Topic: Computational modeling to advance cultivated meat
Meeting dates: Nov 9-10, 2020
Location: NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Objectives. Cultivated meat is a technology for meat production directly from animal cell culture, resulting in potential benefits to human, animal, and planetary health. Four key areas of focus will enable lower costs and increased scales of production: cell line development, cell culture media, scaffolding biomaterials, and bioreactor and bioprocess engineering. Because of the high burden of time, money, resources, and unpredictability involved in running laboratory experiments, computational modeling can be used to optimize the many possible experimental parameters across the aforementioned areas of focus and accelerate the understanding of growth processes and product characteristics of cultivated meat. However, to date, no such models exist.
This workshop will bring together scientists working on cultivated meat, experts in the interdisciplinary fields that play a role in cultivated meat production, and computational modelers. The goal of the workshop is to increase understanding of the areas best-assisted by computational models and to prioritize those areas in light of the need to accelerate the industry's progress toward commercialization. Meeting objectives include the following:
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Application deadline: Sep 1, 2020
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Participation in the workshop is by application only. Individuals with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and successful applicants will be notified within three weeks of the application deadline. NIMBioS will provide breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop as well as lodging for all participants. If needed, limited financial support for travel is available.
Stay tuned for information on potential live streaming of some of the presentations for this event.
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