Organoids Are Us Symposium

Organoids Are Us Symposium

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$40 – $80

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Davis Auditorium

1G Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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Organoids, lab-grown miniature models of organs, are transforming science and medicine.

About this event

Researchers have developed them from a vast array of organs, including the gut, stomach, liver, brain and kidneys to understand how tissues develop and repair.

Organoids established from healthy tissues are proving to be excellent models of authentic infection as they recapitulate the essential features of organs. Organoids can also be generated from tumour cells to mimic cancers and help predict how an individual will respond to a drug – making personalised medicine a reality.

This symposium includes talks by researchers using organoid technology to advance our understanding of stem cells, development and human disease.

This hybrid event can be attended in-person at WEHI or viewed online.

Tony Burgess Oration

  • Prof Ramanuj DasGupta – Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore. Introduced by Prof Doug Hilton, Director of WEHI

Keynote speakers

  • Prof Christine Wells – University of Melbourne, VIC Australia
  • Prof Stefan Liebau – Institute of Neuroanatomy and Developmental Biology, Tubingen, Germany

Invited speakers include

  • A/Prof Selma Masri, University of California, Irvine, CA USA
  • Dr Ahmad Nabhan, Genentech, CA USA
  • Dr Nathan Godde, CSIRO, Geelong, VIC, Australia
  • A/Prof Silvia Velasco, MCRI, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • A/Prof Mirella Dottori, Wollongong University, NSW, Australia
  • A/Prof Kaylene Simpson, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC, Australia

Invited ECR/MCR speakers

  • Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck, junior post-doctoral fellow, Little laboratory, MCRI, VIC, Australia
  • Robin Wagner, MSc student, Hollande laboratory, University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Dr Chuan Kok Lim, PhD student, Beard laboratory, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Dr Dustin Flanagan, Laboratory Head, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

To encourage engagement throughout the symposium we invite everyone to Tweet throughout the event using #OrganoidsAreUs

Event information

Registration is $80.00 full price and $40.00 for students and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for in-person attendees.

If you are feeling unwell on the day, please do not attend this event in person, instead view online. WEHI recommends wearing a mask while visiting the institute where social distancing is not possible.

Registrations close for in-person attendees at 12pm (AEST) Thursday 28 July and for online attendees at 5pm (AEST) Monday 1 August.

All event links will be sent to attendees on Monday 1 August.

Direct any queries to:

Prof Elizabeth Vincan (

Dr Maree Faux (

Prof Marc Pellegrini (

Prof Joe Torresi (

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