Lotta Isosaari wins Nordic Organ-on-Chip Pitch Competition,

March 24th, 2023

Master’s student Lotta Isosaari from CoEBoC’s Neuro Group earned the first place in Nordic Organ-on-Chip Pitching competition held online 9th March.

Second place went to Laura Benito Zarza from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Both researchers had a strong focus on modelling vascularized human brain tissue.

All together, 13 researchers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland presented their work at the pitching event. In addition keynotes were presented by Professor Stefan Krauss from the University of Oslo and Professor Anna Herland from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Researchers from 18 universities around Europe took part in the event.

Nordic OoC pitching event with 101 participants on May 27th 2021


  • 8.15 welcome/introduction Anna/Mari
  • 8.30-9:40 7 x 10 min presentations (6 + 3 min Q&A)
  • 8.30 Miettinen lab, Tampere, Finland: Alma Yrjänäinen
  • 8.40 Kallio lab, Tampere, Finland :Kaisa Tornberg
  • 8.50 Sikanen lab, Helsinki, Finland: PhD (Pharm) Päivi Järvinen,
  • 9.00 Sahlgren lab, Turku, Finland: PhD student Sami Sanlidag
  • 9.10 Herland lab, Stockholm, Sweden:Thomas Winkler
  • 9.20 Adiels, Gothenburg, Sweden: Philip Dalsbecker
  • 9.30 Krauss group – Oslo, Norway :PD Aleksandra Aizenshtadt - liver on chip
  • 9:40-9.55 Break
  • 9:55-11:05 7 x 10 min presentations (6 + 3 min Q&A)
  • 09.55 Scholz group – Oslo, Norway: PD Shadab Abadapour
  • 10.05 Dufva lab, Copenhagen, Denmark: Asli Aybike Dogan
  • 10.15 Tenje lab, Uppsala, Sweden: Hannah Pohlit
  • 10.25 Wilson group – Oslo, Norway: PhD Frøydis Skottvoll
    10.35 Larsen lab, Copenhagen, Denmark: Nayere Taebnia
  • 10.45 Hilmarsdottir lab, Reykjavik, Island: Sigrún Agatha Árnadóttir
  • 10.55 Gudjonsson/ Ingþórsson lab Reykjavik, Island: Sævar Ingþórsson
  • 11:05-11:15 closing Anna/Mari

Third Nordic Organ on a Chip symposium, Tampere Finland, 22th -  23th August 2019


Second Nordic Organ on a Chip and Micro Physiological Systems Symposium,

Oslo, Norway,
February 12th 2019


First meeting of the Nordic Organ on-chip network. Tampere, Finland, August 30th -31st 2018


Thursday 30th August 2018

  • 12:00 Arrival and lunch
  • 13:00 Opening of the seminar
  • Participants introduce their research areas:
  • 13:10 Susanna Miettinen, associate prof, and prof. Pasi Kallio, Centre of excellence in body on-chip research (CoEBoC): Cell biology and technology point of views of the CoEBoC
  • 14:10 Anna Herland, Associate Professor
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Micro and Nanosystems, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 14:40 Stefan Krauss, Professor, Centre of Excellence - Hybrid Technology Hub (COE-HTH), Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 15:10 Caroline Adiels, PhD, Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 15:40 N.N
  • 16:10 discussion and closing of the seminar
  • 16:40 visit to the laboratories in Arvo
  • 19:00 Dinner at Restaurant Huber (Aleksis Kiven katu 13, Tampere).

Friday 31st  August 2018

  • 09:00 PI- Meeting
    • Potential collaboration areas
    • Potential funding applications
    • Future meetings
    • Concluding remarks of the meeting
  • 12:00 Laboratory visit at TUT
  • 12:30 Lunch and end of the meeting