Topic: Organ-on-a-chip Technology
The Fall 2021 NanoFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio- Systems) program will be offered in a weekly webinar format during the month of October. The focus of this event will be “Organ-on-a-Chip Technology.” The Organ-on-a-Chip is one of the emerging technologies that brings together two distinct fields of research: microfluidics and cell/tissue biology. The technology refers to a physiological organ biomimetic system built on a microfluidic chip. The goal for Organ-on-a-Chip technology is to develop human tissue models for disease modeling and drug testing. The technology use microfluidics, along with cells, to imitate the physiological and mechanical conditions experienced in the body.
We are fortunate to have subject experts in this area, Dr. Chengzhi Shi (School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology), Dr. Yongzhi Qiu (Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine), Dr. Yeoheung Yun (Department of Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering, North Carolina A & T State University), and Dr. Guillaume Aubry (School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology) speak to us on their current research topics in “Organ-on-a-Chip Technology.”
Please click the link, https://tinyurl.com/fall2021nanofansflyer toknow more about the webinar dates, talk titles, and registration. Meeting URL will be sent to all those registered prior to the event.
October 6 – On-chip spheroid growth under pulsatile pressure [Prof. Chengzhi Shi – School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology]
October 13 – Novel hydrogel-based microvasculature-on-chips for studying microvascular occlusion and thrombosis in disease [Prof. Yongzhi Qiu – Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine]
October 20 – Brain Microphysiological System [Prof. Yeoheung Yun – Department of Chemical, Biological & Bioengineering, North Carolina A & T State University]
October 27 – Towards the high-throughput screening of brain organoids on chip [Dr. Guillaume Aubry, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology]
Event Time: 11 AM – 12 PM EDT (all dates)
Event Address: Webinar link will be sent to all those registered prior to the event
Paul Joseph, Ph.D., MBA
Faculty – Principal Research Scientist
Director of External User Programs
Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC)
Georgia Tech – Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology