Multi-cellular Engineered Living Systems Symposium

March 26-28, 2025 | OMNI Hilton Head Resort

One of the grand challenges facing our scientific community is to develop the capability to design, engineer and produce complex, multi-cellular engineered living systems (M-CELS).

These systems might arise from guided differentiation of a cluster of pluripotent stem cells, drawing upon the capabilities to apply chemical, physical, or electrical cues to direct co-differentiation, as well as the intrinsic, natural capabilities of cell populations to produce functional interactions through emergence. Or they can be engineered, by first producing a high-level conceptual design, leading to the specification of components consisting of cell clusters, each comprised of phenotypically distinct cell types. This symposium will bring together experts from a variety of domains, including developmental biology, microphysiological systems, synthetic biology, tissue engineering, biobots, and computational modeling. The MCEL series of meetings has evolved into a hallmark global event that delves into the latest advancements and applications in multi-cellular biological systems and related fields.

CONTACT:
Darlene Ray
MCELS2025@mit.edu


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Mo Ebrahimkhani (University of Pittsburgh)
Melissa Kemp (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Jennifer Lewis (Harvard University)
Rashmi Mohanty (MIT)
Nuria Montserrat (IBEC)
Roger Kamm (MIT)
Milica Radisic (University of Toronto)
Taher Saif (UIUC)
Ron Weiss (MIT)


Session Topics

Organoids to engineer tissues

Cell and tissue mechanics

Self-organization of tissues

Engineering the embryo

In vitro vascular systems

Organ on chip

Modelling tissue organization

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IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract submission: 12/07/2024

Notification of acceptance: 01/15/2025

Early registration: 02/07/2025

Late registration: Onsite

Conference dates: March 26-28, 2025


REGISTRATION AND FEES:

EARLY BIRD RATE: $450
Student Rate: $150
LATE RATE: $550