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Cell Symposia Express: Engineering Organoids and Organs
April 26, 2021 | 12PM ET / 9AM PT

This interactive event is free to attend.

Mini-organs with higher-order function have tremendous potential for disease modeling, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine. The strategies and approaches researchers use to build these higher-order structures, particularly those involving organoids, harness developmental principles and self-guided assembly. This frontier of biological discovery benefits from a particularly fruitful cross-pollination of disciplines such as bioengineering, stem cell and developmental biology. The ability to build these higher-order structures is propelling forward efforts to develop more physiologically relevant models, including pathological models of disease and cancer, and further advancing therapeutic development. Despite promising progress, there are inherent limitations, which burgeoning bioengineering advances, such as genome engineering, microfluidics, and biomaterials, among many others, are now just beginning to address.

The goal of this Cell Symposium is to bring scientists studying organoids and organ engineering together with bioengineers to discuss the exciting opportunities and challenges for engineering complexity in higher-order organ-like systems and to foster collaborations and synergize efforts toward generating cellular platforms that can address a myriad of unmet needs.


  • How simple is complex enough? (Panel discussion)
  • Toward translating organ(oid) engineering (Panel discussion)
  • Breakout rooms (Meet the experts, Delving into the peer review process, Alternative careers in publishing, and more to be announced)

About Cell Symposia Express:

Cell Symposia Express is a short-format, online-only event that gives you the opportunity to interact with esteemed scientists in your field without having to travel or spend time away from the lab. We facilitate connections, spark new insights, and pave the way for cross-disciplinary collaborations with an engaging, highly interactive forum. Registration is free.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, UK & Caltech, USA
    Donald Ingber, Harvard University, USA


  • Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
    Dan Huh, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Sergiu Pașca, Stanford University, USA
    Milica Radisic, University of Toronto, Canada
    Takanori Takebe, University of Cincinnati, USA
    Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute, USA
    Barbara Treutlein, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    More speakers to follow...


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