Using 3-D Organoids to Answer Questions About Human Health

A panel of experts will discuss how researchers use human cerebral and tumor-derived organoids to better mimic the state of living tissue for drug development and infection studies. 

The Scientist Creative Services Team
Feb 13, 2020

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
2:30 - 4:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time

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Studying layers of cells grown on flat surfaces leaves a lot to be desired, as cellular responses and gene expression change when cells are not in their native, 3-D arrangements. Researchers develop organoids from primary cell lines or stem cells, and these structures are similar in architecture to primary tissue, which makes them relevant models of in vivo conditions. Scientists use organoids to study many areas of human biology, including toxicology, infection, and cancer. Join our panel in this webinar, brought to you by The Scientist, to hear how researchers use human cerebral and tumor-derived organoids to better mimic the state of living tissue for drug development and infection studies.

Topics to be covered

  • Human cerebral organoid applications for prion disease
  • Insights from the Human Cancer Models Initiative

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Meet the Speakers:

Cathryn Haigh, PhD
Chief, Prion Cell Biology Unit
Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Division of Intramural Research
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
                                 National Institutes of Health

Daniela S. Gerhard, PhD
Director, the Human Cancer Model Initiative
Director, Office of Cancer Genomics
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health