Biofabrication Masters Degree

International Master's Double 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

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BIOFAB Student Ouafa Dahri delivers a 3D bioprinting talk in the Netherlands (in Dutch).

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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:


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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.

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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.

Biofabrication UU 2016-2017 cohort

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

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BIOFAB-Alumni Student Naomi Paxton delivers a TEDx talk on biofabrication during her research stay in Würzburg, Germany.


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University of Würzburg: Applications for Commencement in October 2017. (In German) Closed 23rd July 2017.

Requirements for 10 month Australian Research Placement (Double-Degree):

  • 80ECTS in Chemistry Topics as an Undergraduate Student
  • Ability to speak German
  • EU Citizen

Requirements for Würzburg-based Biofabrication (Single Degree):

  • 80ECTS  in Chemistry Topics as an Undergraduate Student
  • Ability to speak German

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:

  • Ability to Speak German

More information on the Functional Materials Masters Degree can be found here.

The International Double Masters Degree in Biofabrication is funded by both the European Commission and the Australian Governments via the Encounter Program (#2013/3137 001-001 “BIOFAB).

Australia’s Biofabrication Institute at the Herston Health Precinct is Hospital of the Future. Led by BIOFAB supervisor A/Prof Mia Woodruff.

Eureka Prize 2016 Winner – University of Wollongong

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