Research at the associated Chair TERM (University Hospital Würzburg) focuses on engineering of human tissue models as alternatives to animal models. Further foci are (pre-) clinical testing of regenerative therapies based on autologous stem cells such as MSC- or matrix-based approaches. By combining development of supporting structures and cell culture techniques, human models are generated, which mimick either healthy or diseased tissue. In addition, in vitro disease and infection mechanisms are studied on human tissue models to develop regenerative therapies, new drugs and vaccines based on the results. Thus, in close cooperation between University (pre-)clinical research and the technologies of Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT, discoveries from clinical (basic) research can be brought to the market.
- Technologies for tissue engineering
- 3D tissue models
- Implants for regenerative medicine
- Biofunctionalization of natural or synthetic supporting structures
- Testing of biocompatibility (DIN EN ISO 10993-5)
- Raman spectroscopy for non-destructive characterization of cells / tissues
- Production of recombinant proteins in biological expression systems
- Development of methods for the production and characterization of 3D tissues / implants
Offers for Students
Bachelor, master and doctoral theses are offered on an ongoing basis at the TERM. This allows for the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of tissue engineering, research on new individualized forms of therapy and alternative test methods.In addition internships or positions as scientific-/ student assistance are possible.