BARCELONA SATELLITE, Friday 4TH June

From Barcelona, EMBL and IBEC aim to contribute to the discussion on challenges and opportunities in the expanding field of Multi-cellular engineered living systems (M-CELS).

We have organized a satellite session to the M-CELS Workshop 2021 organized by the Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems. The session aims also to be an appetizer to the 2nd EMBL-IBEC Winter Conference on Engineering Multicellular Systems to be held on 9-11th February 2022 in Barcelona.

Multi-cellular engineered living systems are purpose-driven living systems with multiple interacting living components. They are engineered for specific goals or functions but take emergence into account during the design process, allowing the final system to emerge through natural and non-natural biological processes. M-CELS research is intended to provide a fundamental engineering understanding that enables a quantitative approach bridging between single cells and organs or organisms. The field is still developing, so M-CELS as a field of research is still rapidly expanding.

PROGRAMME

BarcelonaBostonOpening ceremony
14:308:30Josep Samitier, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
Roger D. Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
James Sharpe, EMBL Barcelona
  Session 1 – Chair: Xavier Trepat (IBEC)
14:458 :45Muscle-on-a-chip devices for the study of muscular dystrophies
Javier Ramon
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
15:159:15Optogenetic manipulation of tissue shapes
Miki Ebisuya
EMBL Barcelona
15:459:45Biomimetic models of intestinal tissue: promoting cellular self-organization through biofabrication techniques
Elena Martinez
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
16:1510:15Break
  Session 2 – Chair: Miki Ebisuya (EMBL)
16:3010:30Development of vascular models to understand sex-specific disease
Kristina Haase
EMBL Barcelona
17: 0011:00Gastruloids: models of mammalian body plan engineering
Alfonso Martínez
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
17:3011:30Architecture of intercellular communication during mesenchymal cell condensation
Josep Samitier
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
18:0012:00Farewell and end of meeting

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