Once upon a dish: the next frontier in engineering multicellular systems
- M. Huch
- M. Gouti
- Development 149 (20): dev200744
In June 2022, the second meeting on 'Engineering Multicellular Systems', organized by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia, took place in Barcelona. Stem cell and systems biologists, physicists and engineers from all over the world gathered to discuss how recent breakthroughs in organoid technologies, engineering and mechanobiology are boosting our understanding of early morphogenesis, organogenesis and organ function with applications in tissue engineering, disease modeling and drug screening. The meeting was organized with sustainability in mind, and included an ethics session and an outreach public activity.