Queen Mary+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre Virtual Launch

This event took place on Wednesday 15th July.

We hope to be able to run a recorded version of the event in future.
Please contact us if this would be of interest.

Join us at the virtual launch of the Queen Mary+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre, a new collaborative venture between Emulate, Inc. and Queen Mary University of London providing access to Emulate’s Organs-on-Chips platform to industry and academic members of the UK Organ-on-a-chip Technologies Network.

The virtual launch event is free and open to all with advance registration. The programme includes opening remarks from Dr Alison Cave (Innovate UK) followed by an international keynote, industry perspective and launch of a new proof of concept funding scheme.

Registration is required via Eventbrite »

Researchers accessing the Centre can use Emulate’s supported organ models which include: LiverProximal Tubule KidneyLung and Intestine or use the technology to develop their own models supported by our Centre Scientist.

The Centre also provides opportunities for collaboration with Emulate and support for commercialisation and translational impact. We are happy to support academic research grant applications by providing letters of support detailing in-kind contribution associated with access to the facilities, associated centre scientist support and industrial engagement.

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Online Event Programme

13.00-13.15 Introduction to the Queen Mary+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre Prof Martin Knight  (Centre Director, Queen Mary University of London)
13.15-13.20 Welcome from Emulate Dr Lorna Ewart (Emulate, Inc.)
13.20-13.40 Addressing Todays Drug Development Challenges Dr Alison Cave (ISCF Director: Accelerating Detection of Disease at Innovate UK)
13.40-14.00 Development and utilization of organ on chips in drug discovery Dr Jason Ekert (Senior Director and Head of Complex In Vitro Models, GlaxoSmithKline)
14.00-14.40 Development of Lung-Chip models to study lung biology, repair and host defense Dr Anne Van Der Does (Senior Researcher, Leiden University Medical Centre)
14.40-14.55 Panel discussion Chair: Prof Martin Knight and Prof Hazel Screen
14.55-15.10       OOAC Network: Accessing the Centre & Proof of Concept Funding Prof Hazel Screen (Director of UK Organ-on-a-chip Network, Queen Mary University of London)
15.10-15.15 Q&A session Chair: Prof Martin Knight and Prof Hazel Screen
15.15 Event close Prof Martin Knight 

Proof of Concept Funding Award

In collaboration with the UK Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network we will be opening a new proof of concept call  at the virtual launch which aims to support academic research by offering affordable access to equipment and consumables. Further details of the call will be provided at the e-launch.