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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Goodbye Flat Biology: Advancing 3D-based Models for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery

Berlin, Germany : 10 - 13 November 2019

Scientific Programme

To download and print the programme, use the links below.

15:30

Registration

Tea/coffee available

17:00

Conference Welcome

Scientific Programme Committee

17:15

Opening Keynote Lecture

Dave Mooney Harvard University, USA

"Cells and viscoelasticity"

18:15

ICEBREAKER INTRODUCTIONS

An opportunity to make new connections over a drink.

19:00

WELCOME BUFFET & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE

Tea/coffee available

Session 1: 3D Models and drug development

Chair: Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling

09:00

Neil Carragher University of Edinburgh, UK

"Advancing phenotypic drug discovery strategies through new cell-based assay technologies"

09:30

Henriette Lanz Mimetas, Netherlands

"Modelling the tumor microenvironment on-a-chip"

10:00

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

10:15

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

Short intro pitches by each company

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:00

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

11:15

Hugo Snippert UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

"Real-time quantification of cellular drug response in patient-derived tumor organoids reveals heterogeneity in space and time"

11:45

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

3 top scoring abstracts presented as three minute talks

11:55

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM - Greiner Bio-One

Glauco R. Souza Greiner Bio-One

Magnetic 3D Cell Culture, 3D Cell Culture made as simple as 2D

12:25

BUFFET LUNCH & TRADE

13:00

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 1

Tea/coffee available

Session 2: Cell Adhesion & Mechanobiology

Chair: Cathrin Brisken

14:30

Valerie Weaver UCSF, USA

15:15

Sara Wickström University of Helsinki, Finland

"Regulation of stem cell fate by niche-derived signals and forces"

15:45

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

16:00

Viola Vogel ETH Zürich, Switzerland

"Unraveling the mechanobiology of extracellular matrix and of macrophages"

16:30

Industry Spotlight

16:45

TECHNOLOGIES FORUM

Sign-up required. Invited speakers will host tables, each covering a different topic.

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE

Tea/coffee available

09:00

Meet the Expert talk

Neil Carragher University of Edinburgh, UK

An interactive session where our expert will share from their personal and professional perspectives on oscillating between academia and industry.

Session 3: tumour progression and mechanisms of invasion

Chair: Valerie Weaver

09:30

Peter Friedl Radboud UMC, Netherlands

"3D models to understand tissue remodeling and anti-cancer therapy in bone"

10:00

Cathrin Brisken EPFL, Switzerland

"Understanding breast carcinogenesis: how models matter"

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:00

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

11:15

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

11:30

Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling Institut de Biologie Valrose, France

"Shaping tumors and their microenvironment"

12:00

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

3 top scoring abstracts presented as three minute talks

12:10

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM - Nexcelom

Gillian Farnie NDORMS, UK

"Breast Cancer Stem Cells – utilising in vitro assays to explore targets of tumour initiating cells"

12:40

BUFFET LUNCH & TRADE

13:15

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

Tea/coffee available

Session 4: regulating and remodeling the immune microenvironment

Chair: Peter Friedl

14:45

Keynote Lecture

Melody Swartz The University of Chicago, USA

15:30

Eduard Battle IRB Barcelona, Spain

"Immune evasion and metastasis in colorectal cancer"

16:00

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

16:30

Mikala Egebald Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

"Control of metastatic seeding and colonization by the microenvironment"

17:00

CONFERENCE DEBATE

Invited speakers will discuss one of the key topics of the field. Participants will have a chance to vote on the debate, and to contribute to the conversation.

19:30

CONFERENCE DINNER

Optional ticketed dinner

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE

Tea/coffee available

Session 5: multiplex imaging of cells

Chair: Neil Carragher

09:00

Emmanuel Donnadieu Institut Cochin, France

"Dynamic imaging of T cell antitumoral activities in human tumor biopsies"

09:30

Christian Conrad Berlin Institute of Health, Germany

"Spheroid imaging and sequencing"

10:00

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM - 10x Genomics

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE CLOSES

11:00

Proffered Paper 6

Selected from abstracts

11:15

David Bryant Beatson Institute, UK

"Finding the order in chaos: understanding the heterogeneity of tumour cell invasion mechanisms"

11:45

Closing Keynote Lecture

Senthil Muthuswamy Harvard Medical School, USA

"From a road less traveled to a worn path: 3D culture and organoids for cancer biology and therapeutics"

12:30

Summary & Awards

12:45

LUNCH & DEPART

 

"It was small enough to really get to know other attending researchers, but also big enough to cover a wide variety within this subject area. I really liked how specialised it was and how well curated the speakers were, really excellent."

Feedback from a participant at Goodbye Flat Biology 2018

Above: Speed networking session at Harnack House during a previous edition of the conference in November 2016. 

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