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Next Generation Organoids for Biomedical Research and Drug Discovery

Next Generation Organoids for Biomedical Research and Drug Discovery

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

The Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group

The New York Academy of Sciences


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Recent advances in 3D culture technology have allowed embryonic and adult mammalian stem cells to exhibit their remarkable self-organizing properties, with the resulting organoids reflecting key structural and functional properties of organs — including kidney, lung, gut, brain and retina. By mimicking the microstructures and biological functions of target organs, organoids complement or improve upon current multiscaled drug-testing platforms including in vitro molecular assays, cell platforms, and in vivo models, and modelling human organ development and various pathologies “in a dish.’’ The technology is currently being extended to develop multi-organ models that enable precise control of multicellular activities, extracellular matrix (ECM) compositions, spatial distributions of cells, architectural organizations of ECM, and environmental cues.

These engineered human organs are a remarkable tool with the potential to facilitate studies that better predict drug efficacy and thereby reduce cost, time, and failure rates in clinical trials. Further, patient-derived organoids hold promise for personalized medicine, as they have the potential to produce individualized predictions of drug response. This symposium will feature discussions on the science behind organoid models, along with their many applications in health and disease.


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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session. For complete submission instructions, please visit our online portal. The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, September 17, 2019.


Scientific Organizing Committee

Linda Griffith, PhD,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Hambor, PhD,
Boehringer Ingelheim
Erick Young, PhD,
Boehringer Ingelheim
Sonya Dougal, PhD,
The New York Academy of Sciences
Alison Carley, PhD,
The New York Academy of Sciences

Keynote Speaker

Hans Clevers, MD, PhD,
University Medical Center Utrecht, Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Hubrecht Institute, and Oncode Institute


Linda Griffith, PhD,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology