08 November 2018

12:00 - 13:00

Registration open, lunch

13:00 - 13:15


13:15 - 13:45

Keynote lecture
Shuichi Takayama

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
Efforts to create complexity simply

13:45 - 14:15

Keynote lecture
Cisca Wijmenga

University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
Towards a mucosal barrier-on-chip model to study celiac disease

14:15 - 14:45

Coffee break

14:45 - 16:00

Young talent session
Ben Maoz

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Organs-on-a-Chip: A new tool for the study of human physiology

Lambert Bergers
TUD/TUe, the Netherlands
Polyimide-PDMS adhesion promotion technique using a silicon carbide-silicon dioxide (SiC-SiO2) bilayer for organ-on-chip devices

Soheila Zeinali
ARTORG Center, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
In Vitro 3D perfusable lung microvasculature-on-chip for drug testing

Jelle Sleeboom
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Cancer stem cell migration in an oxygen gradient characterized using a microfluidic device

Marko Gröger
Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
Emulating the gut-liver axis-a multi organ-0n-chip model as translational tool for sepsis research

Laura Tiemeijer
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Manipulation of angiogenesis: controlling sprouting with patterns of notch ligands

16:00 - 17:30

Postersession with drinks and bites with jury for best poster award

17:30 - 18:00

Keynote lecture
Roeland Merks

Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands
Computational modeling of blood vessel growth: How the extracellular matrix coordinates cell behavior

19:00 - 21:00

Dinner and hand-over best poster award

21:00 -


09 November 2018

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Keynote lecture
Adrian M. Ionescu

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Emerging technologies for Human Avatars: from pills and treatment to healthy lifestyle and prevention

09:30 - 10:00

Commercial session
Christian Ramakers

Mimetas BV, Leiden, the Netherlands
3D NephroScreen: high throughput drug-induced nephrotoxicity screening on a proximal tubule-on-a-chip model

Claudia Beaurivage
Galapagos BV, Leiden, the Netherlands
High throughput microfluidic gut-on-a-chip model for drug discovery and target validation in inflammatory bowel disease

Anja van de Stolpe
Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Assays for quantitative measurement of signal transduction pathway activity across cell/tissue types and disease models

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote lecture
Cecilia Sahlgren

Cell Fate Lab, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Title: Nature versus nurture: cellular decisions in complex environments - opportunities for organ-on-a-chip

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:15

Young talent session
Berend van Meer

Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
Multiplexing optical sensors reveals mechanisms underlying contractile responses of cardiac microphysiological systems to drugs and MYBPC3 mutation

Paul Holloway
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Developing an ischemic neuro-vascular unit on chip

Peter Loskill
Fraunhofer IGB, Stuttgart, Germany
Centrifugal heart-on-a-chip platform:Parallelized creation and functional validation of cardiac µ-tissues

Mariya Chernyavska
Radboud University Medical Centre,
the Netherlands

An on-chip investigation of adenoviral retargeting in collagen-embedded tumor spheroids

Gad Vatine
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Beer Sheva, Israel

Human iPSC-based isogenic Blood Brain Barrier-on-Chip platform for predictive personalized medicine

Anna Herland
Royal Institue of Technology and
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm,

In vitro-in vivo extrapolation using Organ-on-Chips, results and lessons from a 10 Organ platform

12:15 - 12:45

Keynote lecture
Robert Barrett

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
Intestine-Chip: A new model to understand the role of the intestinal epithelium in IBD by combining human intestinal organoids and small microengineered Chips

12:45 - 14:00

Meet the expert lunch

14:00 -


14:00 - 15:30

(Optional) Tour to selected laboratories

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