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2017 Kick-Off symposium

Kick-Off symposium 2017


25th September 2017

To kick-off IC-3Rs, an inaugural symposium was held, with a focus on the alternative methods developed at the VUB, Jette. Cross disciplinary talks, from key VUB experts, highlighted how cutting edge research can work hand-in-hand with alternative strategies – delivering high quality and relevant science in line with a humane approach. Topics included:

INNOVATIVE STEM-CELL BASED CULTURE MODELS

Stem cell-based in vitro models:
where are we today?

Human skin stem cell-derived hepatic cells and their potential use in toxicity testing and drug discovery    

INNOVATIVE 3D-CULTURE MODELS

STEM-CELL BASED

3D-in vitro models of liver fibrosis

2PP-printing to create innovative 3D-culture models

Testicular organoids from primary cells:
an important step towards human in vitro
spermatogenesis 

INNOVATIVE TOOLS


3D-CULTURE

CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing: an emerging platform for in vitro research

In silico methods to prioritize potentially genotoxic substances used in food contact materials

Cellular and molecular imaging to reduce and refine animal experiments

Chip for animal-free genotoxicity testing 

Speakers at the IC-3Rs  Kick-Off 


INTRO

  • Mrs. Bianca Debaets, Brussels State Secretary
  • Prof. Peter in ’t Veld, Dean of the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy VUB
  • Prof. Vera Rogiers , IVTD, VUB
  • Dr. Bernward Garthoff, Chair of BIO.NRW

VUB SCIENTISTS

  • Prof. Joery De Kock, IVTD, VUB
  • Prof. Robim M Rodrigues, IVTD, VUB
  • Prof. Leo Van Grunsven, Liver Cell Biology & Toxicology (LIVR), VUB
  • Prof. Jürgen Van Erps, Applied Physics and Photonics (B-PHOT), VUB
  • Dr. Yoni Baert, Reproduction, Genetics and Regenerative Medicine Research Cluster (RGRG), VUB
  • Prof. Thierry Vanden Driessche, Department of Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (GTRM), VUB
  • Drs. Melissa Van Bossuyt, The Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP)/IVTD, VUB
  • Prof. Nick Devoogdt, Cellular and molecular imaging to reduce and refine animal experiments, ICMI, VUB
  • Dr. Gamze Ates, IVTD, VUB
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Please note, attendance at the symposium is free of charge. Registration is obligatory as places are limited and will be on a first-come first-served basis. Registration also includes a walking lunch, a networking reception.

Certificates of attendance are available, upon request at the event.