SELECTBIO Conferences The Space Summit 2019
The Space Summit 2019
Date: October 14 - 15, 2019
Venue: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, Coronado, California USA

Conference Chairs

Jana Stoudemire

Jana Stoudemire
Commercial Innovation Officer, Space Tango

Marc Giulianotti

Marc Giulianotti
Senior Associate Program Scientist, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Fogarty

Jennifer Fogarty
Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program

Danilo Tagle

Danilo Tagle
Associate Director For Special Initiatives, Office of the Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the NIH (NCATS)

Kristin Fabre

Kristin Fabre
Senior Innovation Scientist, Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), Baylor College of Medicine

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts
Deputy Chief Scientist, International Space Station US National Laboratory


SelectBIO welcomes you to The 2019 Space Summit to be held October 14-15, 2019 at the Marriott Coronado Island Coronado Island, California.

The Space Summit 2019 brings together the most up-to-date information on the deployment of life sciences technologies in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Co-located and held concurrently with the following synergistic conferences:
  • Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress 2019
  • 3D-Culture and Organoids 2019
  • Stem Cells in Drug Discovery Tox & Organoids 2019
  • 3D-Printing in the Life Sciences
Registered delegates receive full access to all these co-located concurrent events to maximize scientific exchange and networking.

The Space Summit 2019 brings together speakers from various disciplines united by the opportunities to accelerate science and innovation through research in microgravity aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

In this summit, we bring the latest developments relating to stem cells, tissue chips in space, tissue engineering, mechanobiology  and 3D-printing in space.

The summit features academic as well as industry presentations from stakeholders in the field and invites companies to participate who are looking to develop technologies synergizing with the experiments aboard the ISS.

Jana Stoudemire (Space Tango) and Marc Giulianotti (International Space Station US National Laboratory) are the Co-Chairpersons of this Conference.

Call for Posters

You can also present your research on a poster while attending the meeting. Submit an abstract for consideration now!

Poster Submission Deadline: 27 September 2019

Agenda Topics

  • 3D Bioprinting in Orbit
  • 3D Organoid Models for Neurological Disorders in Microgravity
  • Effect of Microgravity on Drug Responses
  • Impact of Microgravity on Fundamental Stem Cell Properties
  • Mechanobiology
  • Organs-on-Chips as a Platform for Studying Effects of Microgravity on Human Physiology
  • Tissue Chips in Space NIH-CASIS Projects
  • Tissue Engineering

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

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Confirmed Speakers to date

Eugene Boland, Chief Scientist, Techshot, Inc.
Elena Bulanova, Head, 3D Bioprinting Solutions Russia
Twyman Clements, CEO & President, Space Tango
Marc Ferrer, Director, 3D Tissue Model Laboratory, NIH/NCATS
Paul Gatenholm, Professor, Director of 3D Bioprinting Center, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; CEO, CELLHEAL AS, Norway
Andrei Georgescu, Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Michele Grimm, Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor, Michigan State University
Alan Grodzinsky, Professor of Biological, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Director of the MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Volker Hessel, Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide
Derek Hodgins, Director of Business Development, Advanced Programs, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Xiaomeng Hu, Scientist, University of California-San Francisco
Mary Kearns-Jonker, Associate Professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Edward Kelly, Associate Professor, University of Washington
Peter Lee, Assistant Professor of Surgery, The Ohio State University
Christian Maender, Director, In-Space Manufacturing & Research, Axiom Space, Inc.
Siobhan Malany, Associate Professor, University of Florida
Joan Nichols, Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Michael Roberts, Deputy Chief Scientist, International Space Station US National Laboratory
Arun Sharma, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Ricky Solorzano, CEO, Allevi
Chunhui Xu, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

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