Welcome Message

Dear Members and Scientists supporting the Organoid Society:

We are currently struggling with a pandemic of scope and severity not witnessed for over a century. British historian, Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee said, “Civilizations come to birth and proceed to grow by successfully responding to successive challenges.” We must meet and overcome the challenge of COVID-19.

The Organoid Society was established in 2018 with the goals of strengthening the field of organoid research and advancing human health both nationally and world-wide. Toward these ends, the Organoid Society is participating in basic sciences and a variety of research activities on organoids.

The Organoid Society, a leading society in the life sciences, strives to provide encouragement and promote communication. In advancement of these endeavors, we are pleased to announce that the Organoid Society will convene the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Organoid Society on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the Hoam Faculty House. This year’s meeting will spotlight global leaders in organoid research with particular focus on research relevant to SARS-CoV-2.

More than six hundred people attended last year’s meeting. We will hold on registration, however, in accordance to COVID-19 health-protection policies (all of which we will strictly follow), the capacity will be limited to approximately 220 attendees. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

To paraphrase Akira Yoshino the Japanese Nobel Laureate in Chemistry who contributed to the development of lithium-ion batteries, good scientists must have flexibility of thought, enduring persistence, never-give-up attitude, and driving curiosity. This meeting will afford a great opportunity for attendees to expand their knowledge and networking, and possibly inspire/ encourage future Nobelists!

We thank you for your support and wish you good health and success in this challenging time.


2020. 8. 24.
The Organoid Society
President, Hyung-Ryong Kim