Dear participants,

With regret, the organizers of Future 3D Additive Manufacturing – the 3DMM2O Conference 2020: 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems have decided to cancel the conference.

The health and well-being of all conference participants is very important to the Cluster of Excellence 3DMM2O. The organizers have been closely following the developments regarding the coronavirus in the last days. In view of the current situation and given the fact of the uncertainty of the further development, the conference 2020 will be cancelled.

We thank you for your understanding.

Best regards

The Organizers

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to Future 3D Additive Manufacturing – the 3DMM2O Conference 2020: 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems in the lovely baroque Schöntal Monastery, Germany. It will take place from March 29 to April 2, 2020.

This is the first iteration of the annual conference on topics surrounding 3D Additive Manufacturing organized by the Cluster of Excellence “3D Matter Made to Order” (3DMM2O). 3DMM2O is a joint Research Cluster of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University (Uni HD).

The biological research field of the Cluster of Excellence focuses on next-generation 3D scaffolds, which allow to direct the assembly of 3D organotypic systems starting from pluripotent stem cells. The mammalian retina has been selected as a model system, since it is the best understood vertebrate neuronal sensory organ with most cell types and their connectome being described.

The conference aims to foster discussions on innovative and interdisciplinary approaches in the fields of bioprinting, neuronal organoids, development and physiology of the retina. Lectures, poster sessions and informal gatherings will give you the opportunity for inspiring and fruitful scientific discussions and networking.

Please click here to discover the confirmed speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you next year for the conference in the unique and beautiful surroundings of Schöntal Monastery!


Martin Bastmeyer and Joachim Wittbrodt