International 3D Bioprinting Research Symposium

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Peter Samuel Hall, Royal Free Hospital

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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.


8.00am - Registration, PSH reception

8.30am - Welcome and opening address

9.00am - Session 1: 3D Bioprinting in Healthcare

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

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

- Dr Marco Domingos (Uni Manchester, UK), 3D Bioprinting: Opportunities and challenges in TE&RM

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

-Dr. Antonio Gloria (Italy), TBC

-Dr. Miguel Castilho, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), TBC

10.30am - Morning tea/coffee break, exhibit

11.00 am Session 2: Bio Inks development

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

- Dr Apurba Das (IIT-I, India), TBC

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

12.00pm - Lunch break, exhibit

1.00 pm - Session 3: Disease model development and testing

- 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.

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

- Dr. Annalisa Tirella (UoM, UK) Bioengineered tumour in vitro models

2.00pm - Session 4: Organs on chip

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

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

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

3.00 Afternoon tea/coffee break, exhibit

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


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

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

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

4.30pm- Panel Discussion

4.50 pm - Closing remarks

5.00pm - Reception, Awards and Prizes

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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