Iris Otto

Iris Otto
Iris Otto

Biography

Educated as a medical doctor, with broad interests ranging from health promotion, psychology and education to my current topics tissue engineering, biofabrication, and bioethics. Currently determined to make a difference in the lives of children with the congenital ear deformity microtia by working on 3D bioprinting of a human ear. 

Motivation

Presenting in meetings or conferences is going well now, but performing a pitch is something completely different and quite out of my comfort zone. I’m up for a challenge and wish to push my boundaries to develop my skills further. This would be highly useful for my future career, as I have some ideas for healthcare that would require strong pitching skills. 

Presentation topic

3D bioprinting of a human auricle, specifically for children who are born with a “peanut ear” (microtia). Biofabrication may offer great advantages for the generation of a tissue-engineered cartilage implant, potentially overcoming the drawbacks of the current reconstruction surgery. Consideration of ethical implications of this new technology on clinic and society.