International 3D Bioprinting Research Symposium

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Peter Samuel Hall (PSH), 1st Floor, Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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A showcase of work from internationally-recognised researchers in bioprinting.

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Supported by the British Council in partnership with the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering.

This symposium will bring together the international regenerative medicine community to showcase the work of researchers in the bioprinting field and its applications, with a view to fostering closer ties and collaborations.

The event will comprise oral presentations from researchers leading work in this field with special international guest speakers.

There will also be a junior investigator oral presentation competition. One-page abstracts with representative figures or data should be submitted for consideration by Friday 25 October 2019 to

This exciting day will provide a great opportunity to network with fellow researchers, clinicians and industry representatives. We will conclude with an evening drinks reception.


7.30 am - Registration, Morning Tea/Coffee, Peter Samuel Hall (PSH) reception

8.15 am - Session 1: 3D bioprinting in Healthcare

Session Chair : Dr Marco Domingos , Prof Aline Miller

8.15 am - Welcome and opening address

8.30 am - Dr Deepak Kalaskar; 3D Bioprinting opportunities and challenges

9.15 am -KEYNOTE: Prof. Alan Smith, (Uni. Huddersfield, UK); 3D-Bioprinting of Multiphase Hydrogel Structures using Suspended Layer Additive Manufacturing (SLAM)

9.45 am - KEYNOTE: Prof. Kenny Dalgarno (Uni. Newcastle, UK), Reactive jet impingement: a new bioprinting process for high cell density gels.

10.15 am- Dr. Antonio Gloria (Inst. of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials - National Research Council of Italy, Naples) Design strategies to develop additive manufactured magnetic scaffolds for tissue engineering.

10.30 am -Dr. Miguel Castilho, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), Electrohydrodynamic Printing to Achieve the Next Generation of Functional Biomaterials.

10.45 am - Morning tea/coffee break, exhibit, PSH reception

11.00 am Session 2: Bio Inks development

Session Chair: Dr Deepak Kalaskar, Prof. Alan Smith,

11.00 am - KEYNOTE: Prof Aline Miller (ManchsterBIOGEL, UK) Peptide hydrogels for tissue regeneration; 3D cell culture and bioprinting

11.30 am - Dr Apurba Das (IIT Indore, India), Engineering of self-assembled Biomimatic Hydrogels for Miomedical Applications.

11.45 am - Dr Dana Akilbekova (Nazarbayev University Kazakhstan) A double-crosslinking approach for high-fidelity 3D bioprinting of cell-laden scaffolds.

12.00 pm - Session 3: Disease model development and testing

Session Chair: Dr. Miguel Castilho , Prof Kenny Dalgarno

12.00 pm- KEYNOTE: Dr Miguel Oliveira (University of Minho, Portugal), Hybrid strategies for Bio 3D Printing of Complex Musculoskeletal Tissues: Where Are We Now and What’s Next to be Engineered.

12.30 pm - Dr. Samuel Moxon (UoM, UK), Suspended Manufacture of a 3D iPSC-Derived Blood Brain Barrier

12.45 pm- Dr Swati Midha (JNU, India), Synthetic graft substitutes for functional bone regeneration: From 3D Porous to 3D Printed.

1.00pm - Lunch break, exhibit, PSH reception

2.00pm - Session 4: Organs on chip

Session chair: Dr Miguel Oliveria, Dr. Samuel Moxon

2.00 pm -KEYNOTE: Dr John Connelly (QMUL, UK), 3D printing to create fluidic channels in hydrogels for modelling the vasculature

2.30 pm-Dr. Pedro Costa (Biofabics, Portugal), Biofabrication and organ-on-chip technologies: a path to commercialization

2.45 pm -Dr. Yuanhao Wu (QMUL, UK), Integrating self-assembly and bioprinting for enhanced hierarchy, complexity, and functionality

3.00 Afternoon tea/coffee break, exhibit, PSH reception

3.15 pm Session 5: Junior investigator talks (selected from submitted abstracts)

Session Chair: Dr Ashleigh Boyd, Dr Steve Hilton

3.15 pm -Miguel Ferreira (UoM),Promoting human embryonic stem cell chondrogenesis using 3D systems.

3.30 pm -Atiya Sarmin Development of ECM-based bioinks for 3D Bioprinting of human skin equivalents

3.45- TBC

4.00 pm Session 6: Regulations, ethics and future of bioprinting

Session chair : Deepak kalaskar, Marco Domingos

4.00-Dr Edison Bicudo (Un. Sussex, UK), Bioprinting technology, regulation, and intellectual property.

4.15-MS. Charlotte Burnham-Stevens (Life Science, Consultant), 3D bioprinting: socio-ethical implications of organs “on demand”

4.30pm- Panel Discussion

4.55 pm - Closing remarks

5.15pm - Reception, Awards and Prizes, Restaurant, Lower Ground Floor, Royal Free Hospital

Organising Committee

Dr Deepak Kalaskar (UCL), Dr Apurba Das (IIT-I, India), Dr Marco Domingos (University Manchester, UK), Dr Ryo Torii (UCL), Dr Ashleigh Boyd (UCL), Dr Steve Hilton (UCL), Prof Ash Mosahebi (Royal Free Hospital, London).

The project has received funding from UKREI for international Bioprinting consortium (British Council, under grant agreement No. IND/CONT/G/17-18/46).

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