Shannon Mumenthaler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Southern California
LOS ANGELES, California, United States
Head of Technology & Platforms
Schlieren, Zurich, Switzerland
Staff Scientist/Microscopy Team Manager
Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
Los Angeles, California, United States
ABOUT THIS SESSION:
Title: High content imaging approaches to organs-on-chips: recent advancements and future prospects
Description: Organs-on-chips are miniaturized 3D microfluidic devices that reconstruct the multicellular and physical microenvironment of specific tissues or organs and can be used to model normal or disease level functions. In this SIG, we will discuss: (1) how organs-on-chips recapitulate physiological conditions and offer an alternative or parallel preclinical model to study biological mechanisms or assess drug efficacy/toxicity; (2) high content imaging assays that are being applied to organs-on-chips; and (3) current opportunities, challenges, and development areas for the future of HCS/HCA applications using organs-on-chips platforms.
About the HCS/HCA Data and Informatics Special Interest Group (SIG):
The Data Analysis and Management SIG is dedicated to sharing best practices, experiences and expertise, and to encouraging collaboration. The group will actively address issues in the area of information technology and strategies and foster discussions, information sharing and meetings among group members. This SIG is presented in partnership with the Society of Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics (SBI2).