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.


ISBF Award Opportunities at the 2019 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

Notification of Award: September 3, 2021

2021 ISBF Awards Program

AwardNumber of AwardsAward Announcement and Application Form
1.ISBF Senior Investigator Award1Access and Download Here
2.ISBF Mid-Career Award1Access and Download Here
3.ISBF New Investigator Award 3Access and Download Here
4.ISBF Young Scientist Award 3Access and Download Here
5.ISBF Best Oral Presentation 3Abstract Submission Tick Box
6.ISBF Best Poster Presentation 3Abstract Submission Tick Box
7.UPBL Innovation in Biofabrication Award1Access and Download Here
8WFIRM Young Investigator Award1Access and Download Here
9IOP Poster Award(s)TBDNot available

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