Goodbye Flat Biology: Advancing 3D-based Models for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery

Country: Germany

City: Berlin

Abstr. due: 09.09.2018

Dates: 10.11.19 — 13.11.19

Area Of Sciences: Biology; Pharmaceutics;

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Organizers: European Association for Cancer Research


Cancer development and spread involve complex processes that cannot be modelled for basic or translational science using conventional 2D cultures of tumour cells. Concerted multidisciplinary efforts to improve experimental systems have led to the emergence of novel approaches involving 3D culture formats and bioengineered materials that more accurately reflect the biochemical, spatial and mechanical properties of tumours in their tissue environment.

The conference format is designed to encourage networking in order to develop approaches that translate to outcomes. 

Topics to be covered

  • Cell adhesion, migration and mechanics
  • Imaging tumour invasion in 3D
  • 3D in vitro systems for drug development and clinical applications
  • Multicellular interactions and the immune microenvironment

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