TRI Seminar Room 2004

Experimental Approaches to Performing Cellular Assays in 3D. Development, Analysis and Imaging

We have been aware for some time of the increasing interest in 3 dimensional cell based models and culture approaches within the international Translational Research Community. The elevated awareness to these new methodological approaches has been driven by the expectation that their adoption and use will offer significant experimental advantages over that of the more conventional 2D cell based approaches currently used.  Within the TRI there are several groups actively and routinely performing 3D cell based assays.  This meeting has been organised to platform the work conducted by these TRI researchers.

Aims of Meeting

  • To increase the awareness of this work within the TRI.
  • To exchange information and ideas regarding the culturing of cells and tissues in 3Dimensions.
  • Discuss the analytical approaches used or required to extract biological information.
  • Establish areas of unmet need within the local Translational Research Community.
  • To foster collaborative interaction between research groups and to shape these into fundable programs.  

Meeting Agenda




08:55am - 09:00

Prof Ken O’Byrne

Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:30

Dr  Daniela Loessner

Design of disease models using tissue engineering principles.

09:30 - 10:00

Dr Scott Quadrelli


10:00 - 10:30

Prof Brian Gabrielli


10:30 -11:00



11:00 - 11:30

Dr Linda Harkness 

Maintaining pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells using a thermoresponsive polymer and 3D culture platform.

11:30 - 12:00

Prof Mike Doran


12:00 - 12:30

Prof Nikolas Haass


12:30 - 13:00

Arutha Kulasinghe

Isolation, culture and characterization of live Head and Neck cancer patient-derived circulating tumour cells

1300  - 13:30

Prof Ian Vela 


13:30  - 14:30


14:30 - 15:00

Prof Elizabeth Williams


15:00 -  1530

Anthony Davies

Imaging in 3D using the InCell Analyser 2200.

15:30 - 17:00

Panel Led Discussion 

Collaboration and Planning

We only have space for a maximum of 40 attendees so please contact Dr Anthony Davies to ensure you have a place.