Don’t miss the opportunity to hear first-hand from the Pioneers who successfully commercialized technologies in the domain of Biofabrication!

When: 25th of September 2022
Where: Biofabrication Conference 2022, Montecatini Terme (Toscana/Italy)
Who: Marc Thurner, CEO and co-founder of mimiX biotherapeutics Ltd, who previously founded RegenHu and created its spin-off Vivos Dental Ltd.

Koichi Nakayama, Professor & Chairman – Department of Regenerative Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the Saga University (Japan) and co-founder of Cyfuse Biomedical.

Fabien Guillemot, CEO and Founder of Poietis.

 

An updated conference program is now available at: https://www.biofabrication2022.org


2022 ISBF Award Winners The ISBF Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2022 Award winners. The award categories include A) Senior Investigator Award, B) ISBF’s Mid-Career Investigator, C) ISBF’s young investigator awards, D) Travel Awards and E) WFIRM Young Investigator Award. The awards will be presented at the Biofabrication 2022 Conference in Pisa. The winners of the ISBF awards are shown below.

 

  Award Winner
1 ISBF Senior Investigator Award Jürgen Groll, University of Würzburg, Germany
2 ISBF Mid-Career Award Yu Shrike Zhang, Harvard Medical School, USA
3 ISBF New Investigator Award

Paulina Bernal, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Anne Metje van Genderen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Paul Gehret, University of Pennsylvania, USA

4 ISBF Early Career Investigator Award

Rossella Laurano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Rahim Esfandyarpour, University of California: Irvine, USA

Parth Chansoria, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

5 WFIRM Young Investigator Award Paul Gehret, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
6 3R in Biofabrication Award Dierk Gruhn, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
7 ISBF Best Oral Presentation

Irene Chiesa, University of Pisa, Italy

Wonbin PArk, UNIST Unversity, Ulsan, Korea

Helen Kearney, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

8 ISBF Best Poster Presentation

Riccardo Francescato, Politecnico of Milan, Milan, Italy

Zan Lanberger, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Gregor Lang, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

9 IOP Best Poster Presentation

Riccardo Francescato, Politecnico of Milan, Milan, Italy

Zan Lanberger, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Gregor Lang, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

 


2022 ISBF Travel Award Nominees Announced

The Awards Committee has chosen the following nominees to receive 2022 ISBF Travel Awards* to the International Conference on Biofabrication in Pisa. More award nominees will be announced soon!
  • Gabriele Addario, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • Gopal Agarwal, University of Florida, USA
  • Michael Bartolf-Kopp, University of Wurzburg, Germany
  • Yoo-mi Choi, Pohang Science and Technology University, Korea
  • Abishek Dhand, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Han Hohyeon, Pohang Science and Technology University, Korea
  • Hao Liu, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
  • Aylin Kara Ozenler, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
  • Bram Soliman, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Anahita Soufivand, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Francesca Tivano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Marta Valverde, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

*Award recipients should request their award package at the conference registration desk.


2022 ISBF Election Update: Your Opinion Matters – Cast Your Vote! 

The 2022 ISBF Election for the seven (7) Board of Directors open positions (3 from the Asia-Pacific, 3 from the Americas, and 1 from Europe) will be conducted electronically from August 1 – August 15, 2022. All eligible members will receive a separate email to cast a vote. Please check your Spam Folder if you do not receive an invitation email in your Inbox. 

Please register or renew your membership online by July 31, 2022 to participate in the election if you are not an active member.

Each candidate’s information can be displayed by clicking the candidate’s name below. You can also access their information on the ISBF website. The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the 2021 Biofabrication Conference and posted on the ISBF website.

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

 

 

Name

Affiliation

1

Daniel Chen

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

2

Andrew Daly

The National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

3

David Dean

The Ohio State University, USA

4

Michael Gelinsky

Dresden University of Technology, Germany

5

Hyun-Wook Kang

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

6

Monica Laronda

Northwestern University, USA

7

Sang Jin Lee

Wake Forest University Health Sciences, USA

8

Khoon Lim

University of Otago, New Zealand

9

Koichi Nakayama

Saga University, Japan

10

Alshakim Nelson

University of Washington, USA

11

Tiziano Serra

AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

12

Heungsoo Shin

Hanyang University, South Korea

13

Wei Sun

Tsinghua University, China

14

Lijie Grace Zhang

George Washington University, USA


ISBF Early Career Researcher Committee hosts
Diversity and Inclusion Special Symposia

July 27, 2022
12pm PT | 3pm EDT | 9pm CET | 5am AEST | 7am NZST

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


ISBF Virtual Event: Enhancing Cross-disciplinary Biofabrication Approaches to Overcome the Challenges of Tomorrow

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
8:00am US EST/2:00pm European Summer/9:00pm Japan

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 


Call for Nominations: 2022 ISBF Election

The ISBF Executive Board is inviting nominations for seven (7) new Board Member positions (3 from Asia, 3 from the Americas, and 1 from Europe) this year. The terms of the Board Members are three (3) years. Reappointment is possible. The nominee must be an active member of ISBF in good standing.

Important Dates:

  • Nomination deadline: July 15, 2022
  • Online Election: August 1 – August 22, 2022

When providing your recommendations of nominees or self-nominate, please email Marcy Zenobi-Wong (marcy.zenobi@hest.ethz.ch) with the nominee’s contact information, 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 2022 Biofabrication Conference and posted on the ISBF website.


Solicitation of Proposals for the 2024 Biofabrication Conference

The International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) cycles its annual meetings on different continents each year; Asia Pacific: Australia (2021), Europe: Italy (2022), Americas: Canada (2023). The 2024 meeting is planned to be held in the Asia Pacific region. The ISBF would like to announce the solicitation of proposals to host the 2024 Biofabrication Conference in the Asia Pacific location.

If you are interested in hosting the 2024 Biofabrication Conference, please contact Professor Juergen Groll, Chair of the Conference Committee (juergen.groll@fmz.uni-wuerzburg.de) to request a meeting host application form.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2024 Biofabrication Conference is July 31, 2022.


ISBF Award Opportunities at the 2022 Biofabrication Conference

The 2022 ISBF Awards will be presented during the 2022 Biofabrication Conference. The 2022 ISBF Awards program recognizes 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) Early-Career Investigator Award (3x), 4) New Investigator Awards (3x), 5) Best Podium Presentation Awards (3x), 6) Best Poster Presentation Awards (3x), and 7) Travel Awards (12x).

In addition to the ISBF-sponsored awards, the following awards will also be announced at the 2022 ISBF Awards Ceremony: 8) the University of Pisa Biofabrication Laboratory (UPBL) Innovation in Biofabrication award (1x) and 9) the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Young Investigator Award (1x). Both of these awards recognize early-stage researchers.

All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. Details are posted on the ISBF and 2022 Biofabrication Conference websites.

Important Dates:

  • ISBF Investigator, UPBL, and WFIRM Award Application Submission Deadline: 8:59PM (US Pacific Time) August 5, 2022
  • Notification of Award: September 4, 2022
  • ISBF Travel Award Application Submission Deadline: 8:59PM (US Pacific Time) July 15, 2022 
  • Travel Award Notification: August 15, 2022

2022 ISBF Awards Program

 

Award

Prize

No. of Awards

Award Announcement & Application Form

1

ISBF Senior Investigator Award

Lifetime membership

1

Access and Download Nomination Form

2

ISBF Mid-Career Award

$1,000 USD

1

Access and Download Nomination Form

3

ISBF Early Career Investigator Awards (3x; one per geographical region)

$750 USD

3

Access and Download Nomination Form

4

ISBF New Investigator Award (3x; one per geographical region)

$500 USD

3

Access and Download Nomination Form

5

ISBF Best Oral Presentation (3x; one per geographical region)

$300 USD

3

 

6

ISBF Best Poster Presentation (3x; one per geographical region)

$200 USD

3

 

7

ISBF Travel Awards (12X across all regions)

$500

12

Access and Download Nomination Form

8

UPBL Innovation in Biofabrication Award

€1,000

1

Access and Download Nomination Form

9

WFIRM Young Investigator Award

$1,000 USD

1

Access and Download Nomination Form

 


2022 Biofabrication Conference – Registration OPEN NOW

The 2022 Biofabrication Conference will be hosted by the University of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy,
from September 25-28, 2022. The conference aims at bringing together leading academic
scientists and researchers to exchange and share their know-how and results on all aspects of Biofabrication. 

Click here to register NOW!

The Conference Registration is now open for the annual meeting of the International Society for Biofabrication. The deadline for Early Bird Registration is July 31, 2022.


 

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, Germany Y. Shrike Zhang, Harvard Medical School, USA Itedale Namro Redwan, Cellink, Sweden
Jinah Jang, POSTECH, South Korea Wojciech Swieskosski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland Yehiel Tal, Collplant, Israel

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.


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.