Prof Gordon Wallace: Biofab by the Beach

October 30, 2019
Sam Findlay

333 days to go until Biofab 2020…


As researchers at the University of Wollongong, we are often on aeroplanes taking the knowledge accrued here in the ‘Gong to share with the rest of the world at global events.


Only every now and again do we get to bring the rest of the world to Wollongong to share that knowledge.


Biofab 2020 is one of those rare occurrences and the timing could not be better. The field of biofabrication is poised to have significant commercial and clinical impact, and here in Wollongong we are well positioned to capitalise on that. We have established an integrated national network and put in place global collaborations to maximise the impact in providing new medical solutions to big global challenges.


Biofab 2020 will bring together scientists, engineers, clinicians, regulators and entrepreneurs to explore and establish the best ways to move forward. It will provide an opportunity for younger researchers from around Australia, and especially our home grown biomedical engineers to learn from the best in the world.


There will be ample opportunity for our local community to engage in Biofab 2020 as we aim to present a number of public events.


There will be opportunities for the “new generation” of researchers to become involved in this great event. Biofab 2020 will be an important part of research training and connection building for many young researchers.


At UOW, we are proud of our innovations in training for 3D Biofabrication. We have introduced a world first free online biofabrication course (enrol now for the next course commencing Jan 6, 2020):


This provides a great introduction to the world of 3D Bioprinting through the eyes of researchers and our clinical collaborators.


We also offer a number of other courses, including our Graduate Certificate and Master’s degree:


And of course an interdisciplinary research program at the PhD level providing graduates with all the technical and communication skills needed to make an impact in this rapidly emerging area.


Biofab 2020 – “Biofab by the Beach” – set for September 27-30, 2020, will be an extraordinary event. Get those dates in the calendar now!

The website is now live:


This article was originally posted on LinkedIn by Prof Gordon Wallace

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