Conference Chairs 2024

Marco Rasponi

Conference Chair

Paola Occhetta

Conference Chair


The EUROoCS2024 Conference is a scientific meeting fostering worldwide delegates active in the field of organs-on-chip and microphysiological systems. EUROoCS2024 will showcase the latest scientific advancements in the field and favour discussions on technological, industrial and regulatory challenges/opportunities. Topics such as (multi)-organ and disease models, organoids-on-chip, PK/PD modelling, technology platforms, read-out assays, standardization and qualification and toxicity among others, will be addressed.


  • Two and a half days meeting, including a member’s meeting
  • Keynotes lectures
  • 4 Parallel scientific sessions
  • Interactive Poster sessions
  • Round tables and thematic sessions
  • Opportunity for guided tours to cutting-edge micro and nanofabrication facilities: link to polifab
  • Exhibition area
  • Award ceremony
  • Plenty of opportunities for networking, interactions and exchange

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open!


15 January 2024: Deadline for abstract submission
11 March 2024: Notice to authors


Key facts:

-All abstracts must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.
-Please note that all accepted abstracts will be made freely available for all conference participants so do not include any confidential material.
-Submitted abstracts will be selected either for an oral presentation or for the interactive poster session.
-Only one abstract is allowed for each presenting author.
-All presenters must be registered for the conference, if accepted.
-Please use the available template (containing detailed instructions).

Click here to submit your abstract.


For questions contact the organizers at

Annual Meeting 2024 Program

More information will follow.


Confirmed keynote speakers (for short biography click image):

Kimberly Homan, PhD

Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, USA

Dan Huh, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Sonja Beken, PhD

Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP), Bruxelles, Belgium

Ivan Martin, PhD

University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland

Liesbet Geris, PhD

University of Liège and KU Leuven, Belgium

Yaakov Nahmias, PhD

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel


Registration for EUROoCS2024 is not open yet.


For EUROoCS2024, four sponsor packages are available: platinum, gold, silver and bronze. More information about the sponsor packages can be found here.


If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact the organizers for further information via


Milano welcomes you

Lombardy is the richest region in Italy with a GDP per capita about 32% higher than the national average and 27% of the EU’s. Lombardy is also home to leading scientific centers in areas such as genomics, biomedicine, digital therapies and healthcare management (e.g. oncology, cardiovascular diseases and rehabilitation therapies). Lombardy’s population exceeds 10 million inhabitants.

With a population of about 1.3 million people, Milano is the capital of Lombardy, in the middle of the Po Valley, not far from the Alps and from the Italian largest lakes (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda). Milano is considered the Italian economic and financial center, as the most important industrial and financial businesses of the Country are settled here, along with the headquarters of the Stock Exchange. Milano also represents the Italian capital of fashion and design (hosting “Milan Fashion Week” and the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”), is an internationally recognized cultural hub (with “Teatro alla Scala” considered the international “temple” of Opera music).

The Milano Metropolitan Region is home to over 250 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies (58% of Lombardy Life Sciences companies). Lombardy is home to around 30% of Italy’s total. Life Sciences trade bodies and regulators, including the European Food Safety Authority (Parma) and EU Joint Research Center (Ispra), are based nearby Milano.

The venue: Politecnico di Milano

EUROoCS2024 will be hosted in the original historical Leonardo Campus of Politecnico di Milano, in the splendid City of Milano.

Politecnico di Milano is a top-ranked technical University in Europe and Worldwide (and the 1st University in Italy). In fact, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Politecnico di Milano ranks 18th worldwide in Engineering & Technology; 10th worldwide in Architecture; and 8th worldwide in Design. Founded in 1863, Politecnico is the largest school of Engineering, Architecture and Design in Italy, with 3 campuses in Milan and 5 campuses in the Lombardy region. Politecnico is organized into 12 Departments, responsible for research strategies, and 4 schools, responsible teaching activities, serving over 47.000 students. Politecnico offers all of its master programmes entirely in English and attracts an ever-increasing number of talented international students coming from over 100 countries.

Within the Leonardo Campus, we identified the “Trifoglio” building as an ideal location to host EUROoCS2024. “Trifoglio” is a 3-story building within a pedestrian area, located in the freshly renovated area of the Architectural campus designed by the internationally recognized architect Renzo Piano.

Hotel and travel information


Milano benefits from an ideal geographic situation. Whether you come by plane, train or car, Milano is connected to Europe and the entire World with:


  • 3 international airports located within 60 minutes from Milano City center with direct shuttle/train services
  • 1001 direct weekly trains and high-speed trains to and from EU capitals


Inaugurated in 1927 in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Campus progressively encompassed larger areas and shaped a new vibrant and genuine university district named “Città Studi” (City of Studies, you can find the online map here). Città Studi is easily accessible from Milano city centre and from the main train stations. Milano indeed offers a high-quality public transportation network with:


  • 5 underground lines and 118 related stations and 154 surface transit lines
  • 90% of the hotels being accessible by underground
  • more than 4.800 taxis operate 24/7


For example, From Stazione Centrale (Centrale Railway Station) or Stazione Cadorna (Cadorna Railway Station) you can take the underground (green line) to the Piola metro station and then take a few minutes’ walk to reach Politecnico di Milano – Leonardo Campus.


More info regarding accommodation coming soon.

Public transportation


The YesMilano City Pass is now online! A digital key designed for tourists to access Milano’s gates for three whole days. An entirely new tool to visit the city, an ideal travel companion for tourists organizing their visit to Milano – fast becoming an attractive destination for international tourism.

This is the official city pass created by the Municipality with the aim of welcoming leisure and business visitors by offering simplified access to Milano’s cultural treasuries, combined with access to Milano’s public transportation system managed by ATM – Azienda Trasporti Milanesi.


Scientific program committee

  • Marco Rasponi (co-chair, EUROoCS Board / Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Paola Occhetta (co-chair, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij (EUROoCS Board / hDMT, The Netherlands)
  • Pelin Candarlioglu (EUROoCS Industrial Advisory Board Chair / 3D and 3Rs Ltd., UK)
  • Torsten Mayr (EUROoCS Board / Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Monica Piergiovanni (Joint Research Center, Italy)
  • Anna Herland (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Javier Ramon (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain)
  • Ben Maoz (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Alberto Rainer (Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy)

Local organizing committee









Paola Occhetta, Marco Rasponi, Simone Vesentini, Francesca Bragheri, Emanuela Jacchetti, Nina Bono, Alessandro Pellegata, Emanuele Mauri, Laura Brambilla, Ilaria Carrara, Claudio Somaschini, Cecilia Palma, Mattia Ballerini

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