Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, PhD students
Biofabrication is an emerging field in the area of biomaterials and tissues engineering, aiming at the generation of three-dimensional tissue-like structures with biological function from materials including vital cells. Key aspects of achieving this aim are an advanced knowledge on biomaterials, identification of new scientific trends, and adaptation of production processes for the generation of hierarchical scaffold structures, including biomimetic design principles and sustainability aspects.
This summer school is organised in two weeks. The first week highlights current trends in biomaterials research and biofabrication approaches, like 3D printing, cell-material interactions and similar topics. The second week sets a focus on trends in material research in relation to biomaterials, including polymer engineering, biobased polymers, and materials for catalysis and biosensors. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on practical workshops in state-of-the-art equipped laboratories, highlighting several processing methods, aspects of cell culture and analysis, and 3D design and printing as well as novel biomaterials such as spider silk proteins.
As in previous years, a selected mix of experienced lecturers and experts in their field ranges from the organising Chair of Biomaterials and other groups of both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Bayreuth, to colleagues from our partner universities and research institutes in Würzburg, Bordeaux/France, and Melbourne/Australia.
- Internationally known professors in the field of biomaterials and biofabrication
- Theoretical insights and practical courses
- Ability to earn ECTS
- Tissue engineering
- Dispense-plotting of 3D scaffolds for tissue regeneration
- Analysis of self-assembling biopolymers
For more detailed information on the course content and lecturers, please visit our website.