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AN ORGANISM IN A WELL: SIMULATING OUR BODIES

Please note the event will take place in the interior of the bar
Past event - 2022
09 May Free Entrance
Volta Bräu, Voltastrasse 30,
Basel 4056
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Welcome to Volta Bräu  for the 1st day of Pint of Science in Basel 

Program

18:00-18:20 Doors open

18:20-18:30 Presentation of Pint of Science

18:30-19:00 Talk of Alina Gavrilov "Using our immune system to eliminate tumors"

Short break 

19:05-19:35 Talk of Gray Camp "Organoids to explore the human condition"

Short break

19:40-20:10 Talk of Nassim Rousset "Your body on a chip: Better preclinical models with microfluidics"

20:10-20:30 Quiz for the audience & Closing of the night 

For any question please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]

Using our inmune system to eliminate tumors

Alina Gavrilov, M.Sc. (Principal Associate at Roche )
To investigate the poorly understood biological processes of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), we established a standardized 3D in vitro model of the BBB. Furthermore, to investigate the impact of disease, we developed a BBB-tumor model. We successfully embedded tumor cells into the BBB organoid core. At Roche new therapeutics are constantly developed, one of them being T cell bispecific antibodies. In this talk, I will explain how we can use those new technologies to trigger our own immune system to eliminate tumors.
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Organoids to explore the human condition

Dr Gray Camp (Research Group Leader, Institute for Translational Bioengineering ITB, Roche)
https://twitter.com/graycamplab?lang=el
Using organoids to understand human physiology
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Your body on a chip: Better preclinical models with microfluidics

Nassim Rousset, M.Sc. (Doctorate Student, D-​BSSE, ETH Zürich)
I will introduce the world of microphysiological systems and their potential to replace animal models. Microphysiological systems use microfluidics to connect microscopic organ models in a manner that is relevant for drug development. For example, you could connect a liver and gut model - our principal organs for drug metabolism - to a cancer model. Then, by dosing a certain compound through the metabolizing organs, you could measure its therapeutic effect on cancer. These so-called “body-on-a-chip” would be more relevant than traditional tests on isolated organ models in Petri dishes.
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