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Jurgen Knoblich (IMBA, Vienna): “Lab Grown Human Organs: A Revolution in Biomedical Research”

His name is Jürgen Knoblich. In his lab at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, researchers study neurological diseases like autism or microcephaly, so having a biologically accurate model of a human brain is invaluable.

A major theme of the talk will be the ethical issues surrounding the use of cerebral organoids, specifically whether or not the organoid has consciousness. And according to an interview with the inventor, it absolutely does not — growing up independent of all sensory cues, it’s essentially just a 3-D culture.

One of the reasons the organizers chose to focus on lab-grown human organs is that the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact will give UO scientists the chance to work with organoids.