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Drug Discovery Day

April 3, 2024
10:00 am — 1:00 pm

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Join us as we sponsor the biggest Organ-Chip virtual event of 2024! This year, Emulate is partnering with Endpoints News to shine a light on how Organ-on-a-Chip technology is transforming drug discovery & development.

This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by David Walt, PhD, Scientific Founder of Illumina and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. In his talk, Dr. Walt will discuss how next-generation technology such as spatial biology, single cell genomics, and complex in vitro models are revolutionizing the way drugs are developed.

Some of the additional sessions to look forward to include:

  • Cancer: Carly Strelez, PhD, from the Ellison Institute will share how she uses a patient-derived organoid-on-chip system to model the colorectal tumor microenvironment and cancer progression.
  • Infectious Disease: Three speakers will highlight how Organ-Chips can be used to study viral and bacterial infection, including SARS-CoV-2, Nipah virus, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • Drug Discovery & Development: A panel of speakers from across the pharmaceutical industry will discuss the various ways Organ-on-a-Chip technology can be used to evaluate drug efficacy and ADME-Tox profiles.

Stay tuned for the final agenda and full list of speakers!

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Speaker Spotlight

David Walt, PhD

Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard Medical School

Carly Strelez, PhD

Organ-on-a-Chip Team Manager, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of Technology

Jason Ekert, PhD

Head of US Discovery Translational Technology, UCB

Sushma Bhosle, PhD

Molecular Virology Associate Study Director, NIH/NIAID

Vivek Thacker, PhD

Group Leader, University of Heidelberg Medical Facility

Amy Ryan

Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa