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Monday, October 21 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lost in Translation: Success through Collaboration-The Organ on a Chip Technologies Network

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The Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network is a UKRI funded Technology Touching Life initiative, designed to capture, inspire and grow UK research activity in the Organ-on-a-Chip research field. Our global aims are to:
•Develop a vibrant multidisciplinary research community, bringing focus to the varied Organ-on-a-Chip and in vitro model research activity in the UK;
•Facilitate inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research collaborations, to develop the next generation of organ-on-a-chip research solutions;
•Train, support and inspire the next generation of outstanding leaders in organ-on-a-chip research.

Our flagship sabbatical funding programme is designed to pump prime new collaborations and research activity in the field. Researchers can spend time in a different (cross-discipline) laboratory. Funding includes salary for the sabbatical period plus up to £5k consumables and a travel/subsistence grant.
We run 6 monthly network events, which aim at sharing members latest research, facilitating new collaborations and identifying routes to support our community. We are currently establishing a range of special interest groups within the network, providing financial support for groups to run more focused organ-on-a-chip workshops and events. We also provide funding for network members to travel between each other’s laboratories to initiate new collaborations.

We have a strong focus on early career researcher support and training, running activities specifically for this group. Currently, our early career researchers are spearheading new public engagement activities for the organ-on-a-chip community with support (financial, training and delivery) from our team.
The network is free and simple to join: https://www.organonachip.org.uk/

Members of our leadership team can provide further information:
Hazel Screen (QMUL)
Martin Knight (QMUL)
Anthony Bull (Imperial Col)
Alicia El Haj (Birmingham)
Andy Carr (Oxford)
Matt Dalby (Glasgow)
Katia Karalis (Emulate)
Paul Workman (ICR)

avatar for Hazel Screen, Ph.D., MRes, BEng

Hazel Screen, Ph.D., MRes, BEng

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
Hazel Screen is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London.Her research group focuses on multi-scale structure-function behaviour and mechanobiology in tissues. She has particular interest in in vitro models to explore health... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm BST
Wellcome Auditorium