Preliminary Program

(Subject to change)

Cell Symposia Express: Engineering Organoids and Organs

Monday, April 26, 2021

12:00-12:05pm (ET) / 9:00-9:05am (PT) Welcoming Remarks
Fred Gage, Salk Institute & Sheila Chari, Editor-in-Chief, Cell Stem Cell

12:05-12:50pm (ET) / 9:05-9:50am (PT) Keynote Speaker
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, & Caltech
Topic: Principles of Self-organization

12:50-1:35pm (ET) / 9:50-10:35am (PT) Keynote Speaker
Donald Ingber, Harvard University
Topic: Clinical mimicry enabled by Human Organ Chips

1:35-1:50pm (ET) / 10:35-10:50am (PT) Break 

1:50-2:40pm (ET) / 10:50-11:40am (PT) Panel Discussion
How simple is complex enough?
Panelists: Dan Huh, University of Pennsylvania, Sergiu Pașca, Stanford University, Takanori Takebe, University of Cincinnati, Barbara Treutlein, ETH Zurich

2:40- 3:00pm (ET) / 11:40am-12:00pm (PT) Sponsored Workshop presented by Nikon

3:00- 3:20pm (ET) / 12:00pm-12:20pm (PT) Sponsored Workshop presented by STEMCELL Technologies

3:20-3:35pm (ET) / 12:20-12:35pm (PT) Break

3:35-4:25pm (ET) / 12:35-1:25pm (PT) Panel Discussion
Towards translating organ(oid) engineering
Panelists: Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Milica Radisic, University of Toronto, Kelly Stevens, University of Washington, Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute

4:25-4:30pm (ET) / 1:25-1:30pm (PT) Closing Remarks
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University & Sarah Geisler, Associate Scientific Editor, Cell

4:30-5:00pm (ET) / 1:30-2:00pm (PT) Breakout Sessions
Delving into the peer review process (Led by Cell Stem Cell Editor-in-Chief, Sheila Chari)
Alternative careers in publishing (Led by Scientific Editor from Cell, Sarah Geisler)
What does it take to effectively transition from PhD to postdoc and postdoc to principal investigator? (Led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic)
Picking a lab (Led by Hans Clevers)
Entrepreneurship (Led by Sally Temple and Fred Gage)
Scientific Communication (Led by The Stem Cell Podcast hosts: Daylon James and Arun Sharma)
Being a Changemaker (Led by Kelly Stevens)
Modeling COVID-19: Organoid and organ-on-a-chip models to study SARS-CoV-2 infection (Led by Milica Radisic)
Organ and organoids-on-a-chip technology (Led by Dan Huh)
Assembloids (Led by Sergiu Pasca)


Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
  • ATCC
  • Emulate
  • molecular-devices
Supporting Publications