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Organoids Are Us 2019

08:00 AM - Tuesday 25 June, 2019
Location: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research,Melbourne

Organoids, lab-grown miniature models of organs, are transforming science and medicine.

Researchers have developed them from a vast array of organs, including the gut, stomach, liver, brain and kidneys to understand how tissues develop and repair.

Organoids established from healthy tissues are proving to be excellent models of natural infection as they recapitulate the essential features of organs. Organoids can also be generated from tumour cells to mimic cancers and help predict how an individual will respond to a drug – making personalised medicine a reality.

This symposium includes talks by researchers using organoid technology in advancing our understanding of stem cells, cancer and infectious disease.

Registrations now open.