3D Bioprinting Solutions sponsors Young Investigators Poster Award for “Innovations in Bioink Development“

The purpose of the 3D BIOPRINTING SOLUTIONS Young Investigator award is to recognize outstanding achievements by young scientists in the field of Bioink Development.

The 3D BIOPRINTING SOLUTIONS Young Investigator Awards will be selected by a committee of specialists from the field of biofabrication. All posters presented during the poster session of the Biofabrication Conference will be considered as candidates.

The 3D BIOPRINTING SOLUTIONS’ Young Investigator Award includes the following:

  • Monetary award of 1500 Euro, 1000 Euro and 500 Euro for the First, Second and Third place, respectively, presented at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany
  • Top 10 participants would receive a consolation prize: sample of 3D BIOPRINTING SOLUTIONS brand new collagen hydrogel Viscoll.
  • A Certificate and recognition at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference

Award Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must have a poster accepted and present it at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany.

Young Investigator award winners

1-P167 „Improving the Printability of Collagen Bioinks by Controlling Surface Hydrophobicity” Nicole Diamantides

2-P157 „Development of Hyaluronic Acid/Poly(glycidol) Hybrid Hydrogels Double Printed with PCL for the Chondrogenic Differentiation of MSCs“ Tomas Christian Böck

3-P155 „3D Bioprinted Hydrogel Construct Incorporating β-Tricalcium Phosphate for Calcified Cartilage Tissue Engineering“ Alicja Kosik-Koziol

4-P2 „Development of a Hybrid Alginate-ECM Hydrogel as a Potential Bioink for 3D Bioprinting Pulmonary Tissue“ Martina De Santis

5-P33 „Photo-clickable thiol-allyl gelatin bioinks offers a wider biofabrication window compared to thiol-norbornene chemistry“ Bram George Soliman

6-P119 „Gelatin/Gellan Gum Composites for 3D (Bio)Printing“ Bilge Sen Elci

7-P126 „Encapsulation of Human Periosteal Cells in Norbornene-Functionalized Gelatin Hydrogel for Osteochondral Bioprinting“ Hannah Agten

8-P23 „Design and Implementation of a 3D PEG-Fibrinogen Hydrogel System for High-throughput Diagnostics and Cancer Cell growth Characterization“ Tamara Birman

9-P30 „Non-Porous 3D Bioprinting Strategy for Vascular Tissue Fabrication“ Liliang Ouyang

10-P16 „Clinical Relevant Bioinks for Enhanced Cartilaginous Matrix Deposition“ Benjamin Kessel.

IOP Poster Award winners

We congratulate the winners of the IOP Awards 2018:

1st place: Jo Williams

2nd place: Enkhtuul Gantumur

3rd place: Annika Seifert

ISBF Award winners

The ISBF award categories include A) Senior Investigator Award (1), B) ISBF’s young investigator awards (3), and C) Student Travel Awards (8). The awards will be presented at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany.

ISBF Senior Investigator Award

Vladimir Mironov

3D Bioprinting Solutions and Sechenov Moscow Medical University, Moscow, Russia

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

ISBF Young Investigator Award

1st Place:
Tiziano Serra

AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

2nd Place:
Lim Khoon Shen

University of Otago, New Zeland

3rd Place:
Naomi Paxton

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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.

ISBF Travel Award for the 2018 Biofabrication Conference

Liliang Ouyang
Imperial College London, UK
Philipp Fisch
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Markus Lunzer
TU Wien, Austria
Agnes Dobos
TU Wien, Austria
Yong Sang Cho
Wonkwang University, Republic of Korea
Gianluca Cidonio
University of Southampton, UK
Giorgia Montalbano
Politecnico of Turin, Italy
César Roberto Alcalá Orozco
University of Otago, New Zealand

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.

WFIRM Young Investigator Award at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference

Kerstin Schneeberger

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Young Investigator Award is designed 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 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany.

Vladimir Mironov MD, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
3D Bioprinting Solutions, Moscow, Russia
Leading scientist
Regenerative Medicine Institute, Sechenov Moscow Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Vladimir Mironov was born in Russia in 1954. Vladimir Mironov finished Ivanovo State Medical Institute in 1977 as a medical doctor. He got his PhD in Developmental Biology from Second Moscow Pirogov Medical Institute in 1980. He was trained by Prof. Peter Kaufmann at The Department of Anatomy RWTH in Aachen and Werner Risau’s lab in Germany in The Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Matinsried, Germany. He later worked at The Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Center in The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, USA and then at The Division of 3D Technologies of Renato Archer Institute for InformationTechnology at Campinas, SP, Brazil. Last 5 years he worked as a Chief Scientific Officer at 3D Bioprinting Solutions and Leading Scientist at Regenerative Medicine Institute of The Moscow Sechenov Medical University, Moscow, Russia. He is one of pioneer of 3D bioprinting technology and bioprinted a first functional and vascularized organ construct – a mouse thyroid gland.

Tiziano Serra, PhD
Research Scientist
AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland

Tiziano is a Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Scientist) at AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) in the AO Foundation (Switzerland). He is a materials engineer from Lecce (Italy), received a PhD (cum laude) at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain, 2014) with a thesis on the development of bioactive composite scaffolds by 3D-printing for bone tissue engineering. Then he spent two years as Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London (UCL) working on design and development of 3D-printed patient specific medical devices. Since October 2016, his research activities at ARI are articulated around the a) translation of innovative additive manufacturing technologies for the repair of musculoskeletal disorders and b) development of cutting-edge 3D in vitro disease models for drug screening and personalized medicine through acoustic and magnetic stimuli for contactless cell assembly.

Khoon S. Lim, PhD
Research Fellow
BE (Hons 1, Chemical Engineering, UNSW),  ME (Biomedical Engineering, UNSW),  PhD (Biomedical Engineering, UNSW)
Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Research Group
University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr Khoon Lim is a biomedical engineer with specialization in polymer chemistry. His research focus is on adopting a class of polymers known as hydrogels as tissue engineering matrices for a variety of applications. His research technology platform involves photo-polymerizable hydrogel bioinks for 3D bioprinting of functional tissues and also delivery of bioactive molecules to promote tissue regeneration. Khoon is currently an Associate Investigator on the Centre of Research Excellence in Medical Technologies (MedTech CoRE), Affiliate Investigator on the Maurice Wilkins Centre (MWC) for Molecular Diversity and Executive Committee member of the Australasian Society of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE). He currently holds a prestigious New Zealand Health Research Council Emerging Research First Grant, and is involved in a number of collaborative projects involving national and international collaborators (Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Korea, Japan and USA).

Naomi Paxton
BASc(Physics) MASc MSc AFHEA | PhD Candidate
Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology Group
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Naomi Paxton is a PhD student and scientific researcher in the area of biofabrication. After attaining her Bachelor of Science (Physics) from QUT, Naomi went on to complete the Dual International Masters degree in biofabrication, run jointly between QUT and the University of Würzburg, Germany. Currently, Naomi is completing her PhD in QUT’s new ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing, under the supervision of Professor Mia Woodruff. Naomi’s research project focusses on developing customised biomaterial scaffolds fabricated using advanced 3D printing methods for bone regeneration. In support of her multidisciplinary, international research, Naomi was awarded the 2018 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics and national Women in STEM travel award sponsored by Campus Travel and Virgin Australia. Alongside her studies, Naomi is a passionate science communicator and teacher. She has over 5 years’ experience as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Student Ambassador at QUT and also participates in the Wonder of Science program as a Young Science Ambassador and Flying Scientist. Naomi has presented her undergraduate astrophysics research at TEDxQUT 2014 and was invited to share her biofabrication research at TEDxUniversityofWürzburg in 2016. Currently, Naomi is a lecturer at QUT in astrophysics and has been recognised as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Kerstin Schneeberger, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Dr. Schneeberger is a biotechnologist by training and a postdoctoral researcher in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine. During her PhD at the University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands), she acquired expertise in stem cell biology of the gastrointestinal tract, and extensively applied adult stem cell derived organoids as disease models and for regenerative purposes. The results of her projects have been published in high profile journals (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Gastroenterology, Stem Cells, Biofabrication, among others). Since February 2016, she is employed as a postdoc at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Here, she is combining her expertise in adult stem cell derived organoids with her biotechnological background to create functional liver tissue models. She has been awarded with several prestigious awards and prizes, and recently received a personal grant to start her own research line on liver tissue engineering. Her personal long-term goal is to create complex organs that can be used for clinical transplantations in patients.