UCL Therapeutic Innovation Networks


RegMed TIN Seminar: Biomedical Potential of Organoid Technology

14 December 2020, 2:00 pm–3:15 pm

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This RegMed TIN Seminar includes projects focuses on the enormous potential organoids hold for clinical applications.

This event is free.

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Alina Shrourou


United Kingdom

In this webinar series, we have been exploring one of the most promising and interdisciplinary research areas in medical sciences. We have looked at innovative technologies involving tissue engineering, cell biology, and materials science for therapeutic applications or as drug testing tools, and have showcased collaborative projects aiming at restoring impaired function of organs in the body. This time we have 3 great talks on projects at different stages of development focusing on the enormous potential organoids hold for clinical applications and how this technology can bring basic research closer to clinical practice.


  • Dr Asha Recino (TIN coordinator) - Introduction of Regenerative Medicine TIN
  • Prof. Jonathan Knowles (Eastman Dental Institute, TIN chair) - Introduction of speakers
  • Prof. Marilena Loizidou (Department of Surgical Biotechnology) - Tumouroids: 3D cellular constructs which mimic solid tumours, and their applications
  • Dr Amy McTague (Department of Developmental Neurosciences) - Applications of 3D organoids for neurological disorders of childhood
  • Prof. Paolo De Coppi (Department of Developmental Biology & Cancer) - The role of ECM as a tool for direct human organoid derivation and in vivo organoid delivery

In this event, you will have the opportunity to know about the wealth of ground-breaking translational research occurring in the Regenerative Medicine space here at UCL, get inspired with new ideas and increase the number of opportunities for collaborations across disciplines. You will enter a community with multidisciplinary backgrounds and will hear about the internal and external support and funding collaborative projects receive.

We hope for basic and translational researchers from across UCL to attend. We aim to remove barriers and reach out to researchers at all career stages across departments and research areas. We'd also like to invite existing and potential industry partners to attend, as we highlight case studies of Regenerative Medicine at UCL and provide insights into the work of the TIN and the types of projects looking for collaborators to accelerate translation.