February 25, 2020

From cell to organoid – what do scientists grow in tubes?

Café Scientifique is back!

This time, Greta Jarockytė, a junior researcher at the National Cancer Institute and a doctoral student at the Center for Life Sciences, will give a lecture “From cell to organoid – what do scientists grow in tubes?”

One of the smallest life forms is the cell. It is a major target and research object in today’s biomedical sciences. Cell cultures undoubtedly can be found in all laboratories working in the biomedical field. All primary scientific ideas, drug prototypes that are already created or developed, diagnostic and treatment methods are foremost tested in labs by running experiments with cells. Since the early days of 20th century when the first attempt to grow cells in vitro conditions was made, it took a long time to improve and bring experimental systems closer to natural conditions. From single cells to the cell colonies, from the first three-dimensional cell cultures to functioning organoids, as progress of science becomes more and more rapid, the question is – how far can we go?

Event will be held at bar “Variokas” (Address: A. Jakšto g. 9, Vilnius, Lithuania), on November 25th, at 6 pm.
Important notice: the lecture will be given in Lithuanian language!

EVENT IS FREE and suitable for everyone interested in science!

Publiée par Open Readings sur Vendredi 15 novembre 2019


Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context. Lectures are given by enthusiastic scientists in a simple and engaging way. Café Scientifique is an open space for disscusions, that aims to induce society’s interest in science by showing that science is accessible for everyone. Café Scientifique events are dedicated for the upcoming “Open Readings 2020” conference.

Café Scientifique event is sponsored by: EPS Young Minds (YMCA2020A01), SPIE Student Chapter Vilnius University, OSA Vilnius University Student Chapter.