KNCV Webinar: Organen-op-chips; het nieuwe onderzoekswapen voor ziekte en behandeling
On Wednesday November 18th from 15:00-15:30 hours the Royal Dutch Chemical Association-KNCV organizes a webinar on Organs-on-Chips: the new research weapon for disease and treatment. (in Dutch)
Organs-on-chips are microfluidic chips containing human cells that mimic the function, dynamics and structure of human organs in disease and health. Think of pieces of myocardial cells that are really beating or pulmonary vesicles that actually expand and contract to simulate breathing. The Organs-on-Chips can not only improve the development process of new medicines but can also accelerate and reduce costs. In addition, this technology contributes to reducing the use of laboratory animals.
Amazingly interesting, but exactly how does this technology work? And what can we expect from Organs-on-Chips in the future? hDMT PI Andries van der Meer will give you a bird's-eye view of the world of this new technology on Wednesday 18 November.
He will address the following questions:
- What role do stem cell biology, tissue culture, microtechnology and biomaterials play in the development of Organ-on-Chip technology?
- Why is the concept of Organ-on-Chips so powerful, and are the first applications already available?
- Where will this field go in the next ten years? Can we expect a cultured 'mini-version' of ourselves in the near future?
To participate via Zoom (100 places available, full = full) you can register via the website of the KNCV. Via YouTube, you can join the webinar via the KNCV YouTube channel at 14.50 h.After the webinar, you can ask questions.