Bone tissue engineering
“Our research requires intense integration of immunology and orthopedics”
My research activities are mainly focused on bone tissue engineering. Our aim is to develop hybrid constructs in which scaffold material and cell stimuli are optimally combined with the regenerative potential of adult stem cells
Our main focus points are tissue architecture, vascularization, gene delivery and immunological aspects of bone substitutes. Printing of living cells, which we developed in our lab, has received a lot of attention in the last years, and has expanded considerably. Using this technology, we’ve developed and optimized dedicated biomaterials suitable for bioprinting, and we’re now ready for furtherusing these to investigate the role of self-organization of cells and matrix components in tissue repair. We aim to generate 3D models of various disease-specific tissues and cells, as well as to print blood vessels and large tissue replacement constructs. Our research requires intense integration of immunology and orthopedics, which is an enjoyable environment to work in.
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