BSRT Graduate School


Call for application to the BSRT is open from the 20.08.2020 to the 11.10.2020

Requirements for the admission to the PhD program

Applicants must hold a Master’s, a German Diploma or an equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, bioengineering or veterinary medicine. It is not necessary to hold the degree at the time of application. However, you must have been obtained your degree before enrolment into the program. 

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Potential Projects

Biology Track


Project 1: 3D tissue models for preclinical testing of augmented CAR T cells
Mentoring Committte: Leila Amini, Regina Stark, Harald Stachelscheid


Project 2: Resolving the Activin A Receptor complex and its endothelial function in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)

Mentoring Committte: Jerome Jatzlau, Petra Knaus, Holger Gerhardt


Project 3: The search for the holy stromal cell - Identification and characterization of specialized and regenerative stromal cell populations to accelerate cartilage repair

Mentoring Committee: Annemarie Lang, Mir-Farzin Mashreghi, Christof Schütte


Project 4: Unravelling the importance of cytokines for successful bone healing

Mentoring Committee: Hans-Dieter Volk, Katharina Schmidt-BleekChristian Bucher


Project 5: Using immune cells to improve the inflamatory reaction during bone healing

Mentoring Committee: Katharina Schmidt-BleekHans-Dieter VolkClaudia Schlundt


Project 6: Mechano-sensation of angiogenesis and callus formation in early bone regeneration

Mentoring Committee: Georg Duda, Holger Gerhardt


Project 7: Development and clinical validation of immune modulatory approaches to improve musculoskeletal healing

Mentoring Committee: Sven Geißler, Tobias Winkler, Andrea Sass


Project 8: The immuno-capacity of the human bone marrow in context of arthroplasty

Mentoring Committee: Sven Geißler, Carsten Perka, Melanie Ort


Project 9: Organ-on-a-Chip System for the pre-clinical evaluation of novel gene therapeutic approaches for the treatment of autosomal recessive osteopetrosis (ARO)

Mentoring Committee: Sven Geißler, Uwe Kornak, Melanie Ort


Project 10: Extracellular matrix coding and reading: alterations under compromised conditions and consequences for cell behaviour in tissue regeneration conditions

Mentoring Committee: Ansgar Petersen, Petra Knaus, Sophie Görlitz


Project 11: Polytrauma and Bone Regeneration

Mentoring Committee: Serafeim Tsitsolonis, Matthias Pumberger; Jessica Appelt


Engineering Track


Project 12: Guided tissue regeneration through patterned hydrogels with controlled biophysical and biochemical properties

Mentoring Committee: Amaia Cipitria, Peter Fratzl, David Mooney


Project 13: Developing a photo polymerisation based 3D bioprinting for personalized wound treatment in 0 gravity

Mentoring Committee: Georg Duda, Lutz Kloke (Cellbricks)