Marleen Kristen, master student Biofabrication, wins 1st prize at ISCOMS!
Online Live Biofabrication Chat
The Graduate Certificate in Biofabrication is a practical online course designed for professionals currently working in the fields of science, health, engineering and technology, as well as those who want to pursue a career in biofabrication. The next Graduate Certification from the University of Wollongong will commence 29 July 2019.
Gordon Wallace will be hosting an Online Live Chat about a Graduate Certificate in Biofabrication on Wednesday 20 February at 5pm (AEDST), where people can learn more about the course, entry requirements, the application process, fee support options and much more. Anyone interested in registering for the Online Live Chat can do so at the following link: http://mkto.uow.edu.au/20190220-BioFabricationLiveChat_1a.Registration.html
The attached flyer has further information on the Graduate Certificate in Biofabrication, and the course summary can be viewed at the following link: https://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/information/index.html?course=graduate-certificate-biofabrication.
NEW ONLINE COURSE Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts will be run by the University of Wollongong. A four week online course is available here:
Additionally, as an introduction, a MOOC in Additive Biofabrication will run commencing 28 January 2019 and is available here.
University of Würzburg: Applications for Commencement in October 2019. (In German) Closes on 15th July 2019.
Requirements for 10 month Australian Research Placement (Double-Degree):
Requirements for Würzburg-based Biofabrication (Single Degree):
For applicants without 80ECTS Chemistry, we suggest taking the Masters Degree in Functional Materials. This includes classes in Biofabrication and opportunity to perform a Masters Thesis in 3D printing or biofabrication. Requirements include:
More information on the Functional Materials Masters Degree can be found here.
The International Double Masters Degree in Biofabrication was funded by both the European Commission and the Australian Governments via the Encounter Program (#2013/3137 001-001 “BIOFAB).
University of Utrecht: Applications for 2018 closed on 1st April. Please refer to https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/biofabrication for further information.
Queensland University of Technology: To inquire about the degree, contact: Biofabfirstname.lastname@example.org
University of Wollongong: For more information about the degree, please visit http://www.electromaterials.edu.au/biofab-masters-degree/
A YouTube talk on history of solution and melt electrospinning by Prof. Dalton from University of Würzburg.
Utrecht Announces Large Ph.D. program in Regenerative Medicine
A total of 29 young researchers are to be recruited for the Ph.D. program at the University Medical Center Utrecht and Utrecht University. Called RESCUE (REgenerative medicine and Stem Cell technology in Utrecht), it commences in February 2019. Applications can be made at:
Research Highlight from the BIOFAB Degree – Tube Printing
A continuous printing path is required when using the melt electrowriting technology, which needs extra planning when a cylindrical collector is required. Erin McColl, during her overseas research stay at the University of Würzburg, used mathematics to calculate the printing path onto a cylinder, so that fibers can accurately stack upon each other.
As reported in the journal “Materials and Design“, complex tubes can be fabricated this way, and Erin established an intuitive open-access website that automatically generates G-code so that the melt electrowriting of tubes can be established. The open access research paper “Design and fabrication of melt electrowritten tubes using intuitive software” can be found here. The website for calculating the printing paths can be found at http://mewtubes.herokuapp.com/.
International Society for Biofabrication Conference
Würzburg – 29th-31st October 2018. Abstract submission closes 15th June 2018.
Research Highlight from the BIOFAB Degree
First Cohort of Utrecht Graduates
The first cohort of BIOFAB students Utrecht graduated (left to right):
– Quentin Peiffer
– Phillip Hubbard
– Sarah Carter
– Sylvia van Kogelenberg
– Maria Flandès Iparraguirre
Back: Professor Jos Malda
BIOFAB Student Ouafa Dahri delivers a 3D bioprinting talk in the Netherlands (in Dutch).
Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts
You may be aware of 3D printing or have seen low-cost 3D printers that can create plastic toys, replicas and objects of your own design. But did you know that 3D printing is also enabling life-saving and transforming medical procedures, which were unthinkable a few years ago? The world of medicine and biomaterials has collided with advances in 3D printing, creating a new clinical paradigm in biomedicine: 3D bioprinting. This online course tells the story of this revolution, introducing you to commonly used biomaterials and bioprinting techniques. Register at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/bioprinting/
Finishing up – Utrecht BIOFAB students give their final thesis seminar and get together with outgoing QUT BIOFAB students.
From left to right; Deanna Nicdao, Quentin Pfieffer, Madeline Hintz, Martyn Steiger, Maria Flandes Iparraguirre, Philip Hubbard, Madison Ainsworth.
In front; David Person, Samantha Catt.
Australian and Utrecht BIOFAB students get together for a group photo, outside the state-of-the-art Hubrecht Institute at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Back row (left to right): Laura Blanco, Gilles van Tienderen, Ouafa Dahri, Stefan Zahariev, Arturo Lichauco, Diego Castañeda
Front row: Gregor Weisgrab, Max Renes, Malachy Maher, Tara Lamers, Leah Brew, Jeremy Di Noro