ISBF Award Winners Announced

The ISBF Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Award winners. The awards will be presented virtually at the 2021 Biofabrication Conference in Australia. This information is also posted on the ISBF and 2021 Biofabrication Conference websites.

2021 ISBF Award Winners

AwardWinner
1ISBF Senior Investigator AwardJos Malda, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2ISBF Mid-Career AwardDeok-Ho Kim, PhD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
3ISBF New Investigator AwardLiliang Ouyang, PhD
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
4ISBF Young Scientist Award (Europe/Africa)Ezgi Bakirci
University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
ISBF Young Scientist Award (Americas)Edna Johana Bolívar-Monsalve 
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
ISBF Young Scientist Award (Asia/Oceania)Stephanie Doyle
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
5WFIRM Young Investigator AwardSteven (Xiaolin) Cui
University of Otago, New Zealand
6UPBL Innovation in Biofabrication AwardMiguel Dia Castilho
UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
7ISBF Best Oral PresentationAnnounced at the Conference
8ISBF Best Poster PresentationAnnounced at the Conference
9IOP Poster Award(s)Announced at the Conference

2021 ISBF Election Results for the Board of Directors Positions

The ISBF Board of Directors would like to welcome the newly elected Board Members. In this year’s election, we have implemented the diversity and equality policy. Six (6) new Board Members, consisting of equal gender from Academia and Non-Academia, were elected to the Board of Directors. We are fortunate to have these distinguished leaders in the field join the BOD. The term of service is 3 years beginning on January 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2024.

Newly Elected Board Members:

Laura De Laporte, DWI, GermanyY. Shrike Zhang, Harvard Medical School, USAItedale Namro Redwan, Cellink, Sweden
Jinah Jang, POSTECH, South KoreaWojciech Swieskosski, Warsaw University of Technology, PolandYehiel Tal, Collplant, Israel

2021 Biofabrication Conference: Registration is NOW OPEN!

The 2021 Biofabrication Conference will be hosted by the University of Wollongong in Australia, and this year’s Conference will run as a
virtual/online event. 

Registration is now open for the annual meeting of the International Society for Biofabrication – the very first ISBF Biofabrication Conference to be held online. View our website for rates and Terms and Conditions – as well as details on fee discounts for ISBF Members.


2021 ISBF Elections Update for the Board of Directors

The 2021 ISBF Election for the six (6) Board of Directors open positions (2 Female, 2 Academia, and 2 Non-Academia) will be conducted electronically from August 1 – August 15, 2021. All members will receive a separate email to cast vote. Each candidate information will be posted on the ISBF website. The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the 2021 Biofabrication Conference, as well as posting on the ISBF website.

The list of candidates is as follows. Please click on the name of candidates to view their biographies.

Name  

Affilitation

Mathew Baker

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Giovanna  Brusatin

University of Padova, Italy

Serena Danti

University of Pisa, Italy

Laura de la Porte

DWI, Aachen, Germany

Mylene de Ruijter

Utrecht University, Netherlands

John Fisher

University of Maryland, USA

Debby Gawlitta

UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

Jinah Jang

POSTECH, South Korea

Monica Laronda

Northwestern University, USA

Koichi Nakayama

Saga University, Japan

Itedale Namro Redwan

Cellink, Sweden

Heungsoo Shin

Hanyang University, South Korea

Wojciech Swieskowski 

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Yehiel  Tal

Collplant, Israel

Paul Wieringa

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Stephanie Willerth

University of Victoria, Canada

Shrike Zhang

Harvard Medical School, USA

Note: Please register or renew membership online by July 31, 2021 to participate in the election.


ISBF Award Opportunities at the 2021 Biofabrication Conference

ISBF Awards will be given virtually this year during the 2021 Biofabrication Conference. We believe that it is crucial to recognize our society members with distinguished achievements in each award category. The ISBF award categories include: 1) Senior Investigator Award (1x), 2) Mid-Career Investigator Award (1x), 3) New Investigator Award (3x), 4) Young Scientist Awards (3x), 5) Best Oral Presentation Awards (3x), and 6) Best Poster Presentation Awards (3x). 

In addition, 7) the University of Pisa Biofabrication Laboratory (UPBL) Innovation in Biofabrication award (1x) and 8) the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Young Investigator Award (1x) are available to recognize early stage researchers.  

The awards will be presented at the Biofabrication 2021 Virtual Conference. All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. Details are posted on the ISBF and 2021 Biofabrication Conference websites.

Important Dates:

Award Application Submission Deadline: July 16, 2021 August 6, 2021

Notification of Award: September 3, 2021

2021 ISBF Awards Program

AwardPrizeNumber of AwardsAward Announcement and Application Form
1.ISBF Senior Investigator AwardLifetime membership1Access and Download Here
2.ISBF Mid-Career Award$1,000 USD1Access and Download Here
3.ISBF New Investigator Award $750 USD3Access and Download Here
4.ISBF Young Scientist Award (3x per geographical region)$500 USD3Access and Download Here
5.ISBF Best Oral Presentation (3x)$300 USD3Abstract Submission Tick Box
6.ISBF Best Poster Presentation (3x)$200 USD3Abstract Submission Tick Box
7.UPBL Innovation in Biofabrication Award€1,0001Access and Download Here
8WFIRM Young Investigator Award$1,000 USD1Access and Download Here
9IOP Poster Award(s)$500 USD1Abstract Submission Tick Box

Solicitation of Proposals for the 2023 Biofabrication Conference

The International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) cycles its annual meetings in different continents each year; Americas: USA (2019), Asia Pacific: Australia (2021), Europe: Italy (2022). The 2023 meeting is planned to be held in the Americas. The ISBF would like to announce the solicitation of proposals to host the 2023 Biofabrication Conference in the Americas.

If you are interested in hosting the 2023 Biofabrication Conference, please contact Professor Juergen Groll, Chair of Meetings Committee (juergen.groll@fmz.uni-wuerzburg.de) to request a meeting host application form. 

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2023 Biofabrication Conference is July 31, 2021.


Call for Nominations: 2021 ISBF Election

The ISBF Executive Board would like to invite nominations for six (6) new Board Members. The terms of the Board Members are three (3) years. Reappointment is possible. The nominees that you suggest for the ISBF position must be a member, in good standing.  

To achieve gender balance and diversity, we invite nominations for the following six (6) board positions: 

  • 2 Female positions, 2 Academia and 2 Non-Academia (industry, governmental, etc) positions

Important Dates:

  • Nomination deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Online Election: August 1 – August 15, 2021

When providing your recommendations of nominees, please email Marcy Zenobi-Wong (marcy.zenobi@hest.ethz.ch) with the contact information of the nominee, as well as, a brief statement on why you are proposing this person as a board member of ISBF. 

The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the 2021 Biofabrication Conference, as well as posting on the ISBF website.


Biofabrication Technology Showcase 2021!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
8:30-10 AM ET/ 1:30-3 PM CET/ 8:30-10 PM China/9:30-11PM Japan

The ISBF’s Industry Relations Committee (IRC) is excited to invite you to the Biofabrication Technology Showcase 2021 event. The field of biofabrication is rapidly growing and increasing numbers of new companies with innovative technologies and products are introduced. The IRC is organizing an industry-focused online event to showcase “Innovative technologies and products” from biofabrication related companies with the goal of providing the researchers up-to-date information on new and emerging technologies and products. This event will provide an opportunity for your company to present your development work.


2021 International Conference on Biofabrication: Australia – Call For Abstracts

Abstract submissions have now opened for the Biofabrication 2021 Conference.  Hosted by the University of Wollongong in Australia, the Conference will run as a virtual/online event. 

Abstracts must be submitted electronically, in plain text, and in English by the deadline of 7 June 2021, 5pm AEST (UTC+10). To read the submission guidelines and submit your abstract, please visit our website


Call for Abstracts for the 2021 Showcase

Biofabrication Technology Showcase 2021!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
8:30-10 AM ET/ 1:30-3 PM CET/ 8:30-10 PM China/9:30-11PM Japan

The ISBF’s Industry Relations Committee (IRC) is excited to invite you and your company to submit abstracts to the Biofabrication Technology Showcase 2021 event. The field of biofabrication is rapidly growing and increasing numbers of new companies with innovative technologies and products are introduced. The IRC is organizing an industry-focused online event to showcase “Innovative technologies and products” from biofabrication related companies with the goal of providing the researchers up-to-date information on new and emerging technologies and products. This event will provide an opportunity for your company to present your development work.

If you and your colleagues at your company would like to highlight your biofabrication related activities, please follow the abstract guidelines below.

  • The abstract should be limited to 1 page.
  • The content should be technology-based and should not be a commercial advertisement.
  • Describe the technology and capability of your product.
  • Describe examples of studies performed with your product.
  • How your technology can benefit researchers advance science or people in the society.

Abstracts should be submitted to Professor Michael Gelinsky (michael.gelinsky@tu-dresden.de) by April 20, 2021. Any questions related to this event should be directed to Professor Koich Nakayama (ko.nakayama@gmail.com). All abstracts will be reviewed by the ISBF’s Industry Relations Committee. The selected abstracts for presentation will be notified by April 30, 2021. Each accepted abstract will be requested to submit a prerecorded presentation by May 21, 2021.  

Key Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline                         April 20, 2021
Abstract Notification                                             April 30, 2021
Prerecorded presentation Submission           May 21, 2021

We hope you and your colleagues will participate in this Industry-focused event.
Industry Relations Committee of the ISBF     


Join us on March 25 for an exciting new seminar organized by the Early Career Researchers Committee!
Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:00pm CET
Register at shorturl.at/luJ78


Introducing the RX1 Bioprinter Grant Program for Early Career Principal Investigators

Aspect Biosystems is now accepting applications for their RX1 Bioprinter Grant Program for Early Career PIs. Establishing a new lab and securing equipment funding can be difficult. So this program was designed to support early career PIs in getting access to microfluidic 3D bioprinting technology in their labs. 

  • Selected applicants will receive an RX1™ bioprinter at no cost for 6 months    
  • Who should applyEarly career PIs or researchers starting their lab within the next 12 months in the fields of biofabrication, tissue engineering, or regenerative medicine are encouraged to apply
  • Application deadline: March 12, 2021

Learn more and download an application form here: https://info.aspectbiosystems.com/2021-rx1-bioprinter-grant-program-early-career-pi


New Dates for Biofabrication 2021

Biofabrication 2021

TERMIS 2021 Symposium

TERMIS 2021 symposium flyer

Important Announcement on the 2020 Biofabrication Conference Wollongong

Biofabrication 2020 is postponed until September 2021

Click here to read an important announcement regarding the 2020 Biofabrication Conference.


ISBF Welcomes New Board Members

The Executive Board of Directors would like to welcome the newly elected ISBF Board Members. The term of service is 3 years beginning on January 1, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2022.

Newly Elected Board Members:

  1. Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University, USA
  2. Gordon Wallace, University of Wollongong, Australia
  3. Riccardo Levato, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
  4. Aleksandr Ovsianikov, Technische Universität Wien, Austria