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Kennedy Okeyo's Biography

Kennedy Okeyo, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

Dr. Kennedy O. Okeyo is currently a senior lecturer at the Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University. He graduated with a PhD in mechanical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, and worked briefly in a company thereafter. Prior to his current appointment, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He is currently undertaking research in the fields of tissue engineering, biomicrofluidics, and biomechanics, with specific focus on cell function modulation using microfabricated devices.

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Biophysical Approaches To Organoid Fabrication

Friday, 5 October 2018 at 15:00

Add to Calendar ▼2018-10-05 15:00:002018-10-05 16:00:00Europe/LondonBiophysical Approaches To Organoid Fabrication3D-Culture and Organoids in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,

Organoid generation by biochemical induction strategies faces scalability challenges owing to cost implications stemming from the use of costly reagents. On the other hand, biophysical techniques relying on modulating the cell culture milieu to induce self-assembly, direct differentiation, and, ultimately, organoid formation presents a viable alternative approach with ease of scalability, higher reproducibility and cost effectiveness. Here, we introduce such a biophysical technique, namely, the mesh culture technique, and demonstrate its potential in directing self-assembly and differentiation of stem cells. Ongoing efforts to integrate this technology with microfluidics to realize organoid-on-a-chip system for drug assay and biological studies will be presented.

Add to Calendar ▼2018-10-04 00:00:002018-10-05 00:00:00Europe/London3D-Culture and Organoids3D-Culture and Organoids in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,