2022 Biofabrication Conference – Abstracts Accepted through May 24

Call for abstracts is now open!

Abstract submissions have now opened for the Biofabrication 2022 Conference, hosted in Tuscany, Italy. Abstract submission guidelines Abstracts will be only accepted in English. Abstract submission is only possible via the online form below using the provided template. All abstracts submitted via e-mail or other means of communication will not be accepted. Upon completion of the submission process you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Abstract submission deadline is May 24th, 2022. Acceptance letters will be sent by the July 1st, 2022.

The following general rules for abstract submission do apply: A maximum of 3 abstracts can be submitted by each participant. All accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website and in the conference abstract book. Papers can be submitted for either podium or poster presentation. The abstracts will be divided into several topics. Please indicate which topic your abstract should be considered for. The presenting author has to be one of the abstract authors and has to be registered to the conference. If the entire registration fee is not paid by the registration deadline, the abstract will be automatically withdrawn and will not be presented or published. If you need to modify or withdraw your abstract, please send an email to info@biofabrication2022.org by the abstract submission deadline. Detailed abstract guidelines are reported in the provided template.

ISBF 2022 Twitter Poster Conference

The International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) is excited to announce its 2nd ISBF Twitter Poster Conference for Early Career Researchers. This online event aims to offer a forum for young researchers in the field of Biofabrication to connect, network and present their research in a remote setting. The conference will run over a full day to ensure participants from all time zones can contribute at their own time slots of convenience, and have a chance to learn from the posters posted by colleagues worldwide.

Date: 25th – 26th April (held over a 24-hour period starting from 12:00 pm on 25th to 12:00 pm on 26th, Eastern Standard Time).

All participants will be asked to present their posters using the official hashtag of the conference. The hashtag will be communicated shortly before the beginning of the event on April 25th. Participants will be able to exchange knowledge and collaborate on latest research and emerging areas of interest with peers and experts and gather interdisciplinary reactions.

All participants will have to submit an abstract and register on the webpage. Registration is free of charge. Eligible participants will also have the opportunity to compete for awards.

1. Call for Abstract
We welcome abstracts from early career researchers (students or postdoctoral researchers) working in the field of biofabrication, on one of the following themes and beyond, as they related to biofabrication:
• Biomaterials/Bioinks/Biopolymers
• Lab-/Organ-on-Chip Technologies
• Biofabricated Tissues and Organs
• Evaluation, Characterisations, and Quality Control for Biofabrication
• Fabrication Methods and Technologies
• Regulatory/Ethics and Clinical Translation
• Industrial Applications in Biofabrication

Abstract submission guidelines and instructions
– Abstracts must be submitted to through the dedicated online through this form
– Abstracts must be in the form of a graphical abstract (see a template at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ieMDLu7S0w2whMcY9Tcp8VeSVDD3AEwE/view?usp=sharing )
– Abstract must be filled and written in English
– All materials must be the work of the authors listed and appropriately referenced
– The guidelines for the preparation of the poster and the poster template will be provided together with the notification of acceptance.

Abstract submission deadline: April 14th 2022
Abstract Acceptance Notification: April 19th 2022

For any additional questions please contact: biofabrication2021@gmail.com

2. Call for Awards
The purpose of the ISBF 2022 Twitter Poster Conference Awards are to recognize outstanding contributions submitted by members of the ISBF who are in the early stages of their career in the field of Biofabrication.

Award Eligibility
Participants that want to be considered for an award must be active ISBF members at the time of registration for the 2022 ISBF Twitter Poster conference, and must participate in the event by submitting their poster within the timeframe detailed in the Call for Abstracts. When applying to the conference and submitting an abstract, award candidates must indicate their interest in consideration for an “Award” by checking the appropriate box and category on the abstract submission registration form. Applicants must be first (or co-first) and presenting author for the specific poster for which they are to be considered for an award. Only one application for award consideration per conference participant is allowed. If a participant submits multiple applications for award consideration, only the first request for consideration that is submitted will be considered for an award.

Types of Award
A total of three Award categories are available for the Best Poster Contribution:
– Best Undergraduate Student Poster: Available to bachelor and master students who have not yet started their doctoral studies at the time of registration.
– Best Graduate Student Poster: Available to all graduate students who have not obtained a doctoral credential (i.e., PhD, MD, or equivalent) at the time of registration. This category includes graduate students who have already received a Master’s degree. There is no limit on how much time has passed since applicants have received their undergraduate degree.
– Best Postdoctoral Researcher Poster: Eligibility limited to Postdocs within 5 years after reception of their PhD or MD (or equivalent) credentials.
All three Awards consist of a monetary prize of $250 USD and a digital ISBF 2022 Twitter Poster Conference Award Certificate.

Selection Criteria
All abstract submissions that indicate a desire for Award consideration will be reviewed. The five highest ranking abstracts in each category will be invited by the Conference Scientific Advisory Board to provide a recorded rapid-fire presentation, not longer than 5 minutes each, explaining the work highlighted in the Poster.

The contributions will be assessed based on the following criteria:
– Quality (i.e., clarity and organization) of the abstract
– Quality of graphical components
– Novelty and innovation
– Potential impact on the field of biofabrication
– Sufficiency of methods, results, discussion, conclusions, and funding or non-author acknowledgements
– During the conference, quality of the presentation recording and subsequent response to reviewer questions

Announcement of the Awardees
The winner of each category will be announced on February 30th at the end of the ISBF online webinar (Speaker: Prof. David Kaplan, that will conclude the Twitter Conference. The awardees will also be announced also on Twitter and the Awardees will be contacted by the ISBF. Awardees need not attend the live announcement to win an award.

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

  Award Winner
1 ISBF Senior Investigator Award Jos Malda, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 ISBF Mid-Career Award Deok-Ho Kim, PhD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
3 ISBF New Investigator Award Liliang Ouyang, PhD
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
4 ISBF 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
5 WFIRM Young Investigator Award Steven (Xiaolin) Cui
University of Otago, New Zealand
6 UPBL Innovation in Biofabrication Award Miguel Dia Castilho
UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
7 ISBF Best Oral Presentation

Europe/Africa – Margo Terpstra, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherland

Americas – Lester Smith, PhD, Indiana University Indianpolis, Indiana, USA

Asia/Oceania – Axel Norberg, University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand

8 ISBF Best Poster Presentation

Europe/Africa – Johannes Braig, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Americas – Javier Vazquez-Armendariz, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA; Tecnológico De Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Asia/Oceania – Dong Gyu Hwang, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang-si, South Korea

9 IOP Poster Award(s)

Hohyeon Han, Pohang University of Science and Technology, POSTECH, Pohang-si, South Korea

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.



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

  Award Prize Number of Awards Award Announcement and Application Form
1. ISBF Senior Investigator Award Lifetime membership 1 Access and Download Here
2. ISBF Mid-Career Award $1,000 USD 1 Access and Download Here
3. ISBF New Investigator Award  $750 USD 3 Access and Download Here
4. ISBF Young Scientist Award (3x per geographical region) $500 USD 3 Access and Download Here
5. ISBF Best Oral Presentation (3x) $300 USD 3 Abstract Submission Tick Box
6. ISBF Best Poster Presentation (3x) $200 USD 3 Abstract Submission Tick Box
7. UPBL Innovation in Biofabrication Award €1,000 1 Access and Download Here
8 WFIRM Young Investigator Award $1,000 USD 1 Access and Download Here
9 IOP Poster Award(s) $500 USD 1 Abstract 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.


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