机械工程系

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

The international conference on biological manufacturing was successfully held in 2017

On October 16th-18th, 2017, the International Conference on biological manufacturing was held successfully in the International Conference Center in Beijing. More than 380 Chinese and foreign experts and scholars and practitioners in the field of biological manufacturing gathered in Beijing. The conference was an annual academic event of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF). This year the conference was held in China and organized by Tsinghua University, ISBF, and the biological manufacturing center of Tsinghua University.

The opening ceremony was hosted by Wei Sun, the president of the ISBF and a teacher from national "thousand talents program". The current chairman of ISBF Jos Malda, co-chairman of ISBF Xing-dong Zhang, the  first dean of biological manufacturing institute Yong-nian Yan, were invited to attend the meeting and deliver keynote speech. It was believed that this meeting would further promote the development of biotechnology in China and strengthen the communication and cooperation between Tsinghua University and relevant research teams at home and abroad. 

The opening speeches

The conference attracted more than 400 scholars and staff members from 25 countries, including China, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Britain, Germany and Russia.

The scene of the conference

During the conference, a professor from United States at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Roger D. Kamm, introduced the topic of "model of tissue engineering and disease". A professor at the national institute of health, Martha S. Lundberg, discussed the topic of "3 D printing innovation medicine". A professor from Posco university of engineering in South Korea Dong - Woo Cho shared the topic of "bone cartilage regeneration" and "biomedical application".

 

The theme report

The conference covered most of the important areas on biological manufacturing and set up "biological materials 3D printing ", "cell 3D print", "in vitro biological model", "tissue engineering scaffolds", "biological evaluation ", "translational medicine", "young scientists forum" and "enterprise forum" ten themes.

At this conference, ISBF awarded the "Senior Investigator" award to professor Wei Sun for his outstanding contribution to the field of international biological manufacturing. It was the first time that ISBF honored the first prize for an outstanding scientist who has made important contributions to this emerging cross discipline.

The success of this conference raised the leading position in the field of biological manufacturing of Tsinghua university, and showed the academia the development of China's biological manufacturing field.

The host units which supported and assisted this conference including: biological manufacturing and medical apparatus and instruments center of Tsinghua University, biological manufacturing and in vitro biological systems base, biological manufacturing engineering branch of Chinese mechanical engineering society, advanced manufacturing technology of biological materials branch of China biological materials institute, biological manufacturing and rapid prototyping technology Beijing key laboratory, biological 3D printing Beijing international science and technology cooperation base, etc.

The group photo of participants