Given below are links to upcoming workshops and training courses at the core sites. Please check back in regularly for the latest event updates. Please visit our Past Events page to view previous workshops hosted by the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues.

Biofabrication Workshop

Rice University: Feb 27, 2019
This one-day course will consist of lectures, discussions, and hands-on training using devices such as the EnvisionTEC Bioplotter and the Cell Ink BioX. Users will learn the basics of bioprinting along with more advanced strategies to design and print custom materials for a variety of appllications. Course material will include advanced topics in bioprinting and biofabrication such as printing with cellular components, assessing printability of custom materials, design considerations for 3D printing and presurgical planning with 3D printing. We will discuss techniques including bioprinting, melt-electrospinning writing, fustion deposition modeling, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to bring your own biomaterial and work with experts to create a printing paradigm with it. 
 
Note: Registration is free but restricted to 3 members from each lab/group. There is a maximum of 30 attendees.
 
Registration is currently open.

Summer Scholars Program

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine: June 3 - Aug 9, 2019
During the 10-week program, students will conduct an individually tailored research project under the supervision of WFIRM faculty and staff. Projects are focused in several areas including biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled release systems, biochemistry, cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering. This program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to experience firsthand and engage in research at the interface of engineering and biology in challenging areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
 
Application Deadline: January 4, 2019
 
Regenerative Medicine Essentials Summer Course

Wake Forest School of Medicine - June 10 - 14, 2019
This comprehensive one-week course covers nine major Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine-based themes combining lectures, demonstrations and tours. It also includes three 1/2 day hands-on workshops focused on 3D Printing Technologies; Decellularization of Tissues and Organs and an Intro to Translation workshop incorporating cGMP/GTP cell processing. Taught by industry, clinical, and academic experts, attendees gain a broad perspective and foundation in this exciting field. 

Registration Opens: March 1, 2019

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

University of Maryland: TBA
During the 10-week summer program, undergraduate students will pursue independent research to advance fundamental science in cellular and tissue engineering while developing new technologies, including 3D printing and organ-on-a-chip microsystems. Adding to the academic and professional gains available to participants is the unique opportunity to learn the importance of regulatory science in biomedical innovation. 
Leveraging a partnership between the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this REU program will provide students with the opportunity to gain new perspectives on the connection between biomedical research and the health and safety of patients.  If applying for the CECT program under this REU, please select CECT as the First Choice Project. 
 
 

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