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Listen to my radio interview on dental and periodontal regeneration (© uni fm)

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Watch my Quintessenz interview about the Miller Award 2018 (© Quintessenz Verlag)

Check out my DZW-TV interview regarding the Miller Award 2018 (© DZW-TV)

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About me

I am a dentist passionate about and dedicated to stem cell research including mechanobiology and environmental interactions.

Languages

Being a German native speaker, I am fluent in English and French, and speak Spanish and Latin.

Networks

ScopusORCID, ResearchGateLinkedInXingAlumniNetInstagramPinterest

Memberships

Alumni of the German Academic Sholarship Foundation, Alumni of Dresden University, Transdisciplinary Working Group for Regenerative Medicine, Consortium for Basic Research, German Society of Dentistry and Oral Medicine, German Society of Periodontology

Reviewer Jobs

Cell Tissue Res, Eur J Orthodont, Clin Oral Invest, Biol Cell, PLoS ONE, Biol Res, Tissue Eng Part C, Int J Nanomed, Biomacromol, Curr Pharm Des, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, Cell Transplant, Int J Stem Cell Res Ther, Tissue Eng Part A, J Clin Periodontol, Front Microbiol, J Mol Med

Private

I am married and the mother of two sons. In my spare time, I enjoy sports (MTB – active, soccer – passionate observer) and being creative (design, photography, sewing, baking).

Voluntary Service

Visitor of the Senior Residence St.-Anna-Stift Freiburg (2012-2014), Youth Group Leader of the Youth Association of the Community of Christian Life (1997-1999), Head of the School’s Newspaper Group at Mary-Ward-Highschool, Augsburg (1996-1999)

Honours & Awards

2018

Miller Award, German Society of Dentistry and Oral Medicine

2017

Mathilde Wagner Award (Habilitation Thesis), Medical Faculty of Freiburg University

2015

Best Presentation (47. Annual Conference of the Consortium for Basic Research in Dentistry, Mainz)

2014

Best Poster (28. Annual Meeting of the German Society of Restaurative Dentistry, Hamburg)

2012

Best New Biobrick Device –Engineered– Award, FreiGEM 2012, iGEM European Championship (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Hatton Divisional Award, International Association of Dental Research (Iguaçu Falls, Brazil)

2011

Robert Frank Award, Continental European Division of the International Association of Dental Research (Budapest, Hungary)

Best Poster (43. Annual Conference of the Consortium for Basic Research in Dentistry, Mainz)

2010

Best Poster (42. Annual Conference of the Consortium for Basic Research in Dentistry, Mainz)

2009

Best Poster (XIX. Journées Européennes de la Société Française de Cardiologie, Paris, France)

Expertise

Cell Culture
  • isolation and characterization of stem and progenitor as well as tissue cells derived from bone marrow, dental pulp, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, gingiva and skeletal muscle, explant culture technique for hard and soft tissues
  • 3D culture and transwell models
  • mechanobiology models including microposts
  • proliferation, cytotoxicity and differentiation assays
  • cryoconservation
  • cell and tissue preparation
in vivo Experiments
  • cell transplantation per injectionem in a rat model
Molecular Biology
  • isolation, quantification and quality control of nuclei acids (Experion®, Nanodrop®, Quant-it®, qRT-PCR: BioRad CFX96®, Roche Light Cycler®, qPCR array)
  • design and validation of oligonucleotides
  • multiplex- and nested-PCR
  • single cell PCR
  • gel elektrophoresis
Synthetic Biology
  • transformation and transfection
  • golden gate cloning
  • vector design
  • colony PCR and extension PCR
Immunology
  • flow cytometry (FACScalibur®, Cell Quest®)
  • cell sorting (FACSvantage®)
  • ELISA and multiplexing
  • immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical staining techniques including IIF
Proteomics
  • histology
  • in situ detection
  • measurement of extinction, fluorescence and luminescence signals
  • western blot
Visualization
  • scanning electron microscopy
  • laser scanning microscopy
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • life cell imaging
Data Analysis and Presentation
  • Zen Blue, CellP, BioZero Analyzer
  • Graph Pad Prism and MedCalc
  • Office and iWork
  • Creative Suite, Gimp, ImageJ
Databases and Software
  • NCBI
  • HUSAR and UCSC
  • SAP