Bioprinting Section


October 5-6, 2018

Location, venue

Szentágothai Research Centre, Ifjúság str 20, Pécs, Hungary

Main theme

This year the primary theme of the conference is bioprinting for clinical applications.

This event is unique throughout Central Europe and in some respect all over Europe as the ethical and legal framework of using bioprinted organs for direct clinical applications is still under development. Hence, we would like to focus the conference not just around the technicalities of tissue printing but also the use of such in vitro produced tissues in drug development, drug testing and highlighting the necessary –and often missing steps- in legislations to be able to use such in vitro made human tissues.

Organizers, contact

Prof Dr Judit E Pongracz,

Dr Krisztian Kvell,

Ms Petra Matyas,

Preliminary programme

Friday, October 5


9:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony 

Keynote presentations

Prof Metin Akay
University of Houston, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Houston, TX, USA

Biomedical engineering – from exoskeletons to human tissues

Dr Jose Luis Carrillo Gamboa
Centro de Medicina Regenerativa, Querétaru, Mexico

3D bioprinting and how do we use it in Osteoarthritis lesions

Dr Glauco R. Souza
Greiner Bio-One, University of Texas Health Science Center

Magnetic 3D Bioprinting, from Generating Spheroids to Fingerprinting Cell-Types

Dr Krisztián Fodor
National Institute of Phamramcy and Nutrition

Bioprinted medicinal products and the ATMP regulation

12:00-13:00 Light refreshments
13:00-14:30 Session I. Oral presentations
  Krisztina Bánfai
Benefit of exosomes in artificially engineered 3D thymus cultures
  Dr. Altug Akay
Deep Learning and Molecular Robotics
Dr. András Dinnyés
In vitro modelling of the human central nervous system: 2D and 3D neural induction methods for the generation of neural progenitor cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells
  Dr. Luca Járomi

Drug transporters in human 3D lung aggregate cultures

14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:45 Session II. Oral presentations
  Dr. Szilvia Barcza
Technological aspects of 3D
  Dániel Puskás
Challenges in bioprinter design
  Dr. Orsolya Rideg
Challenges and promises of adipose tissue derived stem cells (ADSCs) in regenerative medicine
  Dr. Róbert Szabó
Human tissue bioprinting as new approach in research of dental implantology
  Dr. Péter Bakó
3D bioprinting of the auditory ossicles: preliminary results and pitfalls
17:00-18:00 Round Table Discussion – Stem cells, iPS and current legislations
20:00- Dinner

Saturday, October 6

9:00-10:00 Coffee
10:00-11:30 Session III. Oral presentations
  Dr. Jose Manuel Baena
An improved biofabrication process to enhance cell survival of cartilague regeneration and functionality of the osteoarthritic knee when enriched with Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  Dr. Franciska Erdő
Skin permeability modelling – in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies
  Dr. Tkacz Ewaryst
An Application of Both Higher Order Spectra and Principal Dynamic Modes (PDM) for Rehabilitation Progress Estimation Concerning Patients After Ischemic Brain Stroke
  Dr. Kostka Pawel
to be announced
11:30-12:00 Light refreshments
12:00-14:00 Workshop: Hands-on Bioprinting - from in silico design to the printed item (for registered participants)



Biocenter Kft

Merck Kft

Diagnosticum Zrt.


Keynote speakers

Metin Akay, PhD

Founding Chair
John S Dunn Endowed Chair Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Houston,
Houston, Texas, USA

Jose Luis Carrillo Gamboa, DHC PhD

Founder Director
Centro De Medicina Regenerativa Querétaro Ac., Mexico

Glauco R. Souza, PhD

Director of Global Business Development and Innovation, 3D Cell Culture Greiner Bio-One
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX USA

Krisztián Fodor, PhD

National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition
Department of Strategy, Methodology and Development


Online registration

Hands-on Bioprinting Workshop - from in silico design to the printed item

We are excited to offer a “hands-on” bioprinting experience. This workshop will be held at the János Szentágothai Research Centre on the 6th of October from 2 pm to 5 pm. The workshop will consist of two sessions:

The primary aim of the first session is to learn how to create presonalized 3D models of anatomical structures using conventional medical imaging data (CT or MRI). Participants will learn about the fundamentals of anatomical segmentation, and acquire the essential skills for creating 3D printable models using the open-source reconstruction software, 3D Slicer. After getting familiar with Slicer’s interface and basic capabilities, the workshop will be focused on how to handle, import, and load medical imaging data, and how to use the combination of manual an automatic (semi-automatic) segmentation methods to develop the most effective 3D model creation workflow.

In the second session, we will provide a video demonstration of the specific challenges of bioprinting. Participants will get a detailed protocol involving cell cultures to actual printing and finally cellular differentiation. Interested attendees have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Regemat type bioprinter.


Workshop tutors: Dr. Barcza Szilvia, Dr. Rideg Orsolya, Puskás Dániel