Prof. Makoto Nakamura, M.D., Ph.D
Dr. Makoto Nakamura graduated from the department of medicine, Kobe University in 1986. He developed his clinical skills in Kanazawa University and worked as a clinical pediatrician for 10 years.
His specialty is pediatric cardiology. After receiving the Ph.D. degree (Medicine) from Kanazawa University, he started the research on artificial heart from 1996 in National Cardiovascular Center Japan. In 1999, he was appointed as associate professor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University. During these research experiences, he learned several limitations of mechanical artificial organs, and he started the researches on tissue engineering. He focused on applying printing technology into tissue engineering, which is now called bioprinting and biofabrication. And he developed an inkjet 3D-bioprinter in 2006. In 2008, he became a professor of University of Toyama.
He has contributed much to developing bioprinting and biofabrication and to the establishment of the international society for biofabrication (ISBF) in 2010 as an inaugural board member. He organized the 2nd. annual conference of ISBF 2011 in Japan