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RIKEN BDR Workshop “Exploring Organoid Design with Microengineering”

The RIKEN BDR Workshop, “Exploring Organoid Design with Microengineering”, will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the RIKEN Kobe Campus by RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR).

The discovery of self-organizational processes within stem cell culture systems has enabled scientists to generate three-dimensional mini-organs known as organoids. We continue to see rapid advances being made in organoid research, which has led to the unveiling of developmental mechanisms, insights into disease pathogenesis, and development of applications for regenerative medicine.

Recently, there has been a global shift to adopt a more engineering-based perspective to organoid research by generating asymmetric cell culture "fields" that mimic in vivo conditions of living organisms using engineering approaches to manipulate and induce the autonomous formation and further complexity of multicellular systems. These engineering approaches are expected to lead to the development of technologies capable of replicating the three-dimensional structures and the intricate interconnections established among multiple organs within the body.

For this workshop, we have invited researchers who are working on cutting-edge research to develop engineering technologies to reconstruct more complex, multicellular and multi-organ systems and functions in vitro, which could not be achieved using conventional culturing methods. We hope that the workshop will serve to deepen our understanding of this emerging field as well as consider the future of organoid engineering research.

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DateFebruary 6, 2024
Time 13:00-18:00
Theme Exploring Organoid Design with Microengineering
Format In-person
Target Researchers
Venue RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
Kobe Campus West Area
Auditorium, 1F Developmental Biology Building C
2-2-3, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan
(Approximately 5-minute walk from "Iryo Center Station" of the Port Liner train)
Language English
Participation Fee Free

*Banquet fee required separately (optional): General 5,000 JPY / Students 1,000 JPY

Registration Advance online registration is required for all participants.
RIKEN BDR Workshop “Exploring Organoid Design with Microengineering” [Registration Form]
Please refer to the following website for details:
RIKEN BDR Workshop “Exploring Organoid Design with Microengineering”
*Deadline: Registration deadline is TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2024
Organizers Mitsuru Morimoto, Minoru Takasato, Masaya Hagiwara (RIKEN BDR)
Contact Organoid Project Secretariat
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)
Email: bdr-organoid [at] ml.riken.jp