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The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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

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 natural 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 leaders in the field on the central role of Wnt signalling and organoid technology in advancing our understanding of stem cells, cancer and infectious disease.

Professor Hans Clevers has led the organoid revolution, and will deliver the plenary talk.

Event Contacts: Professor Elizabeth Vincan and Dr Maree Faux

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