Organ-on-Chip Summer School 2023

September 11th – 15th, 2023 in Tübingen, Germany

A joint venture of the 3R-Center Tübingen and the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS)

The 3R-Center Tübingen is organizing the first Organ-on-Chip Summer School in collaboration with the Working Group ‚Teaching & Training‘ of the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS).

The 5-day training course takes place from September 11th – 15th, 2023 in Tübingen and features both lectures and laboratory hands-on sessions. In this interdisciplinary format, the participants will learn the underlying concepts and principles of Organ-on-Chip technology. The Summer School targets M.Sc., MD and PhD students that are beginning their research in the fascinating interdisciplinary field of Organ-on-Chip. Professionals from industry who want to learn about the basics and practice hands-on in lab are also welcome.


The Summer School will take place at the Old Anatomy of the University of Tübingen and the Youth Hostel Tübingen.

Old Anatomy
Tübingen University
Österbergstraße 3
72074 Tübingen, Germany

Youth Hostel Tübingen
Hermann-Kurz-Str. 4
72074 Tübingen, Germany

Please note that the accessibility of the floors in the building is not entirely barrier-free.

Old Anatomy

Youth Hostel Tübingen

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The program will start on Monday, September 11th at 8:30 am and will conclude on Friday, September 15th at 2:00 pm.

A detailed program of the course will be available soon.

Summer School 2023 Topics

  • Stem cell-based in vitro models and organoids as replacement and complementary methods to animal testing.
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Microfabrication of OoC/MPS systems
  • Biomaterials
  • Microfluidics and fluid dynamics
  • GCCP (Good Cell and Tissue Culture Practice) and in vitro reporting
  • PK/PD (Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic) modeling
  • In-line analysis with sensors, imaging and Omcis readout

Summer School 2023 Hands-On-Topics

  • Stem cells and organoids
  • Microfabrication
  • Sensors and monitoring
  • Biomaterials
  • In silico modelling

Confirmed lecturers

  • Maria Tenje (Uppsala University)
  • Julia Marzi (NMI, Reutlingen)
  • Kevin Achberger (Tübingen University)
  • Torsten Mayr (Graz University of Technology)
  • Julia Rogal (Karolinska Institut)
  • Silke Keller (Tübingen University)
  • Lisa Rebers (Fraunhofer IGB Stuttgart)
  • Andries van der Meer (Twente University)

Social Activities


Dr. Silke Keller, 3R-Center Tübingen

Prof. Dr. Torsten Mayr, Granz University of Technology


Registration is limited to 24 participants.

Participant will be selected according to the entry of registration and their motivation letter.

Registration Fee & Deadlines

  • Early Bird (until April 30th, 2023)
    • € 650 for EUROoCS members
    • € 750 for non-EUROoCS members
  • Regular (from May 1st, 2023 onwards)
    • € 750 for EUROoCS members
    • € 850 for non-EUROoCS members

Notification of Participation & Payment

  • Notification of participation: May 15th, 2023
  • Term of payment (if selected): May 31st, 2023

The registration fee includes

  • Accommodation in shared 4-bed rooms in the Youth Hostel Tübingen
  • Participation in lectures and lab hands-on sessions
  • Workshop materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Breakfast at the youth hostel
  • Social activities

Organizing Committee

The EUROoCS Summer School is organized by the EUROoCS working group “Teaching & Training”:

  • Torsten Mayr (Graz University of Technology)
  • Silke Keller (3R-Center Tübingen)
  • Julia Rogal (Karolinska Insistute)
  • Thomas Winkler (Braunschweig University of Technology)
  • Seyma Bektas Tercan (Tübingen University)
  • Virginia Brancato (Italian Institute of Technology)

Organ-on-Chip Summer School 2023
jointly organized by the 3R-Center Tübingen and the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS)

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