Welcome

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.

We are proud to present the confirmed speakers:

  • Cantas Alev, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Seth Blackshaw, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
  • Cole A. DeForest, University of Washington, USA
  • Carsten Grashoff, University of Münster, Germany
  • Jochen Guck, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
  • Michael Heymann, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomolecular Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Majlinda Lako, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Peter Loskill, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
  • Matthias Lutolf, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Alfonso Martinez-Arias, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Reh, University of Washington, USA
  • Ute Schepers, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Ulrich Schwarz, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Magdalene J. Seiler, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Motomu Tanaka, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Martin Wegener, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

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

Organizers              

Martin Bastmeyer and Joachim Wittbrodt