BSRT Graduate School

Stem Cell

Stem Cell12.09.2019 09:00 - 16:00 (Thu)Krithika Hariharan, Valeria Fernandez ValloneCranach House 0.0043
Stem Cell13.09.2019 09:00 - 16:00 (Fri)Krithika Hariharan, Valeria Fernandez ValloneCranach House 0.0043
Title of Course: 
Organoids, a multi-faceted tool in regenerative medicine
Optional or Mandatory: 
This course is optional for doctoral researchers at the BSRT
booked/available (including waiting list): 
maximum number of participants: 

"Inside every stem cell is an organ waiting to happen…” - Eisenstein.M


Moving from 2D to 3D cellular systems, we will address in vitro and ex vivo organoid generation techniques discussing their limitations and shedding light on recent advances in the field. We will delve into the wide-ranging applications of organoids in disease modelling, diagnosis and personalized medicine with specific attention to research interest of participants. The course will focus on organoid generation in terms of practical skills as well as basic knowledge on human developmental biology important to set the basis for protocol establishment. Attending this course will equip you with all the theoretical and technical knowledge needed to develop your own organoid protocols and solve the possible difficulties.



The course comprises 2 days where the lectures will be accompanied by hands-on experience on techniques to generate and maintain 3D cell culture models/organoids. Functional assays important to answer specific research questions will be also taken into account.

We will adapt the content as much as possible for the participants (tissue of interest) so that each student can have an idea regarding the possibilities of utilizing organoid technology in their own fields/project.


This course addresses PhD students who have at least a basic knowledge of stem cells and would like to establish or learn about 3D organoid models.