Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Conference: Intestinal Organoids

    The intestine plays essential roles in controlling our metabolism by nutrient uptake, hormone secretion and facilitation of symbiosis with the commensal microbiota. Understanding the complex roles of the epithelium in these processes has proven a great challenge – but a challenge that will provide insights into disease mechanisms and potentially new and improved treatment options. The conference will bring together world-leading scientists across several research fields to discuss how new technologies including the versatile organoid culture system can provide important knowledge about epithelial cell fate decisions, function and interplay with the microbiota.

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    29-02 Sep-Oct 2019


    Atsushi Suzuki Kyushu University, Japan
    Calvin Kuo Stanford University, United States
    Frank Reimann University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Fredrik Bäckhed University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Gérard Gradwohl Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, France
    Gordon Dougan University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Heiko Lickert Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
    James Wells Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, United States
    Jason Spence University of Michigan, United States
    Matthias Lütolf École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nancy Allbritton University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
    Pekka Katajisto University of Helsinki, Finland
    Prisca Liberali Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research , Switzerland
    Ramesh Shivdasani Harvard University, United States
    Tamara Zietek Technical University of Munich, Germany
    Thaddeus Stappenbeck Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, United States
    Thue Schwartz University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Toshiro Sato Keio University, Japan

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    Application instructions

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Conference on Intestinal Organoids is now closed for applications.


    If you wish to attend our conference, you will need to apply and submit an abstract.

    Registration for abstract submission open from: March 8 2019

    Abstract submission deadline: EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: 20 May 2019

    Evaluation of incoming applications: May 27 2019

    Notifications to applicants: Start June 2019

    SHORT TALKS: Some applicants will be invited to give a short talk during the conference based on their submitted abstract. Selected applicants will be notified in the start of June 2019.

    Registration fee, accommodation and local costs for all approved applicants are covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Only travel expenses to and from the conference venue will be at your own expense.

    For practical details, please click here



    Conference topics

    Conference topics

    Stem cells and cell fate decisions
    Enteroendocrine lineage specification
    Gut hormone production and secretion
    Interactions between gut epithelium and microbiota
    Engineering stem cell niches
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