Dr. Céline Tourbier

Background and Research Interest

Céline Tourbier is a dedicated dentist and aspiring Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgeon, currently, affiliated with the Swiss Medical Additive Manufacturing research group at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel. Her work is central to the progression of 3D printing technology in CMF surgery.

With a dentistry degree earned from Albert-Ludwigs-University in 2020, Céline is now pursuing a medical degree, expected to conclude in 2025. Prior to this, she enriched her expertise as a research fellow at AO Foundation, delving into the roles of Bone-Morphogenetic-Proteins and their Regulator in human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell differentiation.

She is currently directing her research efforts by actively contributing to clinical studies to enhance care for CMF surgery applications. She lends her expertise to the clinical studies team, diligently assessing clinical outcomes  to additionally refine the treatment of injuries related to the CMF region. With her dedication to the field of CMF surgery, she aspires to improve patient outcomes and quality of life by leveraging the power of 3D printing technology to provide personalized care.


Céline Tourbier

Hegenheimermattweg 167C
4123 Allschwil, Switzerland 

Y. Tomooka et al., “Minimally invasive in situ bioprinting using tube-based material transfer,” at - Automatisierungstechnik, vol. 71, no. 7, pp. 562–571, Jul. 2023, doi: 10.1515/auto-2023-0060.

N. Sharma, J. Zubizarreta-Oteiza, C. Tourbier, and F. M. Thieringer, “Can Steam Sterilization Affect the Accuracy of Point-of-Care 3D Printed Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Customized Cranial Implants? An Investigative Analysis,” Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 12, no. 7, p. 2495, Mar. 2023, doi: 10.3390/jcm12072495.

S. Calderaro, K. Bausch, C. Tourbier, C. Wetterauer, F. M. Thieringer, and B.-I. Berg, “Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Cross-Sectional Survey among Urologists in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria,” Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 12, no. 2, p. 638, Jan. 2023, doi: 10.3390/jcm12020638.

C. J. Molnar-Tourbier, E. D. Bella, R. M. Rothweiler, M. Moser, M. J. Stoddart, and M. C. Metzger, The influence of bone morphogenetic protein-binding endothelial regulator on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Freiburg: Universität Freiburg, 2022. doi: 10.6094/UNIFR/230076.

E. D. Bella, U. Menzel, V. Basoli, C. Tourbier, M. Alini, and M. J. Stoddart, “Differential Regulation of circRNA, miRNA, and piRNA during Early Osteogenic and Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells,” Cells, vol. 9, no. 2, p. 398, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.3390/cells9020398.