this is an online course stretching over 9 weeks with a study load of approximately 10 hours per week. The course contains weekly deadlines for group and individual assignments, as well as constant participation and peer interactions in group discussions. Students should take this into account when registering for the course based on other workload (courses/internships).
16 November 2020 - 29 January 2021 (2-week Christmas holiday)
: Paulina Nunez Bernal, MSc. (firstname.lastname@example.org
Paulina Nunez Bernal, MSc. (email@example.com
Biofabrication combines advanced 3D fabrication techniques with biological systems to create designed tissue constructs, which can be applied for tissue engineering, as 3D in vitro biological models or as medical therapeutic products. This e-course aims to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge on the various aspects of biofabrication, including 3D printing techniques, biomaterials, tissue engineering, applications, translation and ethics.
The subjects being addressed:
- 3D printing history, techniques, applications
- CAD/CAM, 3D modelling, STL, G-code
- Medical imaging to printing
- 3D printing techniques: additive manufacturing, robotic
dispensing, fused deposition modelling, electrospinning,
stereolithography, powder printing
- 3D printing in the clinic: devices and implants
- Biomaterials: polymers, bioinks, tissue-derived matrices
- Cells and stem cells
- Cell printing
- Applications: cartilage, liver, cardiovascular system,
organ-on-a-chip, in vitro models
- Translation, bench-to-bedside
- Automation, implementation, and regulation of these technologies
The added value for the participants:
This course provides fundamental knowledge on biofabrication and is developed by a leading research group within the biofabrication field. Weblectures are given by experts in the fields of tissue engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, medicine, biology and ethics.
You can register for this course via Osiris Student
. More information about the registration procedure can be found here
on the Studyguide.
Students must send a short motivation letter (200-300 words) before the 27th of September, describing their reasons for taking the course, as well as their willingness to participate in its discussions and assignments and to meet deadlines. Please send this letter in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
after completing the registration process via OSIRIS.