Stem Cell Research
Stem cells are cells of the body that have the potential to renew, regenerate and produce new cells. Stem cells can be used to artificially generate new tissiue in the laboratorie (e.g.: during Tissue Engineering).
In the field of stem cell research the team focuses on mesenchymal stem cells especially on the stem cells of the supporting and connective tissue. Particular attention is paid to alterations due to disease such as osteoporosis or arthrosis.
Additionally our research team analyses the conditions and materials that support the differentiation of stem cells into cell types such as bone or cartilage-building cells. The use of mesenchymal stem cells for future therapeutic treatment is also at the forefront. Subject to research are human stem cells as wells as cells and cell lines from sheep and mice to establish the foundation for animal experiments.
BONFOR Junior Researchers Group:
”Isolation, cultivation and differentiation of human cells for future colony-forming on three¬-dimensional biomaterials during bone-Tissue-Engineering for the treatment of large bone defects in orthopaedic surgery as well as dental and oral medicine.”
”Characterization, differentiation and immunological functional analysis of mesenchymal marrow stem cells from osteoporotic vertebral bodies.”