The International Conference on Biofabrication 2016

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Embassy Suites Winston-Salem / Winston-Salem Marriott


The annual conference of the International Society for Biofabrication “Biofabrication 2016”, which will take place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA October 29 - 31, 2016 aims to provide an inspiring three-day program that includes the state-of-the-art in the field of biofabrication as well as “out of the box” insights from related fields. The meeting will be of a multidisciplinary nature and gather research leaders, scholars, clinicians and company representatives from around the world to exchange ideas on the rapidly developing topic of biofabrication.

Biofabrication will extend its impact on medicine and biology and accelerate its evolution towards novel concept and practices through the convergence of biofabrication technologies. Topics to be covered at the conference range from novel biofabrication methods, technologies, and matrix materials to the applications of biofabricated constructs.

The International Conference on Biofabrication 2016 will be held at the Embassy Suites

Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Marriott located at the center of the Twin City

Quarter. This prime location enables visitors to experience both the old and new with the avant-garde arts district shops, galleries, restaurants, the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter,

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the historic district of Old Salem all within walking distance. Further, it is only a 25 minute drive from the Piedmont Triad

International Airport with additional options from the Charlotte Douglas International

Airport, about a 75 minute drive. A range of additional hotel accommodation options are available, suitable for all budgets, within walking distance.

The organizators expect to bring together 250 - 300 people from all over the globe active in the field of biofabrication.

The session themes and topics to be addressed during Biofabrication 2016 include:

Titles are tentative and subject to change.

Target audience

This meeting will bring together global experts from different disciplines spanning from engineering, to materials science, chemistry, biology, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine, involved in biofabrication platforms for bio-medical and biotechnological applications.

Bioprinting technologies and applications

Scaffold free strategies

Additive Manufacturing & 3D Scaffolds

3D Models


Bottom-up approaches


Organ on a Chip

Imaging and Operational Programming


Vladimir Mironov, PhD 3D Bioprinting Solutions, Moscow, Russia
Gabor Forgacs, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Rashid Bashir, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Wei Sun, PhD, Drexel University, USA; Tsinghua University, China

Michael Golway & James Hoying (Advanced Solutions Life Sciences, LLC.)

Alvaro Mata, PhD, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Jorge Vicente Lopez Da Silva (Renato Archer Center for Information Technology, Brazil)

Sharon Collins Presnell, CTO and EVP of Research & Development of Organovo, Inc

Rohan Shirwaiker, Assistant Professor in ISE, faculty of the UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, a member of the Center for Additive Menufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL), the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), and the Intergrated Menufacturing Systems Engineering Institute (IMSEI).

Brian Derby Ph.D., Professor Of Material Science (Director of Research, and Deputy Head of School);

Lorenzo Moroni Ph.D., Head of Three-dimensional Technologies Division of the Renato Archer Information Technology Center, Brazil; maastrichtuniversity, Netherlands

Larry Bonassar PhD., Cornell University, USA.

David Dean, Department of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Dr. Will Shu, Associate Professor in Microengineering School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Moon Suk Kim, Ajou University, South Korea
Murat Guvendiren PhD., Assistant Professor Chemical Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering New Jersez Institute of Technology

Tim Woodfield PhD., Assoc Professor, Director CReaTE Group, University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand Regenerative Medicine, Cartilage, 3D Bioprinting, Tissue Engineering, Scaffold Ph.D.

In Kap Ko PhD., Assistant Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Jürgen Groll PhD., Professor University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

J. Gregory Payne PhD., Associate Professor in Emerson College's Department of Communication Studies

Aleksander Skardal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine Cancer Biology

Jordan S. Miller Dr., PhD, postdoctoral colleague at the University of Pennsylvania in Dr. Christopher S. Chen’s Tissue Microfabrication Laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering.

James Hoying PhD., University of Louisville,Biotechnology,Cardiology,Physiology, USA

Jonathan Butcher Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Giovanni Vozzi Research Center E. Piaggio University of Pisa

John Fisher Professor and Associate Chair, University of Maryland

Dong Woo Cho Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology

3D Printing, Cell Printing, Tissue Engineering

Hyun-Wook Kang, PhD., Wake Forest University

Tao Xu , Tsinghua University, China

Paul Dalton, PhD, Professor, Functional Materials in Dentistry and Medicine, University of Würzburg, Bavaria.

Jason Burdick PhD., Professor Department of Bioengineering University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Boland Ph.D., Professor Engineering Building BE202, College of Engeneering the University of Texas at el Paso

Jos Malda, Dr., Jos Malda. University Medical Center Utrecht.

Sean Murphy Ph.D.

Sean Murphy PhD., Assistant Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Paul Gatenholm PhD, Adjunct Professor Wake Forest Scool of Medicine

Mark Kindy PhD., Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Jacqueline Alblas , PhD. Associate professor, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Alvaro Mata Dr., Director of the Institute of Bioengineering at QMUL
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Embassy Suites Winston-Salem / Winston-Salem Marriott