2022 ISBF Award Winners

The ISBF Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2022 Award winners. The award categories include A) Senior Investigator Award, B) ISBF’s Mid-Career Investigator, C) ISBF’s young investigator awards, D) Travel Awards and E) WFIRM Young Investigator Award. The awards will be presented at the Biofabrication 2022 Conference in Pisa. The winners of the ISBF awards are shown below. 

Award Winner
1 ISBF Senior Investigator Award Jürgen Groll, University of Würzburg, Germany
2 ISBF Mid-Career Award Yu Shrike Zhang, Harvard Medical School, USA
3 ISBF New Investigator Award

Paulina Bernal, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Anne Metje van Genderen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Paul Gehret, University of Pennsylvania, USA

4 ISBF Early Career Investigator Award

Rossella Laurano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Rahim Esfandyarpour, University of California: Irvine, USA

Parth Chansoria, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

5 WFIRM Young Investigator Award Paul Gehret, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
6 ISBF Best Oral Presentation

Irene Chiesa, University of Pisa, Italy

Wonbin PArk, UNIST Unversity, Ulsan, Korea

Helen Kearney, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

7 ISBF Best Poster Presentation

Riccardo Francescato, Politecnico of Milan, Milan, Italy

Zan Lamberger, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Gregor Lang, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

8 IOP Best Poster Presentation

Sherin Abdelrahman, Kaust University, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Travel Awards*: Gabriele Addario, Maastricht University, the Netherlands; Gopal Agarwal, University of Florida, USA; Michael Bartolf-Kopp, University of Wurzburg, Germany; Yoo-mi Choi, Pohang Science and Technology University, Korea; Abishek Dhand, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Han Hohyeon, Pohang Science and Technology University, Korea; Hao Liu, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland; Aylin Kara Ozenler, Technical University of Dresden, Germany; Bram Soliman, University of Otago, New Zealand; Anahita Soufivand, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Francesca Tivano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Marta Valverde, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. *Award recipients should request their award package at the conference registration desk.

ISBF Award Opportunities at the 2022 Biofabrication Conference

ISBF Awards will be given in person on September 28 at the ISBF’s annual meeting, Biofabrication 2022. The 2022 ISBF Awards program recognizes our society members with distinguished. In addition to the ISBF-sponsored awards, the following awards will also be announced at the 2022 ISBF Awards Ceremony: The University of Pisa Biofabrication Laboratory (UPBL) Innovation in Biofabrication award and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Young Investigator Award. Both of these awards recognize early stage researchers.  All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. Details are posted on the ISBF and Biofabrication 2022 conference websites.

Important Dates:

  • ISBF Investigator, UPBL, and WFIRM nomination Submission Deadline: 8:59PM (US Pacific Time) August 5, 2022. Notification of Award: September 4, 2022
  • ISBF Travel Award Application Deadline: 8:59PM (US Pacific Time) July 15, 2022. Travel Award Notification: August 15, 2022
AwardPrizeNumber of awardsAward announcement and application form
ISBF Senior Investigator AwardLifetime membership1Access and Download Nomination Form
ISBF Mid-Career Award$1,000 USD1Access and Download Nomination Form
ISBF Early Career Investigator Awards (3x; one per geographical region)$750 USD3Access and Download Nomination Form
ISBF New Investigator Award (3x; one per geographical region)$500 USD3Access and Download Nomination Form
ISBF Best Oral Presentation (3x; one per geographical region)$300 USD3Abstract Submission Tick Box
Presentation (3x; one per geographical region)$200 USD3Abstract Submission Tick Box
ISBF Travel Awards (12X across all regions)$500 USD12Access and Download Nomination Form
UPBL Innovation in Biofabrication Award€1,000 EUR1Access and Download Nomination Form
WFIRM Young Investigator Award$1,000 USD1Access and Download Nomination Form
“3Rs in Biofabrication Award” supported by Centro 3RAltertox Training Course Fee (value €500-700 EUR)1Access and Download Nomination Form