Keynotes & Invited Speakers

Stem Cell Biology Tissue Engineering

Cell Manufacturing and

Technology Development Biomaterials Regenerative Medicine



Bryan Choi

Inha University, Incheon, Korea

Talk title: Optimization of Long-Term Culture Expansion of Human Fetal Cartilage Progenitor Cells (hFCPCs)


Qingsong Ye

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Talk title: Basic fibroblast growth factor enhanced the dental pulp stem cells expansion via the canonical transient receptor potential 1 channel


Naichen Cheng

National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Talk title: Fibroblast growth factor-2 and Ascorbic acid 2-phosphate for Culture Expansion of Human Adipose-derived Stem Cells: Pros and Cons

Sai Kiang Lim

Research Director, Exosome and Secreted Nano-vesicle lab, Institute of Medical Biology (IMB)

Talk title: The immune modulatory potency of MSC exosomes and their therapeutic efficacies


Simon Cool

Senior Principal Investigator & Professor, Glycotherapeutics Group, Institute of Medical Biology (IMB); Director, Allogeneic Stem Cell Manufacturing (ASTEM)

Talk title: Using glycosaminoglycans that mimic the bone-marrow niche as stem cell adjuvants


Ray Dunn

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University

Talk title: TBD


Shigeki Sugii

Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN); Asst Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore

Talk title: Adipose-derived stem cells: Potential for Novel Therapeutics

Prof. Dr. Chiou Shih-Hwa

Director, Department of Medical Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Distinguished Chair Professor, The Institute of Pharmacology / The Institute of Clinical Medicine & Gemonic Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

Talk Title: Study on delivery of nanoparticle-based gene editing system and application in hereditary retinal diseases


Dr. Leong Pooi Pooi

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Talk Title: Differentiation of Monocytic Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells


Dr. Tan Jun Jie

Advance Medical and Dental Institute, USM

Talk Title: Recapitulating Heart Development in a dish:Proepicardial Cells and its Potential in Myocardial Regeneration


Dr. Patrina S. P. Poh

Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Talk title: Finding parity in the vast disparity of scientific research field for advancement of precision medicine.


Prof. Sven Märdian

Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Talk title: Clinical problems of fragility fractures and the impact on surgical strategies


Prof. Patrick Dondl

Universität Freiburg, Germany.

Talk title: Numerical modeling and (shape-)optimization of bone scaffolds


Prof. Stefan Kalkhof

Institute of Bioanalytics, Hochschule Coburg, Germany.

Talk title: Advanced analytical approaches for pre-clinical treatment testing


Prof. Jan Baumbach

Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Talk title: Computational Systems Medicine - On the power of omics and network enrichment

Jun-ichiro Jo

Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

Talk title: Visualization of cellular biological functions for regenerative medicine


Hiroshi Yukawa

Institute of Nano-Life-Systems, Institutes of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University,

Talk title: Quantum dots-based stem cell imaging for regenerative medicine

Wei Seong Toh

National University of Singapore, Faculty of Dentistry

Talk title: To be confirmed


Wojciech Chrzanowski

The University of Sydney, Sydney Nano Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Talk title: To be confirmed


Pan Pan Chong

University of Malaya, Faculty of Medicine

Talk title: To be confirmed


Emilio Satoshi Hara

Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Talk title: To be confirmed

Prof. Dezhong Zhou

School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China

Talk title: Highly branched poly(beta-amino ester)s as a new generation of non-viral gene delivery vectors


Dr. Shuai Liu

Key Laboratory of Functional Polymer Materials, Ministry of Education, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Talk title: Bioreducible zinc(II)-Coordinative polyethylenimine with low molecular weight for robust gene delivery of primary and stem cells


Dr. Yongsheng Gao

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, MA, USA

Talk title: Main-chain degradable single-chain cyclized polymers as gene delivery vectors


Sachiko Ezoe

Osaka University

Talk title: Aseptic cell processing for cell therapy


Masahiro KINO-OKA

Osaka University

Talk title: Novel technique of cell manufacturing


Tatsuya Shimizu

Tokyo Women’s Medical University

Talk title: Cardiac cell processing in bioreactor

Prof Anthony Weiss

University of Sydney, Australia

Talk title: 3D printing of vascularized tissues using tropoelastin


Prof Maria Kavallaris

University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Talk title: 3D bioprinting of vascularized cancer in vitro models


Prof Gordon Wallace

University of Wollongong, Australia

Talk title: Biomaterial developments for 3D bioprinting of vascularized tissues


Mauro Alini

AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

Talk title: Ex vivo bioreactor for intervertebral disc


Martin Stoddart

AO Research Institute Davos Switzerland

Talk title: Articulating Bioreactor for cartilage Mechanobiology studies

David Eglin

AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

Talk title: High fidelity printing of bone substitutes


Matteo D'Este

AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

Talk title: Tissue mimetic hyaluronan bio-ink containing oriented collagen fibers to modulate hMSC spreading and differentiation


Yuxia Lai

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS

Talk title: 3D pringting bioactive scaffolds for bone regeneration


Tiziano Serra

AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland

Talk title: A sound-induced technology for multiscale organization of perfusable micro-vessels networks


Subhas C. Kundu/Rui L Reis

University of Minho, Portugal, Portugal

Talk title: Trends in biomaterials for 3D cancer modeling for drug screening


Caroline Curtin/Lara Costard/Fergal J. O’Brien

RCSI Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Talk title: Scaffold-based delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer


Eliza Fong

National University of Singapore.

Talk title: Engineering patient-derived tumor models for personalized medicine.

Lin Wang/Zheng Wang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, China

Title: Nano-strategies for reversing cancer drug resistance


Umber Cheema   

Faculty of Medical Sciences, UCL, London

Title: 3D models of cancer: Development of biomimetic stroma for 3D tumouroids


Zheng Wang/Lin Wang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Wuhan, China

Title: Silk protein sericin for cancer theranostics applications


Catherine Ngan

St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Talk title: Neuro-mascular junction formation in muscle tissue engineering


Shoji Takeuchi

The University of Tokyo

Talk title: Fabrication of muscle tissue block


Hironobu Takahashi

Tokyo Women’s Medical University

Talk title: Fabrication of matured muscle tissues by electrical stimulation


Chang Jiang

Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

Talk title: Regulation of Cell Fate by physical cues of Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering


Guoping Chen

Research Center of Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science & Tsukuba University (Japan)

Talk title: Dexamethasone-Loaded Composite Scaffolds for Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells


Akon Higuchi

National Central University (Taiwan) & Wenzhou Medical University (China)

Talk title:  Thermoresponsive Surface for Culture and Differentiation of Stem Cells


Antonella Motta

University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Talk title: European Mobility programs: impact on young researcher career


Yu Chen

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai; China

Talk title: Retina therapeutic strategies: from traditional chinese medicine to TE


Nuno Neves

3Bs Institute, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Talk title: Nature-inspired biomaterials combined with stem cells for advanced therapies


Gilson Khang

Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea

Talk title: Application of gellan gum for the regeneration of cartilage

Nick Forsyth

Keele University

Talk title: Synergetic effect of nanostructure and oxygen stress on stem cell fate


Lian Cen

East China University of Science and Technology

Talk title: The smart application of microfluidic technology for drug/biomolecule delivery in tissue engineering


Giovanna Della Porta

University of Salerno, Italy

Talk title: Biopolymer micro/nano carriers and the challenge of Synthetic Extracellular Matrix design in Tissue Engineering

Professor Yufeng Zheng

Peking University

Talk title: Enhanced bone regeneration with controllable degradation of biometals


Professor Donghui Zhu

Stony Brook University-SUNY

Talk title: Engineering surface topography on biodegradable metal for better regeneration 


Professor Kelvin Yeung

The University of Hong Kong

Talk title: Divalent cations mediated osteogenesis

James J Yoo

Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA

Talk title: In-situ tissue regeneration by biofabrication


Lorenzo Moroni

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Talk title: What can Biofabrication do for Space and what can Space do for Biofabrication?

Prof. Zhiyong Zhang

Translational Research Centre of Regenerative Medicine and 3D Printing Technologies of Guangzhou Medical University; National Tissue Engineering Center - South China Subcenter; State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease

Talk title: Regenerative factor cocktails treatment strategy from basic research to clinical application


Prof. Phong A. Tran

The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology

Talk title: Injectable and 3D printing polymers with microporosity


Prof. Huan Zhou

Center for Health Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Technology

Talk title: Injectable non-apatitic calcium phosphate for bone tissue regeneration

Iman Roohani

University of New South Wales

Talk title: Bioceramic ink for one-pot printing of heterogenous constructs in cell-suspension


Kristopher Kilian

University of New South Wales

Talk title: Additive bioassembly of tissue microenvironments in defined extracellular matrix suspensions


Jangho Kim

Chonamm National University

Talk title: Nanotopographical Cues for Engineering Cellular Behaviors


Jong Hoon Chung

Seoul National University

Talk title: TBA


Jong Hoon Chung

Seoul National University

Talk title: TBA

Gun-Il Im

Dongguk University Hospital, South Korea

Talk title: Gene-based cartilage regeneration


Chul-Won Ha

Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Talk title: Cartilage regeneration using allogenic stem cells combined with hydrogel for cartilage defects in osteoarthritis patients


Byung Hyune Choi

Inha University, South Korea

Talk title: Cartilage regeneration using a native-like injectable cartilage tissue

Seong Keun Kwon                                       

Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Talk title: Tracheal tissue engineering: Where are we now?


Yoon Shin Park

Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Republic of Korea

Talk title: Parathyroid Tissue Regeneration using TonsilDerived Mesenchymal Stem Cells


Do Hyun Kim

College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea

Talk title: Airway organoid    


Ji Suk Choi

Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Talk title: Bioadhesive oral patch for the treatment severe oral mucositis


Jooyoung Kim

Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Talk title: Salivary gland regeneration using salivary gland stem cell spheroids with multiple bioactive cues.

Nuno A. Silva

School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal

Talk title: From Molecules to Stem Cells and Biomaterials: A Multidisciplinary Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Repair.


Jenny Ekberg

Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Talk title: Three-Dimensional Nerve Bridges to Regenerate the Brain and Spinal Cord.


Tzu-Wei Wang

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Talk title: Nanohybrid Hydrogel Containing Glycosaminoglycan-based Polyelectrolyte Nanoparticles for the Regulation of Endogenous Neural Stem Cells

Khay-Yong Saw

Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre, Malaysia

Talk title: Bone and Cartilage Regeneration with Stem Cells – clinical translations


Xuebin Yang

University of Leeds, UK

Talk title: Novel epigenetic approach for enhancing MSC osteogenesis and improving bone tissue engineering efficacy in vitro and in vivo.


Tim Woodfield

University of Otago, New Zealand

Talk title: Biofabrication of customized 3D scaffolds for bone and cartilage tissue engineering