Science Café Wageningen - Organ on a chip

The development of new medicines is a costly and time consuming process. But suppose that the time could be shortened, and the techniques would be cheap, therewith making medication available much more rapidly? That sounds futuristic, but could be just round the corner.

Currently, a lot of effort is put into so-called Organ-on-a-chip technology. With these small devices that consist of small chambers filled with cells from specific human organs, connected through small channels, the regular organ physiology can be emulated, even with several organs on one chip. It is clear that this way of medicine development could change everyone’s life drastically, but how far is science, and what can we expect?

With great pride we announce that we found prof. Albert van den Berg (2009 Spinoza price laureate) willing to tell us about his specialty. He will talk about technical developments that have taken place, give us a preview on the future we can expect, and of course take part in a discussion with the Wageningen audience. 

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What is a Science Cafe?
It’s an informal meeting in a cafe, with live music, and with a moderator for a lively debate. It's an initiative from WUR employee's & students and is an informal meeting between scientists and those who love science, or who love to debate the impact of science on our society.

Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. After some live music, two scientists give a brief presentation and sometimes show a short video clip to kick off a spicy debate.
Visit the science café: get a beer, listen, make some remarks and enlighten your mind.
And if you are not inspired, you can leave whenever you want…

When & language? Thursday evenings and the spoken language is English.

For who? Scientists & those who love science, or who love to debate the impact of science on our society.

Frequence: The intention is to present 4 to 6 Science Cafes a year.

The crime scene? The meetings are held in a cafe with live music: Café Loburg, Molenstraat 6 in Wageningen. 

KLV: KLV is sponsor of this event.

More information: http://sciencecafewageningen.nl/

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