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.

Keynote Speakers

 

Dr Uwe Marx

CEO & FOUNDER, TISSUSE GmbH

FROM ORGAN-ON-A-CHIP TOOLS TOWARDS PATIENTS ON CHIPS – ENFORCING A PARADIGM SHIFT IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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.

 

 

 

 

PROFESSOR MARILENA LOIZIDOU

TUMOUROIDS: COMPLEX 3D CANCER MIMETICS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF DRUG EFFICACY

Marilena Loizidou is Professor of Cancer Nanotechnology and Deputy Director of the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science (SIS) at UCL. Marilena is also Head of the SIS Department at the Royal Free Campus.  After her undergraduate training in Biochemistry (McMasters University, Canada), she moved to the University of Southampton where she obtained her PhD in Solid Tumour Biology and Pharmacology and became lead clinical scientist at the University of Southampton/NHS.  She moved to UCL in 1993 to the academic department of Surgery, and became Head of Department in 2013.

The Presenters

 

Dr Anwar Palakkan

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh

"Embryonic stem cell derived anatomically realistic kidney organoids"

Dr Elisa Moschini

R & T ASSOCIATE

LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

"3D-tetraculture system at the air-liquid interface as a valuable tool for respiratory irritation and inflammation: case study using different silver-based nanomaterials"

Professor Elisa Budyn

 

Professeur des Universites 

Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan

"3D bone self-assembly in a bone-on-chip"

 

Ms Abigail Martin

PHD STUDENT

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

"Immunocompetent human airway in vitro models for quantitative chemical assessments"

Dr Chiara Maria Mazzanti

DIRECTOR OF GENOMICS 

Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza ONLUS

"Fluorescence intensity and lifetime imaging microscopy with the phasor approach to assess treatment response and disease progression of glioblastoma patient-derived organoids"

 

Professor Aline Miller

Professor of Biomolecular Engineering

University of Manchester

"Engineering 3D Physiological Models and Cell Scaffolds using Self-Assembling Peptides; from lab to commercialisation"

DR. IR. EIRINI VELLIOU

SENIOR LECTURER

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

"Engineering a novel versatile 3D tool for accelerating cancer therapies from bench to bed: A case study on pancreatic cancer"

 

Dr Victoria Kearns

Senior Lecturer in Ocular Biomaterials

University of Liverpool

"Development of Complementary in vitro and computational models of Drug Delivery Across the Outer Blood-Retinal Barrier "

Ms Lekha Shah

PHD STUDENT 

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

"Tumour progression in metastatic breast cancer cell lines: engineered in vitro models"

 

Ms Lauren Hyndman

PHD STUDENT

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

"Mathematical modelling to guide experimental protocols for in vitro drug testing"

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