Our post-doc Madalena won Eurotox travel grant
Congratulations to our postdoctoral candidate Dr. Madalena Cipriano for receiving the Eurotox travel fellowship to attend the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity GRC this year. Says Madalena, "Participating in the Gordon Research Conference Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicology (CMMT) and being awarded with the EUROTOX fellowship allowed me to further develop myself as a Toxicologist and grow my network beyond the European sphere in an open and integrating environment. The GRC is the perfect place for the communication of scientific knowledge and promotes an accessible atmosphere for discussion. The key for this openness are the small number of participants, long participative poster sessions and excellent scientific content spread throughout emerging topics in toxicology. During the GRC, I had plenty of opportunities to interact with top scientists and trainees from academia, governmental agencies and industry to exchange ideas, establish collaborations and find mentors while going for swimming, hiking or playing volleyball in the wonderful venue of Proctor Academy. The GRC was the most unique conference I attended. I definitely encourage European scientists to experience GRC and I look forward coming back for the next CMMT in 2 years."
03. Juli 2019:
European Organ-on-Chip Society open for active membership - The founding phase is complete
The European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) is now welcoming members to join. The annual conference, held this year in Graz (Austria), saw launch of the community website and the start of its availability as an information resource, see here.
02.-03. Juli 2019:
1st Annual Conference of the European Organ-on-Chip Society
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill is a founding member and vice chair of the EUROoCS network, which is committed to promoting the organ-on-chip technology internationally. On July 2 and 3, 2019, the first EUROoCs annual conference took place at the University of Technology in Graz, bringing together around 230 international scientists. The conference provided a platform for constructive discussion in this highly interdisciplinary and translational field, bringing together biologists and engineers, industry and academia.
For several colleagues of the IGB the attendance of the annual EUROoCS conference was very successful. Julia Rogal and Johanna Chuchuy were awarded with a prize over 250 € for their poster presentations »WAT-on-a-chip: Microphysiological systems integrating human white adipose tissue« and »Retina-on-a-Chip: Controlled illumination of a PDMS-free Retina-on-a-Chip for the proximity-culture of retinal organoids with pigment epithelial cells«, respectively. Their collegue, Oliver Schneider, was chosen by an international committee to receive the EUROoCS Travel Award, which subsidizes the travel expenses.
Interview of Stefan Schneider in the Journal "F.A.Z. Hochschulanzeiger"
Stefan Schneider: "Ich will an innovativen Lösungen arbeiten".
Click here to read the whole interview.
The EUROoC meeting aims to attract leading international researchers for knowledge-sharing and networking with a clear focus on engineering perspectives of organ-on-chip and microphysiological systems. The meeting series would especially like to attract the participation of young and upcoming scientists with the ambition to become the natural meeting place for researchers in the organ-on-chip field in Europe.
The first EUROoC meeting calls for scientific contributions addressing the engineering challenges associated with organ-on-chip. The meeting will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, 24-25 May, 2018.