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Prof. Matthias Lutolf

Meet the Speaker

Prof. Lutolf will be available for a special "Meet the Speaker" directly after the BIH Lecture. Use this great opportunity for your individual questions by simply staying online after the lecture. We look forward to your participation and a lively discussion!

Friday, 17 December 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm (CET) | BIH Lecture
1:10 – 2:00 pm (CET) | "Meet the Speaker" with Prof. Lutolf

BIH Lecture

In his BIH Lecture, Prof. Matthias Lutolf will talk about Engineering Organoid Development. Organoids form through poorly understood morphogenetic processes in which initially homogeneous ensembles of stem cells spontaneously self-organize in suspension or within permissive three-dimensional extracellular matrices. Yet, the absence of virtually any predefined patterning influences such as morphogen gradients or mechanical cues results in an extensive heterogeneity. Moreover, the current mismatch in shape, size and lifespan between native organs and their in vitro counterparts hinders their even wider applicability. In this talk Prof. Lutolf will discuss some of his group's ongoing efforts in developing next-generation organoids that are assembled by guiding cell-intrinsic self-patterning through engineered stem cell microenvironments.

About the Speaker

Matthias Lutolf is the Scientific Director of the Roche Institute for Translational Bioengineering and a Professor of Bioengineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). His research focuses on the use of cutting-edge bioengineering strategies to guide stem cell-based development to build novel organoids with improved reproducibility and physiological relevance for basic research and real-world applications in drug discovery and development.

Further information:

The Roche Institute for Translational Bioengineering

Laboratory of Stem Cell Bioengineering at EPFL in Lausanne


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Registration

The Lecture will be held online via GoToMeeting. To participate in the Lecture, please register here. The registration will be open until maximal participant capacity is reached.

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When
Friday, 17 December 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm (CET) | BIH Lecture
1:10 – 2:00 pm (CET) | "Meet the Speaker" with Prof. Lutolf

How
via GoToMeeting
A login-link or dial-in number for the phone as well as an access code for the BIH Lecture will be provided the evening before the event.

Registration
Please register here.
The registration will be open until maximal participant capacity is reached.

Contact

Patricia Ebel

Manager Communications and Events

Contact information
Phone:+49 30 450 543 073
E-mail:patricia.ebel@bih-charite.de