In Vitro 3D Models Workshop

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In a groundbreaking two-day workshop that brought together top minds in the field of in vitro 3D models, 16 local and international participants converged at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, USIM, to delve into the fascinating world of mouse crypts and organoid culture. Led by a team of renowned experts from the University of Nottingham, the event promised to transfer invaluable knowledge and skills while opening up new horizons in the realm of scientific research.

The event, which took place on January 16th and 17th, 2024, was spearheaded by an impressive panel of experts including Prof. Kevin Gaston, Prof. Ana, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paloma, and Prof. Shiela, all hailing from the University of Nottingham, UK. Their collective expertise in the field of in vitro 3D models set the stage for an enlightening and hands-on experience.

The workshop aimed to explore the isolation and culture of mouse crypts to form a 3D organoid. The resounding success of the workshop was evident as participants not only grasped the intricacies of the procedures but also produced remarkable organoids, which were observed through fluorescent imaging. These vivid and complex structures opened up new possibilities for research in various fields, including drug screening, cancer studies, stem cell research, and more.

Prof. Kevin Gaston, one of the lead experts, remarked, “This workshop was a crucial step towards advancing our understanding of 3D organoid in vitro culture. The knowledge and skills gained here will undoubtedly shape the future of scientific research and its applications.”

The benefits of the workshop extended beyond the immediate hands-on experience. It fostered collaboration and networking among participants and experts. Dr. Paloma, another expert, emphasized, “Our goal was not only to teach but also to create a global network of researchers committed to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge. The potential applications of 3D organoid culture are vast, and this workshop has equipped participants to explore them.”

The workshop concluded with a forward-looking discussion among delegates from the University of Nottingham, FPSK USIM, University of Nottingham – Malaysia, UPM, UKM, and UM. They unanimously agreed to collaborate on organizing biannual conferences and workshops to further disseminate knowledge and skills. Additionally, plans to apply for relevant research grants were set in motion, solidifying a strong foundation for future collaborations and breakthroughs.