Pharmacology 2016 - Organ-on-a-chip technology - the future of physiological profiling

13 December 2016 - 15 December 2016

QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom

The Physiological Society is delighted to be sponsoring this early-career event at Pharmacology 2016.

The British Pharmacological Society's flagship annual meeting attracts over 1,000 scientists each year, mostly from the UK but also many from across Europe and from overseas.  Being held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre from 13 to 15 December 2016.

Organ-on-a-chip technology - the future of physiological profiling?

Tools which improve disease modelling and saftey pharmacology, as well as mitigate the use for animal testing are critical to the success of drug discovery and development. Success in this area will rely on interdisciplinary relationships between pharmacologists, physiologists, physicists, drug developers and clinicians. In this symposium we aim to bring together leading scientists and opinion leaders in these areas, in the hope of fostering collaborations and discussion to aid in improving the drug discovery and development process. As we represent the Young Pharmacologists Advisory Group of the British Pharmacological Society we also hope this will provide an educational experience to young scientists and students, and provide networking opportunities. 

Tuesday 13 December 2016 

10.00 Welcome by chairs 

  • Laura Ajram, BPS Young Pharmacologists Advisory Group, UK
  • Joanne Carter, BPS Young Pharmacologists Advisory Group, UK
  • Sam Jackson, NC3Rs, UK 

10.05 A regulatory view on the acceptability of organ on a chip data
David Jones, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), UK 

10.30 From mice to slice; can organotypic slice cultures serve as a viable model for neurodegenerative disease?
Jacqueline Mitchell, Kings College London, UK 

10.55 From patient to the bench: 3D models of renal carcinoma
Agata Nyga, University College London, UK 

11.10 Chip-based microphysiological systems: New tools for predictive substance testing?
Reyk Horland, TissUse, Germany 

11.35 Human organs-on-chips
Andries Van Der Meer, Univeristy of Twente, The Netherlands