Mini-brain organoids: a Post Card from John Hopkins

Dear 3DbioNet, Many thanks for the Collaboration Challenge award. I visited Professor Thomas Hartung’s laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA from 8th to 14 th April 2019. During the visit, Dr Lena Smimova showed me how to culture mini-brain organoids (spheroids) from iPS-derived NPC using a shaker protocol. I also did one set of my own culture and follow it for 5 days. At the … Continue reading Mini-brain organoids: a Post Card from John Hopkins

A productive workshop in Sheffield

The second 3DbioNet workshop took place in Sheffield on the 6th of June 2019, hosted by John Haycock and the University of Sheffield. The day combined lectures, technology highlights, an early career researcher led speed-dating session, the launch of our first call for pump prime grants, small group brain storming on 3DbioNet challenges, and poster sessions culminating with the announcement of poster prizes (1st Joseph … Continue reading A productive workshop in Sheffield

First call for pump-priming projects

This is the first 3DbioNet call for pump-priming projects. The aim is to build on discussions and networking that took place in Liverpool (Launch Workshop, January 2019) and Sheffield (2nd Workshop, June 2019). The budget for individual projects is capped at £80K and we envisage funding approximately 5-6 projects in this call. Scope and eligibility Applications must address the remit of the network and aspects … Continue reading First call for pump-priming projects

3DbioNet Peeriodical – discussing 3D cell biology

A Peeriodical is a website that facilitate discussions of any published journal article that has a DOI. We have set up a 3DbioNet Peeriodical as a platform for scientists with interest in 3D biology field to review and discuss recent or older publications. We are facilitating this journal club because we believe that open discussion of science is essential, especially in an interdisciplinary field like … Continue reading 3DbioNet Peeriodical – discussing 3D cell biology

Collaboration Challenge

3DbioNet announced the #CollaborationChallenge, its first call for funding in January 2019. This is to facilitate new collaborations between partners. We received six applications and three of them will receive the award of upto £2000 upon completion of their project. The selection criteria for the award were the scientific excellence, the quality of the interdisciplinary collaboration and the fit with 3DbioNet’s remit. At least one … Continue reading Collaboration Challenge

Call for articles: special issue on 3D microtissues

The 3DbioNet team is inviting you to contribute articles for a special issue on the interdisciplinary challenges associated with the development and adoption of 3D microtissues. The special issue will be published in the Royal Society journal Interface Focus (information for authors). Read more about the scope of the special issue below. Conventional two-dimensional (2D) cell models are a poor representation of human tissue anatomy and physiology; … Continue reading Call for articles: special issue on 3D microtissues