Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Marcus Lehnhardt, MD & Tobias Hirsch, MD
Title Head and Professor of Plastic Surgery
Phone 0049 234 302 3583

Additional Lab Contact
Name Bjorn Behr, M.D.

Laboratory Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory
Lab Location BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil
, Haus XU44, Ruhr University Bochum, Buerkle-de-la Camp Platz 1
Bochum, 44789 Germany
Lab Category Fat Grafting & Stem Cell Research
Tissue Engineering
Tumor Immunology/Cancer Biology
Wound Healing
Other: Bone regeneration
General Lab Setup number of people working in the lab 10-15
Lab Facilities Full spectrum of cell and tissue culture, in-situ Hybridization, microscopy, histology, RNA, DNA, protein analysis, immunological assays, microcirculation, gene transfer, microbiology, molecular biology, in vivo microscopy, Wet lab space for biochemistry, molecular biology and immunological assays; facilities for EM and histology, computerized histomorphometry; Real time PCR, microarray and high throughput proteomics; large and small animal surgical facilities with complete animal surgery operating rooms and instrumentation.
Animal Facility Yes (Rodents, large animals, athymic mice)
Type of Research Stem cell research, wound healing, gene transfer, composite tissue allotransplantation, microcirculation, tissue engineering, nerve regeneration, bone regeneration, microbiology, proteomics, genomics, molecular biology
1. Investigator's Name Marcus Lehnhardt, MD
Project Title By arrangement

2. Investigator's Name Tobias Hirsch, MD
Project Title By arrangement

3. Investigator's Name Bjorn Behr, MD
Project Title By arrangement

Opportunity for Student Degree Program Yes  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available German Research Foundation (DFG), Deutsche Unfallversicherung (DGUV), Industry
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Medical Students, BSc, MSc, MD, Residents, PhD  
Additional Details Brief description: Research in the field of wound healing, gene transfer, stem cell therapy, bone regeneration and skeletal development, tissue engineering, inflammation and microcirculation and sarcoma. We aim to develop new insights into regnerative processes, inflammation and sarcoma development. Currently, there are several ongoing innovative projects in the field of plastic surgery research