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Recent advances in material engineering fields, such as body-on-chip and biomaterials, contributed to the progress in understanding biology and developing the innovative methods of diagnosis and therapy, especially in the digestive and metabolic systems. Although the material engineering approaches are also important for the research in the nervous system, those in the nervous system are not as popular as those in the digestive and metabolic systems. In this symposium, the pioneer researchers who focus on material engineering research in the nervous system gather and propose the symposium titled “Neuro-chip and Neuro-material for Neurochemistry”. Kamei and his team have developed the “Body on a Chip” to recapitulate physiological and pathological conditions in vitro, by integration of stem cell and microfluidic technology. Sun and his team developed novel neuron chip systems to explore sophisticated neuronal behaviors in response to the designed micropattern surface. Reiner and her team developed an on-chip approach to which enables development of human brain organoids to millimeter diameter, together with efficient nutrient exchange by diffusion, and in situ whole-organ fluorescent live-imaging over several weeks. Ajioka and his team developed sponge-shaped biomaterials for injured brain regeneration.

This symposium will provide an excellent overview for the cutting edge of neuro-chip and neuro-material research in understanding neural development and regeneration. The topic we proposed here will also provide novel strategies for the diagnosis and the therapy of brain disorders.
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Key Dates

Deadline for PTA Application:
June 20, 2018

Deadline for Young Investigator Colloquium submission:
February 28, 2018

Deadline for Abstract submission

June 30, 2018

Conference Date:
August 27-29, 2018