3D-Organotypic Cultures and Future Perspectives of Such Techniques in Predictive Toxicology
Conference Recording Mar 25, 2013
About the SpeakerFozia Noor is a pharmacist and did her PhD in Heidelberg, Germany at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology in 2006. Currently, she is the group leader of systems biology of mammalian cells and systems toxicology in the group of Prof. Heinzle at the Biochemical Engineering Institute of Saarland University. Her research interests include development and optimization of in vitro methods for toxicological screening and metabolomics. She is currently involved in BMBF projects VIRTUAL LIVER and OXISYS. She is also jointly coordinating the NOTOX project funded by EU and Cosmetics Europe.
Different 3D cultivation methods used in our lab will be presented. Such systems allow long term maintenance of liver cells and their use for chronic repeated dose toxicity assessment.