IEM CAS scientists organised the third edition of the mini-symposium Biocev Regeneration III.

Professional EventsSymposium Published on 08. 12. 2023 Reading time Reading time: 3 minutes

On November 23 and 24, our colleague from BIOCEV organized a mini-symposium and a workshop for young researchers entitled BIOCEV Regeneration III.

This event was held at the BIOCEV (open in a new window) research centre for the third time and, as usual, evoked great interest from researchers from universities and academic institutions.

The main organisers of this event were PhD students of the Department of Neuroregeneration, namely Jarmila Havelková, Kristýna Šintáková and Eliška Vavřinová, who ensured the perfect organisation and running of the mini-symposium.

The event program focused on the different aspects of 3D culture, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, cancer research and modelling and organoid research. The sessions were moderated by organisers together with Olena Rohulska, Natalia Romanyuk and Yuriy Petrenko.

The event offered excellent lectures with the participation of Czech and foreign distinguished guests:

  • Oleg Lunov (Institute of Physics of the CAS, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Lukáš Valihrach (Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS, BIOCEV, Vestec, Czech Republic)
  • Daniel Jirák (Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, IKEM, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Jiří Sedmík (Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University)
  • Natalia Rozwadowska (The Institute of Human Genetics of the PAS, Poznan, Poland)
  • Tomasz Kolanowski (The Institute of Human Genetics of the PAS, Poznan, Poland)

In a friendly student-to-student format, the symposium participants had the opportunity to share the results of their research and experiences. The Young Scientists Session included three oral presentations and 13 short pitch talks presenting selected results of the poster session, in which participants chose the three best posters to receive awards and prizes.

  • 1st  Place:  Soňa Kadáková (Masaryk University, Brno) / Revealing Alzheimer’s disease development mechanisms via iPSC-derived cerebral organoids
  • 2nd  Place: Šimon Pražák (Institute of Physiology of the CAS) / Reinforced composite 3D collagen hydrogel as a model for the purposes of vascular tissue reconstruction
  • 3rd place: Katarína Čimborová (Masaryk University, Brno) / Decellularization of lung to yield three-dimensional scaffold for pulmonary tissue engineering

In total, more than 50 participants attended the event, which was also streamed online for participants from Germany, Hungary, Norway, Ukraine and Poland.

The second day of the symposium was organised for active participants only and included two workshops. In the first part, Jiří Růžička from I&I Prague company shared his knowledge and presented an overview of strategies for commercialising research results into practice.

In the second part of the workshop, our neuroscientist, Yuri Petrenko, shared his knowledge of 3D culture research. In addition to presentations, the workshop offered practical demonstrations of cell encapsulation, bioreactor design and more.

We would like to thank all participants for their great contributions, and we look forward to seeing you at other events in the new year.