Biofabrication

Biofabrication can be defined as the production of complex living and non-living biological products from raw materials such as living cells, molecules, extracellular matrices, and biomaterials.

International programme

Biofabrication is a research-driven Master’s programme comprising a first year of coursework and research at Utrecht University / UMC Utrecht, followed by a research project.
The programme starts with Introducing Life Sciences, mandatory introduction week for all Master’s students of the GSLS.

Aim and expertise

The Biofabrication programme aims to equip students with a toolbox to innovate within this multidisciplinary field. The programme provides a thorough understanding as well as operational experience of processes such as 3D bioprinting and other fabrication technologies, biomaterials, 3D cell culturing, computer models and medical imaging.

Research

Biofabrication is a truly multidisciplinary area of research. It requires an understanding of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, robotics and computer science. Biofabrication can be applied in tissue engineering, for generating 3D in vitro biologic models or medical therapeutic products.

Future perspectives

As a graduate you will have a strong research background in Biofabrication and a broad basic knowledge of the field, which enables you to pursue a career in academic (PhD) or industrial/commercial directions, including R&D, sales, consultancy. Your considerable research experience abroad and the obtained double degree will make you an attractive candidate for any Biofabrication-related position in the world.

Go to www.uu.nl/masters/en/biofabrication for more information about the programme.

Biofabriaction

Programme scheme

*Since 2018-2019, Introducing Life Sciences, together with the Life Sciences Seminars and Navigation Towards Personal Excellence, is part of the course Life Sciences Academy.

33
EC
Profile
51
EC
Major Research project
15
EC
Mandatory theoretical courses
9
EC
Elective component
7.5
EC
Writing assignment
3
EC
Elective component
1.5
EC
Life Sciences Academy*

Course list