Thursday 22 August 2019


PhD student/Post doc Speed date




Opening of the workshop and Keynote lecture I

Sam Wall, Simula (Oslo, Norway): Inversion and computational maturation of drug response using human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes


Session 1: Computational approaches

13:50, talk 1, Michelangelo Paci, Tampere University (Tampere, Finland): Synthetic big data for replicating/investigating biological variability of cardiac cells

14:15, talk 2, Cheng Zhang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden): Systems medicine in diabetes

14:30, talk 3, Zahra Gounani, Abo Academy (Turku, Finland): Spatiotemporal control of cell functions by mimicking the Notch signaling pathway

14:45, talk 4, Jussi Koivumäki, Tampere University (Tampere, Finland): Integration of contractile element in an in silico model of hiPSC cardiomyocyte


Posters & Coffee


Session 2: Chip engineering

16:00 Invited talk, Swaminathan Rajaraman, University of Central Florida (Orlando, USA): Makerspace Micro/Nanofabrication Technologies for 2D and 3D Microelectrode Arrays (MEAs) towards Organ on a Chip Applications

16:30, talk 5, Tanja Hyvärinen, Tampere University (Tampere Finland): Characterizing the network functionality from stem cell-derived neurons with microelectrode array technology

16:45, talk 6, Tomi Ryynänen, Tampere University (Tampere Finland): Microelectrode array materials development

17:00, talk 7, Milan Finn Wesseler, Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby, Denmark): Organ models with synthetic 3D printed vasculature that supports in-vivo like cell densities at spatially controlled oxygen tensions

17:15, talk 8, Lassi Sukki, Tampere University (Tampere Finland): Development of micro – macro fabrication method for cell culture device prototyping

17:30, talk 9, Volker Lauschke, Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden): Novel microfluidic multi-tissue models for mechanistic studies of type 2 diabetes

17:45, talk 10, To be announced


Transportation to Finlayson Palace for dinner

Friday 23 August 2019




Keynote lecture II

Johan Lind, DTU (Denmark): Living models of the human heart with embedded soft electronic and 3D printed sensors


Session 3: Multicellular cultures and their challenges

9:45, talk 11, Tarja Toimela, FICAM, Tampere University (Tampere, Finland): Validation of in vitro test systems and methods

10:00, talk 12, Cecilia Sahlgren, Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland): A microfluidic oxygen gradient device to assess migrational responses of cancer stem cells

10:15, talk 13, Martin Dufva, (DTU, Danmark): Stackable hydrogels system for organ on a chip applications

10:30, talk 14, Emina Ibrahimovic, Elvesys and University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland): Neuromuscular-Junction on Chip to address Parkinson

10:45, talk 15, Riikka Äänismaa, Orion Oyj (Finland): Organs on Chips From Pharma Point of View




Session 4: Biomaterials in chip technology

11:30 talk 16, Päivi Järvinen, University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland): Side-by-side 2D and 3D cell culturing microdevices for drug toxicity screening

11:45, talk 17, Shadab Abadpour, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway): 3D Bioprinting of islets with adipose-derived stem cells into a scaffold improves islet function and survival

12:00, talk 18, Christine Gering, Tampere University (Tampere, Finland): Chemical Modification strategies of Gellan Gum to improve printability and injectability

12:15, talk 19, Kati Piironen , University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland): Cell Proliferation on Common 3D Printing Materials Used in Stereolithographic Patterning of Microfluidic Devices

12:30, talk 20, Mart Kroon, Tampere University (Tampere, Finland): Imaging 3D HUVEC cultures in gelatin gellan gum hydrogel using OPT microscopy

12:45, talk 21, Lauri Paasonen, UPM Kymmene OYj (Finland): Title to be announced


Closing words and end of the symposium