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




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 Tamás Szolyák
Deputy Head of the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Budapest, HU

The legal framework of biotherapies in Hungary and the EU


Light refreshments


Session I. - Oral presentations

Biomedical engineering - designing printed human tissues


Coffee break and poster session


Session II. - Oral presentations

Clinical application of printed human tissues - current and future challenges in tissue regeneration


Best poster award



Saturday, October 6


Session III. - Oral presentations

Human tissue and disease models in drug research


Coffee break


Session IV. - Oral presentations

Stem cells, iPS and current legislations - the legal framework lags behind


Light refreshments



Hands on bioprinting - from in silico design to the printed item (online registration is necessary, as only limited number of places are available)


Departure (transport is available upon request to the train station and Budapest airport)

Facultative programmes on Saturday

The golden age of Zsolnay – Gyugyi collection of fine porcellains

Visit to Siklós Castle then vine tasting and dinner in Villány

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

Dr. Tamás Szolyák

Deputy Head
National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition,
Budapest, Hungary

Call for Abstracts

Abstract specifications

Font: Times New Roman, 12pt



Authors (surname, given and middle name initial(s), the name of the presenting author in boldface)


Text (300-400 words including, Background, Methodology, Results, Conclusions)


Online registration

"Bioprinting experience" Workshop

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