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Research Faculty

So far 22 professors of the University and the University Hospital of Regensburg engage in the supervision of PhD students.

Angele Peter

Prof. Dr. Peter Angele

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Trauma Surgery
Phone 0941 944-6805
Email peter.angele@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Tissue engineering (cartilage, meniscus)
  • Ligament regeneration
  • Stem cells technology
  • Chondrogenesis
  • Mechanobiology
  • Transplantational research
  • Cell culture
  • Differentiation of stem cells
  • Histology / Immunohystochemistry
  • Biomechanical stress analysis
  • Biochemical analytics
  • Animal model
  • Application in clinical trials

Anja Bosserhoff

Prof. Dr. Anja Boßerhoff

University Hospital Regensburg
Institute of Pathology
Department of Molecular Pathology
Phone 0941 944-6705
Email anja.bosserhoff@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Cartilage differentiation
  • Liver fibrosis
  • Osteoarthritis and reactive arthritis
  • Modern DNA-, RNA- and protein-related methods
  • siRNA technology
  • Real-time cell analysis
  • Luciferase assays
  • animal models

Edinger Matthias

Prof. Dr. Matthias Edinger

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Hematology & Oncology
Phone 0941 944 5580
Email matthias.edinger@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Cellular immunology
  • Transplantation immunology
  • Cell therapy
  • Cell biology
  • Multicolor flow-through cytometry
  • Experimental animal transplantation studies
  • In-vivo imaging
  • GMP cell therapy

Fichtner-feigl Stefan

Prof. Dr. Stefan Fichtner-Feigl

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Surgery
Phone 0941 944-6868
Email Stefan.Fichtner@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Experimental and translational tumor immunology
  • Chronic allograft rejection after organ transplantation
  • Immunologic and biomolecular methods

Gr _ssel Susanne

Prof. Dr. Susanne Grässel

University of Regensburg
Department of Orthopaedics
ZMB BioPark 1
Phone 0941 943-5065
Email susanne.graessel@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage- and bone regeneration and degeneration

  • Melanocortin system

  • Peripheral nervous system and neurotransmitter



    Stem cells and differentiation (osteogenic, chondrogenic)



  • Osteoclastogenesis and -activity
  • Fracture healing


  • state of the art DNA-, RNA and protein – methodology (qPCR, quality control, siRNA, miRNA)


    Recombinant protein expression and RNAi technology (plasmids / viral vectors)


    Histology, immunohistochemistry, morphometry, confocal laser microscopy

  • FACS



    2D- and 3D cell culture models, co-culture models



    OA- and fracture mouse models

Hau Peter

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Hau

University of Regensburg and Bezirksklinikum Regensburg
Wilhelm Sander-Therapieeinheit NeuroOnkologie
Department of Neurology
Phone 0941 941- 8464
Email peter.hau@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Malignant gliomas
  • Tumor precursor cells
  • Tumor metabolism
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Animal model

Heid Iris

Prof. Dr. Iris Heid

University Hospital Regensburg
Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Phone 0941 944-5211
Email iris.heid@klinik.uni-regensburg.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Age-dependent macular degeneration
  • Anthropometry
  • Renal and cardiac phenotypes
  • Gender sensitive aspects
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Development of statistical and bioinformatic methods and software training
  • Analysis of multidimensional data

Hellerbrand Claus

Prof. Dr. med. Claus Hellerbrand

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Internal Medicine I
Experimental Hepatology
Phone 0941 944-7155
Email claus.hellerbrand@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Role of stroma and metabolism in tumor development and -progression
  • Molecular mechanisms of hepatic inflammation and fibrosis
  • Pharmacological properties of hop components

Molecular biology / Translational research

  • (Primary) cell cultures
  • Models of hepatic injury and metabolic disorders in transgenic and gene deficient mice
  • Analysis of clinical samples
  • (Pre)clinical studies


Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael Leitzmann

University Hospital Regensburg
Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Phone 0941 944-5201
Email michael.leitzmann@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
Analyses of life style factors and their association with disease prevention Modern epidemiological and biostatistical methods as well as software applications

Christian Morsczeck

PD Dr. Christian Morsczeck

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Cranio- and Maxillofacial Surgery
Phone 0941 944-6310
Email christian.morsczeck@ukr.de

Proff Peter

Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Proff

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Orthodontics
Phone 0941 944-6095
Email peter.proff@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Oral biological work group (contact: Dr. rer. nat. Piero Römer): Basic research on effects of orthodontic pressure on dental cell lines and dental tissue
  • Analysis of interplay between periodontal diseases and  pharmacological influences on orthodontic treatment
  • Research on growth progress and chondral cell differentiation and ossification of primary centres of skull growth
  • Animal model: analysis of tooth movements and imaging methods
  • Biomolecular methods: RT-PCR, cloning, transfection, cell culture, Western blot, ELISA
  • Histology: Sample preparation from cartilage, bone and tooth samples, staining (H&E, Pentachrome, TRAP), immunohistochemical detection methods
  • Cell biology: Preparation of dental cells (periodontal ligament cells, dental pulp cells, osteoblasts), in vitro simulation of orthodontic pressure

Riemenschneider Markus

Prof. Dr. Markus J. Riemenschneider

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Neuropathology
Phone 0941 944-5150
Email markus.riemenschneider@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Molecular Neuropathology, molecular neuro-oncology
  • Epigenetic modifications (methylation, histone modification, miRNAs)
  • Mechanisms of tumor migration and -invasion
  • Mechanisms of response / resistance to chemotherapy
  • Identification of new molecular markers for brain tumor
  • Biomolecular methods: PCR, qRT-PCR, sequencing
  • Epigenetics: gene methylation analysis, ChIP, miRNA
  • Functional cell-based in vitro assays
  • Luciferase assays
  • Histology, Immunohistochemistry, (F)ISH
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Array-based analyses
  • Next generation sequencing


Prof. Dr. Uwe Ritter

University of Regensburg
Institute of Immunology
Phone 0941 944-5464
Email uwe.ritter@ur.de

Research Fields Methods
  • Dendritic cells
  • Antigen presentation
  • Immune regulation
  • Experimental leishmaniasis
  • Mouse model
  • Experimental leishmaniasis
  • Cell migration (in vivo)
  • Immunfluorescence: FACS, microscopy (TissueFAXSiPLUS)
  • Quantitative DNA-/RNA analyses
  • Quantitative protein analyses
  • Cell culture

Schmalz Gottfried

Prof. Dr. Gottfried Schmalz

University Hospital Regensburg
Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology
Phone 0941 944-6024
Email gottfried.schmalz@ukr.de

Research Fields
  • Biocampatibility of dental material in animal models and cell culture
  • Development of an in vitro pulp chamber test
  • Characterization of bovine and human dentin permeability


Prof. Dr. Rainer Spang

University of Regensburg
Institute of Functional Genomics
Phone 0941 941- 8083
Email rainer.spang@ukr.de

Research Fields Methods
Computational analyses of molecular mechanisms of disease
  • Clinical diagnosis via microarrays
  • Modelling of molecular signalling cascades using RNAi data

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