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An eventful September: new members, travels, and Biofab2023 Award! Davos, Haifa, Saskatoon and back

After a nice summer break, September has been a month rich of international scientific events! Starting with the annual conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), where Marc and Gabriel presented their work, respectively on volumetric photografting of growth factors and on the convergence of volumetric bioprinting and melt electrowriting. Just a few days after, Davide and Riccardo were on stage in Haifa at the "Advances in 3D Bioprinting" conference, organized by Prof. Shulamit Levenberg, with Davide presenting our recent work on microgel bioresins and embedded extrusion volumetric printing (EmVP). Finally, the 2023 International Conference in Biofabrication took place in Saskatoon, Canada, where experts from all over the world joined to share their progresses in the fields of bioprinting, bioengineered tissues and new printable materials. There, the work from our lab was recognized by the ISBF community, and Riccardo received the 2023 Mid-career investigator award from the International Society for Biofabrication. We are thankful for these great opportunities to share our work and to discuss new collaboration with friends in the field, which bring new ideas to advance the efforts of the lab.

Within all these travels, we welcome to the lab Estée Grandidier, new PhD candidate, who will focus on biofabricated tumor models to study new ultrasound-mediated therapies. Welcome to the team Estée!

As a new teammate joins us, we also had the chance to celebrate the success of Aitor, who has found a new position as Assistant Professor at the University of the Basque Country, where he will take the next steps in his academic career! Congrats Aitor and all the best in your new endeavours!

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