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3D Printing, Bioprinters and Clinical Application

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NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar

The 2017 NSW Scientist of the Year, Professor Gordon Wallace AO FAA FTSE from the University of Wollongong, presents:

‘3D Printing, Bioprinters and Clinical Application’

3D body part printing: No, it’s not something out of a sci-fi blockbuster. It could be coming to a hospital near you – and sooner than you might think, thanks to University of Wollongong researcher, Professor Gordon Wallace.

Wallace, the 2017 NSW Scientist of the Year, is known internationally for his work fusing advances in materials science and technology with human biology. His students and collaborators have pioneered the use of nanotechnology in conjunction with organic conductors to create new materials for energy conversion and storage, as well as medical bionics.

That exciting work has led to significant advances recently in biofabrication – also known as 3D body part printing. Biofabrication uses the principles of additive manufacturing to combine cells, gels and fibres into a single construct that can replace diseased or injured tissue.

Clinicians are increasingly seeking out and working with Wallace’s team on the design and refinement of 3D printing systems to overcome specific medical challenges. There are high hopes biofabrication might lead to developments in regenerative medicine, particularly through the use of patients’ own cells.

Professor Gordon Wallace will discuss his team’s exciting research and what it means for the future of medicine when he presents ‘3D Printing, Bioprinters and Clinical Application’.

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THE 2018 SEMINAR SERIES

The 2018 Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney.

Entry is via Macquarie Street, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am.

Seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.

For further information, please call (02) 9338 6786.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Gordon Wallace AO FAA FTSE, University of Wollongong

Professor Gordon Wallace is a leading scientist in the field of electromaterials. Wallace graduated from Deakin University with a BSc Honours (Chemistry and Physics) in 1979 and received a PhD in 1983. He spent two years lecturing at University College in Cork, Ireland, before returning to Australia in 1985 to take up an appointment at the University of Wollongong. He was appointed Professor in 1990.

Wallace is the current Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, and the Australian National Fabrication Facility – Materials Node. His research interests include the discovery of new materials and the use of these in energy and biomedical devices. He has published more than 900 refereed publications that have attracted in excess of 35,000 citations.

Wallace has received many accolades over his distinguished career. In 2017, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia and named NSW Scientist of the Year.

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