Summer School on The Chemistry of 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing technologies are widely voiced in the popular media, and have been described as something that will drive the 4th industrial revolution. For biomedical applications, 3D printing promises to transform the medical field by printing organs or in vitro models thereof, such as kidney, nerve and bone. Further, 3D printing is expected to become commonplace at hospitals, to deliver low-cost personalised healthcare that is more effective due to its customizable and automated nature.
For these promises to be delivered across the world in a cost-effective manner, we give young researchers the “full picture” of the challenges that are faced in the summer school The Chemistry of 3D Printing, which will be held by the end of July 2018.
Focus and Topics
- 3D printing technologies
- chemistry of materials
- applications in medicine
- emerging concepts in 3D printing
Lectures will be held by international experts in the field of 3D Printing and the following speaker of the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg
- Prof. Dr. Paul Dalton, Biofabrication
- Prof. Dr. Robert Luxenhofer, Hydrogel Drug Delivery
- Prof. Dr. Jürgen Groll, Hydrogels of Bioinks
The list of speaker is constantly expanding!
Format and Program
Lectures in combination with workshops will be given by the speakers aiming at the deepening of knowledge about the Chemistry of 3D Printing. A poster session will give the opportunity to all participants to present their own scientific results. Lab tours will show the most advanced melt electrowriting printers in the world and the bioreactor facilities in Würzburg.
Furthermore, the Summer School is embedded into a diversified social program, e.g. a wine tasting in the historical wine cellars beneath the baroque building of the Residence Palace and a visit to the Röntgenring Museum.
The school is aimed at advanced master- as well as PhD students or postdocs with a background in chemistry. Admission is limited to no more than 50 participants.
The summer school will be held at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Würzburg, one of the top ranked chemistry faculties in Germany and Europe. Würzburg is a vibrant student town in northern Bavaria with several historic landmarks. The city can be conveniently reached by car, train or by air from Frankfurt airport (train connection to/from in 1:20h). The city with its population of 130.000 is known not only for the international reputation of its University with 26.000 students, but also for its rich historic heritage (part of the UNESCO world heritage) and for its rich regional winemaking culture.