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Tiago Fernandes, Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, “A Mechanistic Approach to Stem Cell-based Bioassembly and Scalable Biomanufacturing”
March 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Topic: “A Mechanistic Approach to Stem Cell-based Bioassembly and Scalable Biomanufacturing”
Speaker: Tiago Fernandes, Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Stem cell engineering is a distinct field at the intersection of stem cell biology, engineering and regenerative medicine. The understanding of how biophysical and biochemical cues in the cell surroundings regulate cell fate and differentiation can be harnessed for the development of novel approaches to modulate stem cell behaviors, eventually leading to their clinical utilization. As stem cell knowledge matures its appropriate translation to the clinical setting is crucial for success. Thus, in addition to fundamental studies, approaches to monitoring stem cell responses, process development for target cell production, as well as careful planning for clinical translation, are all required to unlock the therapeutic potential of stem cells. In this seminar I will discuss the implementation of an integrated mechanistic approach to cell and regenerative biology, tissue and organ-based bioassembly and scalable biomanufacturing. Independently, each of these will try to answer relevant scientific and technological questions, including mechanistic understanding of human organogenesis and regeneration, development of 3D in vitro systems for screening and disease modeling, and scalable production of cell-based products for cell therapies and tissue engineering applications.
The UW Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center will continue to offer its weekly seminar, but we will transition to ONLINE only. We will be offering this live (synchronously), so you can participate in the Q & A session in real time.
To connect and join our live Tuesday Stem Cell Seminar Series (now online), please click on this public link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/ecfe2a1900ab4a6ca9bd6b20e4b7bb07
We do encourage you all to review the instructions, linked below, in order to orient yourselves to this environment. You are also welcome to jump into the room and test your ability to connect, including turning on your audio and video. Our center’s Administrator, Hollie, will be in the room starting at 10:30 AM CT and can offer assistance as time allows.
Guest Access Instructional Overview: https://go.wisc.edu/ftti09
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**STUDENTS: If you are a current student, an announcement has been posted to your Canvas course with instructions on how to access the course.