IOOCS16: over 100 attendees
On March 9 and 10, 2016 the first hDMT International Organ-on-Chip Symposium took place at the University of Twente in Enschede (The Netherlands). Over 100 attendants, engineers and biologists, medical doctors and pharmacologists, key researchers and PhD students, from universities, knowledge institutes and companies from The Netherlands and abroad, exchanged their ideas, results and know-how on Organ-on-Chip technology.
In an inspiring atmosphere many interesting topics were presented, ranging from gut-on-a-chip and the microbiome, modelling of inflammation, and self-assembly in vitro of neurons to bioprinting of human heart cells, and constructing artificial magnetic cilia. Among the many interesting posters the IOOCS16 best poster award was given to Marinke van der Helm from University of Twente for her work on the microfluidic model of the blood-brain barrier-on-a-chip.
The IOOCS16 is the first of what will be a series of annual symposia.
A photo impression of the symposium (full size downloads available)