Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are very pleased to announce that Future 3D Additive Manufacturing – the 3DMM2O Conference 2021: 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems – which was supposed to take place in spring 2020 – will be postponed to 2021. It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the conference. It will take place from February 28 to March 4, 2021 in the lovely baroque Schöntal Monastery, Germany.

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