TERMIS 2021 Symposium

TERMIS 2021 symposium flyer

TERMIS 2021 Abstract Submissions Accepted

Submit your abstract today for TERMIS 2021. Submission deadline is September 1, 2020. Click here to visit the submission page.


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.


Discount Offered on ISBF Membership until December 31, 2019

For those of you who could not attend the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, this is a reminder to renew your ISBF membership TODAY. ISBF offers a 10% discount on the registration of new and renewal membership through December 31, 2019. The benefits of membership include 1) Free online access to the ISBF’s official journal, Biofabrication, 2) Participation in the Society’s activities, including voting rights and award programs, 3) Posting career opportunities on the ISBF website, 4) Receiving the ISBF Newsletters, and 5) Reduced registration fee for the annual Biofabrication Conference.

Please follow the link to register/renew your membership TODAY. Enter discount code 10OFF at checkout.


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

Save The Date: 2020 Biofabrication Conference

The 2020 Biofabrication Conference will be held at the University of Wollongong, Australia from September 27-30, 2020. Please mark you calendar to attend the world’s largest scientific conference on Biofabrication. The meeting information will be forthcoming.

Important Dates: 
Abstract Deadline: February 24, 2020

The ISBF Conference Committee and Board of Directors are pleased to select Pisa, Italy as the 2021 Biofabrication Conference location. Please save the date (September 26-29, 2021) on your calendar.


2019 ISBF Award Winners Announced

The ISBF Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Award winners. The awards will be presented at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

ISBF Senior Investigator Award
Dong-Woo Cho, Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), Korea

ISBF Mid-Career Investigator Award
Ferry PW Melchels, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

ISBF Young Investigator Award
1st Place: Gabriella CJ Lindberg, University of Otago, New Zealand
2nd Place: Jihoon Park, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), USA
3rd Place: Ashkan Shafiee, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), USA

ISBF Travel Award
1) Jinyang Li, University of Maryland, USA
2) Jihoon Park, WFIRM, USA
3) Benjamin Kessel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
4) Jannika T. Paulamaki, University of Bergen, Norway
5) Anne Metje van Genderen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
6) Manuella Estermann, University of Friobourg, Switzerland
7) Joanna Babilotte, Université de Bordeaux, France
8) Irene Chiesa, University of Pisa, Italy

2019 WFIRM Young Investigator Award
The WFIRM’s Awards Committee is happy to announce the 2019 Young Investigator Award winner. The award will be presented at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Winner: Saigopalakrishna Yerneni, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA


2019 ISBF Election Update for the Board of Directors

The 2019 ISBF Election for the Board of Directors will be conducted electronically from September 15 – September 30, 2019. All members will receive a separate email to cast vote. The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, as well as posting on the ISBF website.

Visit the 2019 Board of Directors Election page for more information.

Note: Please register or renew membership online to participate in the election.


2021 Biofabrication Conference Solicitation of Proposals

The International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) holds its annual meetings in different continents each year; China (2017), Germany (2018), USA (2019), Australia (2020). The 2021 meeting is planned to be held in Europe. The ISBF would like to announce the solicitation of proposals to host the 2021 Biofabrication Conference in Europe.

If you are interested in hosting the 2021 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 2021 Biofabrication Conference is August 31, 2019.


Call for Nominations: 2019 ISBF Election

The ISBF Executive Board would like to invite nominations for three (3) 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.

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.

Important Dates:
Nominations are due Monday July 31, 2019
Election: September 15 – September 30, 2019.

The results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA, as well as posting on the ISBF website.


ISBF Award Opportunities for the 2019 Biofabrication Conference

The ISBF award categories include A) Senior Investigator Award (1x), B) Mid-Career Investigator Award (1x), C) ISBF’s young investigator awards (3x), and 4) Student Travel Awards (8x). The awards will be presented at the Biofabrication 2019 Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA. All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. Details are posted on the ISBF and 2019 Biofabrication Conference websites. Awards include:

ISBF Senior Investigator Award
The purpose of the ISBF’s Senior Investigator Award is to recognize a senior investigator who has made significant scientific contributions to the field of biofabrication. Read More

ISBF Mid-Career Investigator Award
The purpose of the ISBF’s Mid-Career Investigator Award is to recognize a mid-career investigator who has made significant scientific contributions to the field of biofabrication. The nominated individuals must have completed their training, received their terminal degree 5 years or more from the time of the award, and be actively contributing to the field of biofabrication. An individual nominated for the ISBF’s Mid-Career Investigator Award MUST be a member of the ISBF and MUST attend the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Read More

ISBF Young Investigator Award
The purpose of the ISBF’s Young Investigator award is to recognize outstanding achievements by members of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) who are in the early stages of a career in the field of Biofabrication. Read More

ISBF Travel Award for the 2019 Biofabrication Conference
The purpose of the ISBF’s Travel Awards is to foster the careers of students and trainees in the field of biofabrication by encouraging them to participate in the 2018 Biofabrication Conference to further develop their scientific minds, interact with other scientists in the field, establish networking and refine their presentation skills. Eight travel awards will be given to students/trainees this year. Read More

WFIRM Young Investigator’s Award at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Young Investigator Award is intended to recognize outstanding achievements by members of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) who are in the early stages of career in biofabrication.  We are pleased to request nominations for the award to be given at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

The WFIRM Young Investigator Award will be presented to one individual in the early stages of their research careers (graduate student or post-doctoral fellow). The awardee will be presented with a certificate or plaque and a monetary award of $1000 (US). Read More


Renew or Register for ISBF Membership

For those of you who did not attend the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Wurzberg, Germany, this is a reminder to renew your ISBF membership TODAY. The benefits of membership include 1)  Free online access to the ISBF’s official journal, Biofabrication, 2) Participation in the Society’s activities, including voting rights and award programs, 3) Posting career opportunities on the ISBF website, and 4) Receiving the ISBF Newsletters

Please follow the link to register/renew your membership TODAY.


New Initiative: Engaging Industry to ISBF through Sponsorship

To better fulfill the society’s mission, we are reorganizing the ISBF website to facilitate more interaction throughout the biofabrication community. As such, we have dedicated a Sponsors’ Section to provide up-to-date information on new tools and products available for research. This Sponsors’ Section will provide distinguished industry partners and leaders to showcase their products and technologies.

If you are interested in showcasing your company and products, please click here to visit our registration website. For questions, please contact James Yoo at jyoo@wakehealth.edu.