Launch Workshop

We will kick off the network with an exciting Launch Workshop. Registration is now closed; if you are not able to attend, you can still join the discussion on Twitter #3DbioNet.

Date: 14th and 15th January 2019, The Liner hotel, Liverpool

The key objectives of the workshop:

  • Generate new ideas, collaborations and innovations to address the challenges in the field of 3D microtissues.
  • To facilitate multidisciplinary consortia addressing the key issues identified.
  • To shape the agenda of the network through engagement with industry, academia and other stakeholders.
  • To advertise the funding priorities of the network.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT (extended deadline 3rd January 2019): Please use this template and submit your abstract by email

Registration Prices (deadline 31/12/2018; places are limited)

Academic or Industry with accommodation*: £50

Academic or Industry without accommodation: £25

PhD or PDRA with accommodation*: £25

PhD or PDRA without accommodation:£12

*One night 14th January 2019 at the Liner hotel, Liverpool.

Draft Schedule for the Workshop

DAY 1  14th January 2019 

11:00     11:15     Registration including refreshments

11:15     11:35     Welcome address and introduction to the network

Dr Raphael Levy /Prof Helen Byrne, Univ. of Liverpool/Oxford

11:35     11:55     Guest Lecture: Title TBC. Prof Jamie Davies, Univ of Edinburgh

11:55     12:15     Guest Lecture: A systems toxicology toolbox for mechanism-based safety assessment. Dr Bob Van der Water, Univ. of Leiden

12:15     12:30     Guest Lecture: Expanding organoids at scale: a multidisciplinary journey. Dr. Marianne Ellis, Univ of Bath / Cellesce

12:30     12:50     Guest Lecture: Novel Human-based Hepatic Safety Models for Mechanistic Risk Assessment. Dr Dominic Williams, Astrazeneca

12:50     13:05     Guest Lecture: Insights from mathematical models of spheroids for drug uptake & cancer spreadDr Rachel N Bearon , Univ. Of Liverpool

13:05     14:00     Lunch +  networking + posters

14:00     14:20     Briefing for Breakout sessions    Dr Raphael Levy/ Prof Helen Byrne, Univ. of  Liverpool/Oxford

14:20     15:15     5 Breakout sessions in discussion rooms

15:15     15:45     Coffee + networking + posters

15:45     16:30     Breakout session debrief

16:30     17:00     Discussion panel, Panellists + all delegates

17:00     17:30     2-3 min Lightning talks (up to 8)

17:30     18:30     Posters + nibbles

19:00                    Drinks, Dinner, Networking

DAY 2  15th January 2019   

09:00     09:30     Guest lecture: Title TBC  Dr Alicia El Haj, Univ. of  Birmingham

09:30     10:30     Meet the Management Board

10:30     11:10     Coffee + networking

11:10     12:00     Technology Showcase (up to 6)

12:00     13:00     Lunch +  networking

13:00     13:30     Round-table discussion

13:30     13:45     Next steps / Call for Travel & Secondments applications, Prof Helen Byrne

13:45     14:00     Closing remarks        Dr Raphael Levy/Prof Helen Byrne