M-CELS Workshop 2020

Workshop on Multi-Cellular Engineered Living Systems

May 26-28, 2020

Bethesda, MD

Registration is now open. Please note that NSF is generously covering registration costs, but travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Register here.

Speakers please register here.

Reserve a hotel room at the Bethesda Marriott here.

This workshop is endorsed by the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society. Please see here for a list of endorsed meetings.


Confirmed speakers:

  • Adam Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Anjelica Gonzalez, Yale
  • Beth Pruitt, UCSB
  • Bruce Tromberg, NIBIB
  • Carolyn Johnson, Washington Post
  • Chris Austin, NCATS
  • Dan Rock, Amgen
  • Danilo Tagle, NCATS
  • Dave Rampulla, NIBIB
  • David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science, Boston
  • Don Ort, UIUC
  • Fred Kronz, NSF
  • Hemmie Chang, Foley Hoag
  • Insoo Hyun, Harvard
  • Jianping Fu, University of Michigan
  • Joseph Wu, Stanford
  • June Medford, Colorado State University
  • Kaiming Ye, SUNY Binghamton
  • Kevin Esvelt, MIT
  • Kit Parker, Harvard
  • Kyung Sung, FDA
  • Leah Ceccarelli, University of Washington
  • Mahmud Farooque, ASU
  • Maribel Vazquez, Rutgers University
  • Mary Maxon, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
  • Matthew Sample, McGill
  • Megan Palmer, Stanford
  • Melissa Kemp, Georgia Tech
  • Michael Helmrath, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Nas Zahir, NCI
  • Natalie Kuldell, BioBuilder/MIT
  • Nita Farahany, Duke
  • Paul Sheehan, DARPA
  • Pep Pamies, Editor, Nature Biomedical Engineering
  • Peter Marks, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
  • Rashid Bashir, UIUC
  • Richardae Araojo, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, FDA
  • Ritu Raman, MIT
  • Robert Mulroy, Partner Therapeutics
  • Roger Kamm, MIT
  • Ron Weiss, MIT
  • Rosemarie Hunziker, Connexon Life Sciences Consulting
  • Sheng Lin-Gibson, NIST
  • Shobita Parthasarathy, University of Michigan
  • Silvia Velasco, Broad Institute
  • Sohi Rastegar, NSF
  • Sung Jin Park, Emory
  • Todd McDevitt, Gladstone Institutes
  • Tom Bollenbach, ARMI
  • Valerie Gouon-Evans, BU
  • Wei Sun, Tsinghua University

Featuring sessions on:

  • Human health and well-being
  • Regulatory policy, equity, and standardization
  • Manufacturing
  • Public engagement
  • Clinical translation
  • Ethical and societal issues
  • Breakthrough technologies
  • Emergence, cell population behavior, and biosecurity
  • Communication strategies
  • Organoids, developmental biology, and moral considerability
  • Workforce training
  • Biological robotics, sensors, and devices
  • Bioeconomy, tech transfer, equity, IP, and competitiveness
  • The Federal perspective on M-CELS research
  • Applications beyond health: plants, insects, and agriculture