Keynote 8 | Sep. 11, 14:10 CEST (08:10 NYC, 20:10 SGP)

Biomimetic 3D Bioprinting

Prof. Bahattin Koc, 3D Bioprinting Lab, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

Session Chair
Francesco Moscato | Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Vienna, Austria

Bioprinting is a relatively new tissue/organ engineering method where living cells with or without biomaterials are printed layer-by-layer in order to create three-dimensional living structures. In comparison to scaffold-based tissue engineering approaches, this method fabricates complex living and non-living biological structures from live cells alone or with biomolecules and biomaterials. This presentation will discuss about direct 3D bioprinting of cell aggregates and also cell-laden hydrogels for tissues/organ engineering. Bioprinting process such as how to digitally copy and design tissue/organs, how to prepare bio-inks, bio-printing instructions and how to print live cells will be explained.  The presentation will also discuss the several applications and also the challenges in organ printing.

Professor Bahattin Koc is Full Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the Sabanci University (SU). He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering (Manufacturing) from North Carolina State University in 2001 and 1997 respectively. He was an Associate Professor (Tenured) of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB) before joining to Sabanci University in 2010. Dr. Koc is a founding member and was the Program Coordinator (Chair) of the Manufacturing Engineering Program at Sabanci University. He is the director of Sabanci University Integrated Manufacturing Center and also 3D Bioprinting Lab at Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center.

Dr. Koc’s research interests include three dimensional (3D) Bioprinting, computational biomodelling and biofabrication, additive manufacturing, heterogeneous object modeling and nano/micro-scale modeling and manufacturing. He has published his research results in over 95 scientific papers. He holds three patents/patent applications related to bioprinting/tissue engineering. His work related to 3D Bioprinting of aortic construct with live cells has been highlighted in several media outlets such as BBC horizon, CNN Turk and the other TV channels and newspapers.
Dr. Koc’s research work has been recognized by several international and national awards. Dr. Koc is the recipient of Elginkan Foundation Science and Technology Award, Turkish Heart Association Award, Marie Curie Career Integration Award by EU Research Agency, Most Cited Author in Computer Aided Design Journal Award from Elsevier, University at Buffalo (UB) STOR Inventor Award, UB Reifler Award and UB Interdisciplinary Research and Development Award and more.  
As PI/Co-PI, Dr. Koc received funding of more than $20 million for his research work. His research work has been supported by major national and international research agencies and organizations such as the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the European Union the European Research Council FP7, and the U.S. Army Medical Research.