The International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) was founded in 2010 and is a scientific and professional Society, which promotes advances in Biofabrication research, development, education, training, and medical and clinical applications. The ISBF represents the international Biofabrication community and operates as a non-profit organization. The ISBF’s core purpose is to foster scientific and technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. ISBF promotes the interaction between and convergence in the different disciplines of the field of Biofabrication, as well as between basic research and applied practice. Further, the Society aims to promote the cooperation with other scientific organizations and communities.


Call for Nominations: 2018 ISBF Election

The ISBF Executive Board would like to invite nominations for five (5) new Board member positions. The term of the Board Member is three (3) years. Reappointment is possible. The nominee must be a member of ISBF in good standing.

When providing your recommendations of nominees, please email James Yoo ( with the contact information of the nominee, as well as, a brief statement on why you are nominating the invividual as a board member of ISBF.

Important Dates:

Nominations are due July 31, 2018
Election: September 15 – September 30, 2018.

The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany, as well as posting on the ISBF website.

2018 ISBF Executive Board Election

The ISBF Board of Directors is happy to announce that Tim Woodfield, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, and Giovanni Vozzi have been unanimously selected as President-Elect, Secretary General, and Treasurer of ISBF, respectively. They will join James Yoo, incoming President, effective January 1, 2019 for a 3 year term ending on December 31, 2021. Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board members!

New Award Programs Announced

Award opportunities for the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Wurzberg, Germany are posted under Award Opportunities. Applications must be completed and submitted by August 1, 2018. Opportunities include Senior Investigator Award, Travel Awards, Young Investigator Award, and the WFIRM Young Investigator Award. For details, visit the Award Opportunities page.

2020 Meeting Application is now live

The International Society for Biofabrication is now accepting meeting applications for year 2020. The ISBF Conference is usually held in October and needs to include the support of a Conference Organizing Committee. If you are interested, please complete the Meeting Host Application and return to Tim Woodfield at before September 14, 2018.

Click here to download the 2020 Meeting Host Application

10 Million Euro for Biofabrication Research in Germany

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved the establishment of a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) with the topic “Biofabrication: from the fundamentals to functional tissue models”. The new CRC will receive a total of €10 million in funding for an initial four-year period, starting on 1 January 2018, with the perspective of a maximum funding over 12 years after re-evaluation every 4 years.

The CRC was granted to a consortium between the universities of Würzburg, Erlangen-Nürnberg and Bayreuth. Spokesperson of the CRC is Prof. Jürgen Groll from the University of Würzburg (email: The CRC comprises 18 projects that are grouped in the three areas bioinks, method development and tissue models, with an initial focus in the advancememt of tailored bioinks and methodology for printing and characterization and the ultimate goal to generate functional human tissue equivalents.

PhD positions will be available from January 2018 on in different topics of biofabrication at the 3 universities. Contacts are Prof. Jürgen Groll (spokesman, contact person for the University of Würzburg), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (contact person for the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Prof. Thomas Scheibel (contact person for the University of Bayreuth).

Biofabrication 2018: Save The Date

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