The State-of-the-Art 3D Tissue Culture & Organoids


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 18:00 to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:00


OIST Seaside House, Seminar Room


OIST is a young, international graduate university that offers a 5-year PhD program entirely in English. We plan to double the number of faculty and research staff over the next 5 years. Part of this growth strategy includes exploring new areas of research that may enhance OIST’s scientific portfolio through workshops and symposia, such as this one. Organoid research is a dynamic, interdisciplinary area of research with great potential to impact many aspects of biomedical science. This symposium aims to bring together renowned experts in the field to cover and discuss the basics and development of three dimensional tissue culture technology, its widespread application and the promise it holds for future medicine. It serves as a platform for stimulating new research ideas based on organoids as well as to introduce the potential of this technology to researchers in cell biology and beyond.


  1. Organoids for modelling of tissue/organ development and tissue regeneration
  2. Organoids for disease modelling and study of pathogenesis


[Alphabetical Order]

Alev, Cantas
Assistant Professor, Kyoto University

Barker, Nicholas 
Senior Principal Investigator, A *Star Institute of Medical Biology

Camp, J. Gray
Group Leader, Institute for Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel

Collombat, Patrick 
Director of Research, Institute de Biologie Valrose (IBV/CNRS UMR7277/INSERM U1091)

Eiraku, Mototsugu
Professor, Kyoto University

Gage, Fred
Professor, Salk Institute

Grapin-Botton, Anne
Professor, University of Copenhagen

Hogan, Brigid
Professor, Duke University School of Medicine

Jo, Junghyun
Research Associate, Genome Institute of Singapore

Knoblich, Juergen
Scientific Director, IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology

Kyle M. Loh
Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Lee, Joo-Hyeon
Group Leader, University of Cambridge

Morimoto, Mitsuru
Team Leader, RIKEN

Sato, Toshiro
Professor, Keio University

Takasato, Minoru
Team Leader, RIKEN

For all further information please check out the symposium's website.   

OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.​

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Application Deadline

Sunday, February 17, 2019 (All day)

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