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 ADVANCES IN CELL & TISSUE CULTURE 2017

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

 

 

MONDAY 22nd MAY

10.00 – 12.00

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

 

14.30 – 17.30

In Vitro Models for Animal Replacement

Chair: Dr Brett Cochrane, Dr Hadwen Trust
Speakers:
  • Diane Lee, University of Surrey

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

  • Tobias Hasenberg, TissUse

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

  • 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

  •  Abigail Martin, University of Hertfordshire

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

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

 

9.50 – 12.30

Disease Modelling and Co-Culture

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

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

  • Yasmine Tanner, Barts Cancer Institute

Drug resistance mechanisms in FGFR-driven cancers

 

13.30 – 15.10

Bioreactors, 3D, & Dynamic Flow

Chair: Prof Sarah Cartmell, University of Manchester
Speakers:
  • Pascale Guillot, UCL

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

  • Tayebeh Azimi, Westminster University

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

  • J Malcolm Wilkinson, Kirkstall

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

15.30 – 17.00

Cultivating Cells under Physiologic Conditions

Chair: Dr Beate Rinner, Medical University of Graz
Speakers:
  • Jonas Hansson

Ostemer polymers – micro manufacturing and cell studies

  • Mehmet  Deniz Akyuz

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

 

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

 

9.50 – 11.00

Tissue Engineering

Chair: Prof Jamie Davies, University of Edinburgh
Speakers:
  • Sandro Meucci, Micronit

TEER electrodes integration in resealable microfluidic devices

  • Chunga Kwon, KIST Europe

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

  • Eleanore Irvine, Biogelx

Biogelx: Designer Gels for Cell Culture

  • Don Wellings, Spheritech

Proliferate® –  3D scaffolds for regenerative medicine

 

13.30 – 15.00

Safety and Toxicology

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

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

 

15.30 – 17.30

In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation

Chair: Dr Harvey Clewell, Scitovation
Speakers:

 

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

We invite research from industry and academia to submit their paper abstracts for both poster and verbal presentations.

The final call for papers opened on the 1st March 2017 and closes on the 30th April 2017. To submit an abstract please fill out the form below and email it to: ACTCconference@kirkstall.com

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