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Organoids: model organism development and discovery in 3D


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Symposium overview

The ability to grow human tissues from stem cells in 3D culture has the potential to revolutionise the drug discovery process and regenerative medicine. Building on a long tradition of cell and developmental biology knowledge, organoids resembling a variety of human tissues have been generated. This conference will bring together the leading researchers in this field to establish a new research community and reveal parallels between various tissue models. The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers from different fields to enhance our understanding of how organoids can be formed and maintained, how they can be used to study disease and how we might eventually use them to regenerate and replace human organ tissue.

What past participants say about the Symposium

The EMBO | EMBL Symposium ‘Organoids: Modelling organ development and disease in 3D culture’ was a fantastic opportunity to network with researchers from around the world, to learn about new techniques and the latest exciting research. Especially the top-class line-up of invited and keynote speakers left an impression – I am looking forward to the program of the next symposium!” – Rhena Klar, University Medical Center Freiburg, German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), Partner Site Freiburg, Germany

At the #EESOrgan Symposium, it was all about diving deep into organoid breakthroughs, sharing insights, and getting inspired by leading voices in the field. Between the thought-provoking talks, interactive poster sessions, and that memorable party, this event is a must for everyone passionate about organoid research.” – Branka Radic Sarikas, St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute and Medical University of Vienna


Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information.

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EMBO | EMBL Symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration in the European research area. They provide scientists with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on forward-looking topics and new developments in the life sciences.

Topics emphasise upcoming developments and the interdisciplinary nature of related fields. Jointly funded and organised by EMBO and EMBL – and complementary to their respective courses, workshops, and conference programmes – the symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration.

All symposia are held in the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC) in Heidelberg, Germany, or virtually.

Date: 22 - 25 Oct 2025

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Meritxell Huch
    • Karl R. Koehler

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