Start Date: June 27, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2019
In 2019, the “Interrogations at the Biointerface – 7th Advanced Summer School” with the specific topic “Do organoids fill the in vitro/in vivo gap?” will take place in Porto, organized by i3S (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde) / INEB (Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica) of the University of Porto.
During 10 years in a row (1999-2009), INEB has organized Summer Courses with lectures and hands-on lab sessions – the Advanced Summer Course in Cell/Material Interactions. After a short break in 2010, the Summer Schools re-emerged under the general topic of Interrogations at the Biointerface with the goal of bringing together different fields around one topic of interest.
This year edition of the Advanced Summer School will be held in Biblioteca Almeida Garret, in the beautiful city of Porto from the 27th to 28th of June, 2019. These two days will be devoted to lectures around an innovative topic – Organoids – with renowned and expert speakers. Participants are encouraged to submit their research work to be present either an oral presentation or poster. The lectures will take place in a very informal environment and participants are encouraged to participate and bring questions that can contribute to the advance of knowledge through interactive approaches.
Several cutting-edge topics will be explored during the course:
* Complex 3D culture systems
* Sophisticated tissues in a dish
* Design biomaterials as extracellular matrix mimics for 3D cell culture
* Organoids to mimic development and disease
* Culture and analysis of organoids
* Ethical implications of organoids
* The consciousness of cerebral organoids
We encourage all participants to submit an abstract with their most recent data, to be presented at the course. We expect to stimulate lively discussions and exchange of ideas between participants and speakers.
The abstract will be evaluated and selected either for oral or poster presentation. A prize will be given to the best poster and oral presentation being presented at this Summer School.
The deadline for abstract submission will be 1st May 2019 and author notifications will be sent until the 10th May 2019.
Abstract submission: 1st May 2019
Early bird registration until 24th May
Normal registration between 25th May and 6th June 2019