Welcome to the 2023 SFB/TRR225 Summer School on Biofabrication! For one week and five engaging days, we are immersed in the world of cutting-edge research and innovation at the University of Erlangen.
We kicked off the event with Day 1, where our students participated in lectures and practical courses organized by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and Prof. Felix Engel. The focus was on bioengineering, exploring the potential applications of bioinks and the latest advancements in the field. Prof. Gaharwar’s presentation on Bioengineering Inks for Biofabrication applications was particularly fascinating, showing the progress and possibilities in this exciting area.
Day 2 delved into the realms of Additive Manufacturing and Hydrogels. Through talks by Prof. Drummer from UniFAU, Prof. Hubbuch from KIT Karlsruhe, and esteemed speakers like Andreas Blaeser and Dr. Baker, the PhD students gained valuable insights into the ever-expanding world of biofabrication. The day concluded with a pleasant dinner, fostering connections and camaraderie among all participants.
Day 3 focused on the biological aspects, with enlightening discussions on cancer research. Esteemed speakers like Prof. Anja Bosserhof, Prof. Thomas Brabletz, Prof. Dimitrios Mougiakakos, and Dr. Kai Kretzschmar shared their expertise on the fundamentals of cancer biology. Practical courses further enriched understanding, enabling our students to learn, share, and collaborate within the thriving SFB/TRR225 consortium.
Day 4 explored neural tissue, cardiac tissue, and vascularization through lectures by Prof. Kristan Franze, Prof. Felix Engel, and Prof. Holger Gerhardt. The talks were thought-provoking and sparked engaging discussions, paving the way for another promising day of learning and exchange.
As we near the end of this enriching biofabrication week, we express our gratitude to all the speakers, researchers, and organizers who contributed to the success of this event. Special thanks go to Prof. Boccaccini and his team, Prof. Engel and the organizing committee, as well as all the research groups involved in making this Summer School a great experience.
Throughout this event, the Summer School of SFB/TRR225 has been a platform for fostering collaboration, sharing expertise, and exploring the frontiers of biofabrication. We are witnessing the power of interdisciplinary research and its potential to shape the future of biomedical engineering.
We have made the most of this opportunity, celebrating the convergence of science, innovation, and collaboration.
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