EUROoCS Summerschool

EUROoCS-Summer School – Organ-on-Chip
Development and Application (11-15 September 2023)


The EUROoCS working group “Teaching & Training” is hosting the first EUROoCS Summer School as a joint venture together with the 3R-Center Tübingen for In vitro Models and Alternatives to Animal Testing. The 5-day training course takes place from September 11th to 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.

EUROoCS-Summer School 2023 topics:
• Microfabrication
• Sensors, Imaging and omics read-out
• Biomaterials
• Microfluidics and fluid dynamics
• Regulatory processes
• PK/PD modelling
• GCCP (good cell and tissue culture practice)
• Stem Cells and organoids

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)
• Steven Ray Haakon Wilson (University of Oslo)
• Susanne Brendler-Schwaab (German Federal Institute for Drugs and Devices)


Lab-Hands-on topics:
• Stem cells and organoids
• Microfabrication
• Sensor and monitoring
• Biomaterials
• In-silico modelling

The program will start on September 11th at 8:30 am and will conclude on Sept 15th at 2:00 pm.
A detailed program of the course will be available soon.

The course will take place at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen in the south of Germany.

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Accommodation (four-bed room) is provided for PhD and master students from Sunday, September 10th to Friday September 15th, 2023 (5 nights) with breakfast and lunch at the Youth Hostel Tübingen.

Social Activities:
Summer School Dinner in the local Brewery ‘Freistil
Punt boat tour on the Neckar river

The course is limited to 24 participants. Participants will be selected according to the date of application, as well as their project description and motivation statement. These aspects will have to be filled out in the registration form (300 words max per topic). A distribution across countries and groups is also taken into account for the selection.

Application is closed. 

Registration Fee:
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

*Membership is from €20 to €40, to become member register here

The workshop 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

Note: Please note that registration to the conference is personal and binding. Registrations are neither refundable nor transferable to another colleague, for non-attendance or any other reason.


Early Bird Registration – 30th April 2023
Notification on participation – 15th May 2023
Payment should be received  if selected – 31st of May 2023


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)
• Peter Loskill (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen)

3R-Center Tübingen for in vitro Models and Alternatives to Animal Testing

If you have any questions, please contact: