Ncardia Workshop 2017

We are proud to invite you to our first Ncardia Application Workshop, taking place at BioCampus Cologne, November 29 - December 1st, 2017.

This is a three day workshop from Wed, Nov 29 - Fr, Dec 1, noon to noon. It includes daily speaker sessions followed by live demonstrations in the afternoon. The speakers, coming from both Pharma partners and key academia labs, will highlight the use of Ncardia's human iPSC-derived products within their field of profession. The demonstrations will show the performance of our cells in applications such as MEA, contractile cell force measurement, impedance analysis and calcium transient measurement as well as fatty acid metabolism and optogenetics. 
We will be delighted to invite you to join our workshop/networking dinner in Cologne's historical old town on Wednesday, November 29.
Register now for seats are limited. Please register using the registration form below.
The whole Ncardia team is looking forward to welcome you in Cologne!

Preliminary Agenda:

Wednesday, November 29

12:00 PM

Arrival at Ncardia/ BioCampus - LUNCH

1:00 PM


1:25 PM

Prof. Michael Schneider, PhD, MD (Imperial College London)

1:55 PM

Mohamed Kreir, PhD (Janssen Pharmaceutica)

2:20 PM

James Hynes, PhD (Luxcel Biosciences) 

2:45 PM

Coffee break

3:30 PM

Live Demonstrations

7:00 PM



Thursday, November 30

8:45 AM

Arrival at Ncardia/ BioCampus

9:00 AM

Said El Haou, PhD (Metrion)
“Validating human iPSC cardiomyocytes for CiPA cardiac safety testing – from electrophysiology to phenotypic assays”

9:25 AM

Liudmila Polonchuk, PhD (Roche)

9:50 AM

Stephane Bedut, PhD (Scientific service provider in site at VWR Catalyst)
“TBD” - (Calcium Transients/ Membrane Potential)

10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM

Silvia Cainarca, PhD (Axxam)

11:10 AM

TBD (Molecular Devices)

11:35 AM

Linn Schneider, PhD (Bayer HealthCare)
“TBD” - (Xpress.4U - Channerhodopsin paced cardiomyocytes)

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

Prof. Christine L. Mummery, PhD (Leiden University Medical Center)

KEYNOTE: “Advancing disease modeling using hiPSC”

1:40 PM

Caroline Archer, PhD (AstraZeneca)
“Validation and Utility of Human iPS-Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells as an in vitro Vascular Model”

2:05 PM

Prof. Philipp Sasse, PhD (University of Bonn) 

2:30 PM



Coffee Break

3:30 PM

Live Demonstrations

4:45 PM

Shuttle Bus to Hotel


Friday, December 1

8:45 AM Arrival at Ncardia/ BioCampus 
9:00 AM

Thomas Licher, PhD (Sanofi) 

9:25 AM

Georg Rast, PhD (Boehringer Ingleheim) 

9:50 AM

Jean-Pierre Valentin, PhD (UCB) 

10:10 AM Coffee Break
10:40 AM

Live Demonstrations

12:00 AM



Live Demonstrations:

  • Fatty acid metabolism / oxygen consumtion rate (OCR) - Luxcel/BMG Labtech 
  • Cardiac contractile force measurement
  • HTS calcium / voltage sensitive dyes - Hamamatsu (FDSS)
  • MEA + optogenetics - Axion (Maestro + Lumos + Xpress.4U)
  • MEA - Multi Channel Systems (MCS MEA device )
  • Impedance + optogenetics- Nanion (CardioExcyte96 +Sol + Xpress.4U)
  • Impedance /+MEA - Acea (xCELLigence RTCA Cardio /ECR)


The workshop will take place at the BioCampus in Cologne from November 29 - December 01, 2017



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