EMBL · IBEC Winter Conference on ENGINEERING MULTICELLULAR SYSTEMS

Recent breakthroughs in stem cell biology, organ-on-chip assays, 3-D bioprinting, and cell mechanobiology have revolutionized our ability to design and assemble multicellular living systems, from organoids to embryos

This conference will focus on how engineering multicellular living systems is boosting our understanding of tissue and organ function, with applications in disease modelling, drug screening, and tissue engineering.

The conference will take place in La Pedrera Auditorium, one of Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces in Barcelona from 10-12th February 2020. We expect to bring together 150 researchers including stem cell biologists, systems biologists, physicists and engineers.

Organizing Committee


James Sharpe, EMBL · Chair
Xavier Trepat, IBEC · Chair
Miki Ebisuya, EMBL
Nuria Montserrat, IBEC
Josep Samitier, IBEC
Vikas Trivedi, EMBL

Session Topics


• Organoids to engineer tissues
• Cell and tissue mechanics
• Self-organisation of tissues
• Engineering the embryo
• In vitro vascular systems
• Organ on chip
• Modelling tissue organisation

Important deadlines


November 1, 2019 – Abstract submission
November 15, 2019 – Notification of abstract acceptance (talk or poster)
December 15, 2019 – Early registration  – Please register as soon as possible. Registration slots are very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
January 15, 2020 – Late registration