EMBL – IBEC Abstracts book

8th June 2022

08:15 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening remarks
Session 1 Chair: James Sharpe
09:30 – 10:00 Self-organization and symmetry breaking in multicellular systems
Prisca Liberali, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical research, Switzerland
10:00 – 10:30 Bioengineering Motile Hybrid Robots and actuators
Samuel Sanchez, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
10:30 – 10:45 Short Talk
A stem cell zoo platform to study interspecies differences in developmental tempo

Jorge Lazaro, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Spain
10:45 – 11:00 Sponsor session
New approaches for the multi-omic analysis in tissue engineering: looking deeper into the organoids.
Aitor González, PhD, Business Line Manager Izasa Scientific
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
Session 2 Chair: Josep Samitier
11:30 – 12:00 Self-organization of flow networks
Karen Alim, Technical University of Munich, Germany
12:00 – 12:15 Short Talk
Brain organoids to decipher the neuropathology of COVID-19 

Sandra Acosta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, Spain 
12:15 – 12:45 In vitro morphogenesis of cellular tornadoes
Aurélien Roux, Université de Genève
12:45 – 13:15 Liver Organoids for Human Biology and Disease
Meritxell Huch, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
13:15 – 14:45 Lunch and Poster session I posters with ODD numbers
Session 3 Chair: Nuria Montserrat
14:45 – 15:15 Ethics session
Biotechnology and Human Futures
Amy Hinterberger, King’s College London, UK
15:15 – 15:45 Ethics session
Rescuing Bioengineering Ethics from Bioengineering Ethicists
Matthiew Sample, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 16:30 Short Talk
Synthetic epithelial morphogenesis through controlled stretching and buckling
Nimesh Chahare, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
16:30 – 16:45 Short Talk
Computational Models Guide the Research and Control of Angiogenesis

Tommaso Ristori, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
16:45 – 17:15 3D organotypic cultures from fish: towards an artificial retina
Joachim Wittbrodt, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

9th June 2022

Session 4Chair: Tina Haase
09:00 – 9:30Cardioids unravel human heart development and disease
Sasha Menjdan, Austrian Academy of Sciences
09:30 – 10:00Neuromuscular organoids to study human development and disease
Mina Gouti, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
10:00 – 10:15Short Talk
Development of a contractile skeletal muscle organoid for the modelling of muscular dystrophies

Ainoa Tejedera Villafranca, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Spain
10:15 – 10:45From cell generated forces to global tissue pattern and shape (and back)
Pierre François Lenne, Institut de Biologie du développement de Marseille, France
10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break
Session 5Chair: Miki Ebisuya
11:15 – 11:45Topological defects in Hydra morphogenesis
Kinneret Keren, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
11:45 – 12:00Short Talk
Polarised contractile jiggling drives the collective amoeboid migration of cell clusters
Diane-Laure Pagès, INSERM U-1279, Gustave Roussy, France
12:00 – 12:30Biophysics of symmetry breaking in a mammalian embryo-like system
Vikas Trivedi, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Spain
12:30 – 12:45Short Talk
Using bioelectric cues to engineer collective migration, healing, and 3D form in multicellular systems
Daniel Cohen, Princeton University, United States of America
12:45 – 13:00Short Talk
Modeling pancreatic cancer morphogenesis by self-organized branching organoids
Aristeidis Papargyriou, Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Klinikum rechts der Isar der TUM
13:00 – 14:30Lunch and Poster session II posters with EVEN numbers
Session 6Chair: Vikas Trivedi
14:30 – 14:50Sponsor session
High-throughput mechanical screening solutions for cells and biomaterials
Luca Bersanini, Product Specialist Optics 11 Life.
14:50 – 15:20Bioengineering vascularized microtissues
Cristina Barrias, i3S – Institute of Research and Innovation in Health, Portugal
15:20 – 15:50Neurovascular in vitro models
Anna Herland, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
15:50 – 16:15Coffee break
16:15 – 16:45Cellular proliferation and plasticity in pulmonary neuroendocrine cells and cancer: towards building engineered organoid models of cancer
Tayla Dayton, Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands
16:45 – 17:15Tissue engineering with mechanically induced solid-fluid transitions
Selman Sakar, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
17:15 – 18:00Networking coctail

10th June 2022

Session 7Chair: Xavier Trepat
09:00 – 09:30From Stem Cells to Embryos – Ex Utero
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
09:30 – 09:45Short Talk
Entering the matrix: mapping, and using, the 3D topology of the extracellular matrix to reveal its role as a master cell regulator

Alejandro Mayorca Guiliani, Biotech Research and Innovation Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
09:45 – 10:15Coordinating cell fate decisions and tissue shape changes during mammalian development
Marta Shahbazi, MrC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
10:15 – 11:15Coffee Break and poster sesión
11:15 – 11:45Cell growth under mechanical pressure
Morgan Delarue, Laboratoire d’analyse et d’architecture des systèmes, France
11:45 – 12:00Short Talk
Mapping tumor spheroid mechanics in dependence of 3D microenvironment stiffness and degradability by Brillouin microscopy
Vaibhav Mahajan, TU Dresden, Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), Germany
12:00 – 12:30Models of neurological disease: Technologies and applications
Roger Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
12:30 – 12:45Closing remarks and awards