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.


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).

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ISBF 2017 Election Results

ISBF announces its newest members to the Board of Directors:

  • John Fisher, University of Maryland, USA
  • Koichi Nakayama, Saga University, Japan
  • Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

For more details, visit our Board Members page.