3D Printing and Biofabrication

Course code
M04
Course fee (excl. housing)
Price
€1000
Course Level
Advanced Master

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing. This one-week course will provide an insight into the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D (bio)printing in biomedical applications. It will deliver the basics of 3D printing, including hands-on workshops with 3D printers, in which the students will interact with experts demonstrating the working principles and applications of multiple bioprinting technologies. Combined with lectures from renowned experts in the field of Biofabrication, the course will also yield insight into the challenges encountered when translating 3D printing towards biomedical applications.

In July 2023, the eleventh 3D Printing & Biofabrication summer course will be organised in Utrecht. This one-week course will provide insight in the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D printing in biomedical applications. It will provide the basics of 3D printing, including hands-on workshosp at the bioprinting facility to interact with experts and learn how multiple printing technologies work and are applied in the biomedical field. In addition, it will also provide an insight into the challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication.

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for creating physical objects starting from 3D computer designs. The success of the field of additive manufacturing will be extended to produce biological tissues, to address the many health challenges facing an increasingly aging population. Biofabrication could thus be used to repair tissues damaged by trauma, disease or cancer, while many diagnostic applications and pharmaceutical (screening) systems could also benefit from this developing technology.

The course will provide the basics of 3D printing, including interactions with the Utrecht Biofabrication Facility, and introduction to 3D design software and bioprinting. In addition, it will contain lectures by international specialist on the specific challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication. Lectures and workshops from companies involved in the field of medical 3D printing are also part of the programme. Specific topics include the development of bioinks, development and application of 3D in vitro models and the required control over processing conditions. Finally, the course will provide state-of-the-art examples of how currently biofabrication is translated from bench towards the bedside.

Final Programme USS_Biofab_2022.pdf
Course director
Prof. dr. ir. Jos Malda & Dr. Riccardo Levato

Lecturers

Lectures will be held by international specialists in 3D (bio)printing and Biofabrication, from both academia and industry.

Study load

Five full days.

Costs

Course fee:
Price
€1000
Included:
Fee covers
Course + course materials + lunch
Housing fee:
Housing cost
200
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School
Extra information about the fee

This course is endorsed by the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF). Members of the society, including student members will receive a € 150 discount on the course fee. Please provide a proof of membership together with your application. For  more information on ISBF, please refer to: https://biofabricationsociety.org

Additional information

If you would like to make use of the Utrecht Summer School student accommodation, please make sure to check this page. You can check in on or after Sunday 2 July 2023, after 12.00 (noon). More information regarding the check-in will be shared with you in the pre-departure document. This document will be available to all fully registered students, as of March 2023. 

Application


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

Motivation Letter
C.V.

Contact details

Dr. Riccardo Levato | E: R.levato-2@umcutrecht.nl

Registration

Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
20 June 2023