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 ADVANCES IN CELL & TISSUE CULTURE 2017

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

 

 

MONDAY 22nd MAY

10.00 – 12.30

Registration, Poster, & Exhibitor Set Up

 

12.30 – 13.30

Conference Commences with Lunch

 

13.30 – 13.40

Conference Welcome Address

 

13.40 – 14.30

Keynote: Dr Harvey Clewell, Scitovation

Making In Vitro Assays Useful for Risk Assessment

 

14.30 – 17.30 In Vitro Models for Animal Replacement

Chair: Dr Brett Cochrane, Animal Free Research UK
Speakers:
  • 14.30 – 15.00 Anaelle da Costa, Sanofi

New in vitro human blood-brain barrier / brain co-culture models to replace in vivo neurovirulence testing of live attenuated yellow fever vaccine strains

  • 15.00 – 15.30 Diane Lee, University of Surrey

A bovine alveolus model to replace cattle in the study of host-pathogen interactions in bovine tuberculosis (BTB)

 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

 

  • 16.00 – 16.30 Tobias Hasenberg, TissUse

The multi-organ-chip platform – Emulating human system biology in a microphysiological system

  •  16.30 – 16.50 Abigail Martin, University of Hertfordshire

Validation of a macrophage specific cell line for the development of an in vitro lower airways co-culture model

  •  16.50 – 17.10 Parul Chandorkar, Medical University of Innsbruck

Fungal Conidia are efficiently sensed by Dendritic cells or Macrophages in a Perfused 3D Respiratory Model

  • 17.10 – 17.30 Brett Cochrane, Animal Free Research UK

Animal Free Research UK: Funding the development and application of human models for human disease 

 

17.30 – 18.00

Quasi Vivo® User Group Meeting

 

18.00 – 19.00

Networking, Poster Odd Viewing, and Exhibitions

 

19.30 til late

Social Dinner at Conference Venue

Included in all registration prices

TUESDAY 23rd MAY

9.00 – 9.50

Keynote: Professor Jamie Davies, University of Edinburgh

Culture of complex, self-organizing systems

 

9.50 – 12.30 Disease Modelling and Co-Culture

Chair: Dr Pascale Guillot, UCL
Speakers:
  • 9.50 – 10.10 Alec O’Keeffe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The effect of media perfusion on the infection and drug activity against Leishmania major

  • 10.10 – 10.30 Yasmine Tanner, Barts Cancer Institute

Drug resistance mechanisms in FGFR-driven cancers

  • 10.30 – 11.00 Sahithi Kuravi, University of Manchester

 Micro-engineering novel model of kidney-on-chip involving cell sheet technology

 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

 

  • 11.30 – 11.50 Abby Keable, University of Southampton

A novel tool to study the perivascular clearance of Amyloid-beta, significance for Alzheimer’s disease

  • 11.50 – 12.10 Robert Owen, University of Sheffield

Can we Tissue Engineer an In Vitro Model of Osteoporosis?

  • 12.10 – 12.40 

Speaker not confirmed

 

12.40 – 13.30 Lunch

 

13.30 – 15.10 Bioreactors, 3D, & Dynamic Flow

Chair: Professor Sarah Cartmell, University of Manchester
Speakers:
  • 13.30 – 14.00 Pascale Guillot, UCL

Using the Quasi Vivo cell culture system to understand how stem cells work

  • 14.00 – 14.20 Tayebeh Azimi, Westminster University

Development of an in vitro tumour model to evaluate drug efficacy and epidermal mesenchymal transition in triple negative breast cancer

  • 14.20 – 14.40 Shehnaz Ahmed, University of Nottingham

Self-reporting scaffolds enabling non-invasive in situ pH monitoring for tissue engineering applications 

  • 14.40 – 15.10 J Malcolm Wilkinson, Kirkstall Ltd

A Roadmap for how Organ-on-a-Chip Technology will eventually replace Animal Tests for Drug and Chemical Safety

 

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee Break

 

15.40 – 17.00 Cultivating Cells under Physiologic Conditions

Chair: Dr Beate Rinner, Medical University of Graz
Speakers:
  • 15.40 – 16.00 Sarah Grissenberger, University of Graz

2D and 3D in vitro and in vivo studies on the cytotoxic activity of human Lactoferricin derived antitumor peptide R-DIM-P-LF11-334 on human malignant melanoma 

  • 16.00 – 16.15 Mehmet  Deniz Akyuz, Alveole *Industry Spotlight*

Spatial modulation of light: how to dynamically control cell/material interaction

  • 16.15 – 16.35 Simon Whawell, University of Sheffield

Physiological fluid flow moderates fibroblast responses to transforming growth fact beta (TGF-β) 

  • 16.35 – 17.00 Beate Rinner, Medical University of Graz

MUG-Mel2, a novel highly pigmented and well characterized NRAS mutated human melanoma cell line

 

17.00 – 18.30

Networking, Poster Even Viewing, and Exhibitions

20.00 til late

Dinner Gala at Manchester Hilton Hotel

£70, reservations must be made minimum of one week prior. For more information or to book your place please email our event organiser.

WEDNESDAY 24th MAY

9.00 – 9.50

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Cronin, Liverpool John Moores University

In Silico Models: The Glue to Fix 21st Century Toxicology?

 

9.50 – 12.30 Tissue Engineering

Chair: Prof Jamie Davies, University of Edinburgh
Speakers:
  • 9.50 – 10.05 Sandro Meucci, Micronit *Industry Spotlight*

TEER electrodes integration in resealable microfluidic devices

  • 10.05 – 10.35 Chunga Kwon, KIST Europe, University of science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Microscale Topographical Patterning for Preventing Posterior Capsular Opacification by Inhibiting Lens Epithelial Cell Migration

  • 10.35 – 11.00 Eleanore Irvine, Biogelx *Industry Spotlight*

Biogelx: Designer Gels for Cell Culture

 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

 

  • 11.30 – 12.00 Don Wellings, Spheritech

Proliferate® –  3D scaffolds for regenerative medicine

  • 12.00 – 12.30 

Speaker not confirmed

 

 

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

 

 

13.30 – 15.00 Safety and Toxicology

Chair: Dr Phil Hewitt, Merck KGaA
Speakers:
  • 13.30 – 14.00 Ewelina Hoffman, University of Hertfordshire

Investigating the impact of M1 and M2 macrophage polarization on foamy human macrophage responses in vitro

  • 14.00 – 14.30 Araida Hidalgo-Bastida, Manchester Metropolitan University

Evaluation of doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity using the Quasi-Vivo® system

  • 14.30 – 15.00 Phil Hewitt, Merck KGaA

 HepaRG 3D spheroids: Characterization, cytotoxicity and their use in more advanced in vitro models

 

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break

 

15.30 – 17.30 Late Breaking Abstracts

Chair: Dr Harvey Clewell, Scitovation
Speakers:
  • 15.30 – 15.50 Jonas Hansson, Mercene Labs

Ostemer polymers – micro manufacturing and cell studies 

  • 15.50 – 16.10 Liam Boyle, University of Sheffield

The effects of low level fluid flow stimuli in conjunction with cilia elongation through the use of lithium chloride 

  • 16.10 – 16.40 David Davies, Parker Hannifin

The use of peristaltic pumps in continuous flow cell culture

  • 16.40 – 17.00 Nikloas Gaio, Delft University of Technology

Cytostretch: A Versatile Silicon-Based Organ-On-Chip

  • 17.00 – 17.30 

Speaker not confirmed

 

17.30 – 18.00

Conference Close and Prize Giving

 

Please note that this is a draft only and all times, sessions, and presentations are subject to change.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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The final call for papers has now closed but we are still accepting late breaking abstracts. To submit an abstract please fill out the form below and email it to: ACTCconference@kirkstall.com

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