Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Archived
13 - 16 September 2021 in presence & ONLINE

XL Annual School 2021 – Biofabrication: an integrated bioengineering approach for the automated fabrication of biological structures for clinical and research applications

Brixen (Italy)

Biofabrication is the automated robotic layer-by-layer additive fabrication of 3D tissue and organ constructs, from tissue spheroids, or bioinks, including cell suspensions and cellularised hydrogels, following a digital model. Rapidly emerging 3D bioprinting technologies have been identified as the result of a “third industrial revolution”, with the ambition to engineer even complex organs, such as kidneys and heart. Such technology could potentially address the current shortage of organ donors, providing immune-compatible tissues/organs. Further applications include the design of reproducible and scalable biofabricated in vitro tissue models for preclinical studies, in agreement with the 3Rs principle.

Full exploitation of the potentialities of biofabrication technologies requires the contribution of scientists with complementary expertise, including expert bioengineers in biomaterial design, rapid prototypying technologies, robotics, bioinformatics, computational modelling, bioimaging, nanotechnologies, biosensors, etc. The XL Annual GNB School aims at providing Ph.D students with interdisciplinary knowledge and hand-on-training from experts belonging to the Italian bioengineering community, as well as international scientists and industrial leaders. New knowledge and critical discussion with eminent scientists and industrial leaders will contribute to inspire the new generation of young researchers in committing towards continuous advances in biofabrication technologies.

Scientific organizers:

  • Valeria Chiono, Politecnico di Torino
  • Silvia Farè, Politecnico di Milano
  • Paolo Netti, Università di Napoli “Federico II”
  • Giovanni Vozzi, Università di Pisa
Local organizer:
  • Bioengineering National Group (GNB)
Organizing secretary:
  • PRAGMA Congressi, Pavia
For registration, you need to access the reserved area of the GNB website, at the following link

Due to COVID limitations, the school will be in hybrid format. Places for physical attendance are limited to 100 for PhD students + 30 for other participants (GNB members or non members).

For more information, you can visit the website.