 2D and 3D Engineered Systems

Samira Musah, Duke University, USA
Human Podocytes on a Chip for Disease Modeling

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Microphysiological Systems and Drug Discovery Platforms
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Roger D. Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Microphysiological Models for Neurological Disease

Sandra J. Engle†, Biogen, USA
In Vivo and In Vitro Models to Enable Drug Discovery

Coffee Break

Danilo A. Tagle, NCATS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Tissue Chips for Drug Screening

Sylvia F. Boj†, Hubrecht Organoid Technology, Netherlands
Patient-Derived Organoids for Drug Development and Screening

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Increasing Complexity in Organoids by Leveraging Development
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Giorgia Quadrato†, University of Southern California - USC Stem Cell, USA
3D Cell Culture Models of Human Brain Development and Disease

Jason R. Spence, University of Michigan Health System, USA
Complex Cell-Cell Interactions in the Developing Human Lung and Gut

Coffee Break

Barbara Treutlein, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Single Cell Genomics to Guide Human Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering

Madeline Lancaster, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Using Brain Organoids to Identify Conserved or Unique Factors in Human Brain Size Evolution

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Biohybrid Systems and Biological Robotics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Christine L. Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Biophysical Techniques for Characterization and Functional Analysis of Cardiovascular Cells

Arianna Menciassi†, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Biomedical Robotics and Bio-hybrid Systems

Shoji Takeuchi†, University of Tokyo, Japan
Biohybrid Systems

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Organoids for Drug Discovery and Precision Medicine
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Speaker to be Announced

Lorna Ewart, Veroli Consulting, UK
Next Generation in vitro Systems for Drug Discovery

Shuibing Chen, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
A Multiplex Organoid Platform for Pancreatic Cancer Drug Discovery

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Advanced Technologies for Engineering Multi-Cellular Living Systems: Imaging, Biomaterials, and 3D Printing
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Speaker to be Announced

Adam W. Feinberg†, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
3D Bioprinting of Collagen to Rebuild Components of the Human Heart

Coffee Break

Anjelica L. Gonzalez†, Yale University, USA
Development of Biomaterials for Use as Investigational Tools

Rashid Bashir, University of Illinois, USA
3D Printed Cellular Machines for Engineering and Biology

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Organoids for Disease Modeling
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Meritxell Huch, University of Cambridge / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, UK
Liver Organoids for Human Biology and Disease

Reiner Alois Wimmer†, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology Austria, Austria
Human Blood Vessel Organoids as a Models of Vasculopathies

Coffee Break

Silvia Cappello†, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
Neuronal Migration in the CNS during Development and Disease

Anna Greka, Harvard Medical School, USA
Modeling Genetic Diseases in Human Kidney Organoids

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Bioengineering Ethics (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Insoo Hyun†, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Bioengineering Ethics in Organoids

Megan Munsie, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Stem Cell Research

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Bioengineering of Organoids (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Nuria Montserrat Pulido, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
Engineering Solutions for Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Organoids

Jennifer A. Lewis, Harvard University, SEAS, USA
Vascularization of Organoids

Coffee Break

Todd C. McDevitt, Gladstone Institutes, USA
Engineering Stem Cell Technologies

Melissa Little, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
Bioengineering Kidney Organoids

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Engineering Principles of Developmental Biology and Regeneration
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

Michael Levin†, Tufts University, USA
Pattern Formation and Biological Information Storage During Embryogenesis

James Sharpe†, EMBL Barcelona, Spain
Multi-Scale Computer Simulations of Organogenesis

Stefano De Renzis, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL, Germany
Optogenetic-Guided Tissue Morphogenesis

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—18:45
Improvements in Organoid Maturation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

J. Gray Camp, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, Switzerland
Interrogating Evolution using Single Cell Genomics and Genome Engineering

James M. Wells†, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation, USA
Using Organoids to Model Human Development and Disease

James Hudson, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
Guiding the Form and Function of Human Cardiac Organoids

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/07/2021

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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