Organoids are in vitro three-dimensional (3D) miniature organs grown in a dish. They can be derived from adult tissue specific stem cells, embryonic stems cells or induced pluripotent stem cells. During the process of organoid formation stem cells proliferate, differentiate and self organise into 3D structures comprised of distinct organ specific cells. These tissue specific organoids can then be used to investigate a range of complex questions from basic research in fundamental cellular biology all the way to clinical applications, drug development and personalised medicine. In recent years, a multitude of organoid systems, from brains to intestines, have been developed by scientists to understand basic biology, health and disease.
Experts and early career researchers in the field of organoid technology will present the latest breakthroughs in their research. Speakers to be announced in due course.
Adult intestinal stem cells can give rise to in vitro long-term self-renewing mini gut structures termed “Intestinal Organoids”. These organoids resemble the epithelial structure of the intestine, where LGR5+ stem cells, located in crypts, represent a long term self-renewing population that gives rise to all cell types of the intestinal epithelium.
Using human pluripotent stem cells to create in vitro cerebral organoids allows the study of neural developmental mechanisms in human as well as the roots of human neurological diseases. Cerebral organoids can indeed be used in experiments where current in vitro methods are too simple and they are more human applicable than rodent or other mammalian models.
1. To understand the history and applications of organoid systems
2. Learn how to establish intestinal or cerebral organoid cultures
3. To gain knowledge about the use of organoid systems in research and disease
Dr Bon-Kyoung Koo
Principal Investigator IMBA, Vienna
Mr Sam Wu
PhD Student Koo Lab, IMBA, Vienna
Mr Jens Puschhof
Clevers Lab, Hubrecht Institute
Dr Veronica Krenn
Knoblich Lab, IMBA, Vienna
Mr Stefano Giandomenico
Lancaster Lab, MRC-LMB, University of Cambridge
Dr Il Ho Jang
Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University
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