SESSION CHAIR

 

Senior Lecturer

Head of the Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering (BioProChem) group

University of Surrey

DR. IR. EIRINI VELLIOU

 

Dr Eirini Velliou is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Bioprocess & Tissue Engineering, Principal Investigator and Founder of the Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering group (BioProChem) in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey. Her research focus falls within the engineering and validation of novel biomaterial based in vitro platforms for studying various biological systems and diseases, i.e., cancer, stem cells expansion and differentiation, formulation and communication of bacterial communities and bacterial-host interactions. Furthermore, she is particularly interested in the response and adaptation-resistance of biological systems to environmental stress.

Keynote Speakers

 

Dr Uwe Marx

Trained in human biology and medicine, Dr. Uwe Marx is an accomplished entrepreneur and the scientific founder of TissUse, a spin-off of the Institute of Biotechnology of the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Over the course of his fruitful career in biotechnology, Uwe has pursued ever more lifelike structures that can mimic human biology in vitro. Prior to founding TissUse, he was responsible for the “Multi-Organ-Chip” program at the University and was the scientific co-founder at two successful Germany-based biotechs, ProBioGen AG and VITA 34.

The Presenters

 

Dr Anwar Palakkan

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh

 

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