Florian-Gruber-PhD

Scientific officer

  • 01/2015-present:
    Team manager : Translational Center Würzburg Branch of the Fraunhofer Institute Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB); Würzburg, Germany
    Team manager: “Standardized In-vitro-Testsystems”
  • 04/2013-12/2014:
    Scientist:
    Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB); Stuttgart, Germany
    Biological project lead: “Automated tissue engineering on demand”
  • 04/2009-04/2013:
    PhD thesis; University of Stuttgart, Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology (IGVP); Stuttgart, Germany
    Thesis title: « Development of a three-dimensional vascularized skin equivalent. »
  • 06/2008-03/2009:
    Assistant scientist; Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT); St. Ingbert, Germany
    Cryopreservation of human embryonic stem cells.
  • 07/2007-06/2008:
    Diploma thesis; Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT); St. Ingbert, Germany
    Thesis title: Cryopreservation of immobilized cells: Development of biophysically and technological optimized protocols for therapeutically relevant cells.
  • 10/2006-02/2007:
    Research assistant; Institute biotechnology, University of Würzburg; Würzburg, Germany
    Magnet resonance imaging of higher plants.
  • 03/2006-09/2006:
    Research assistant; Institute for virology and immunology, University of Würzburg; Würzburg, Germany Protein interaction studies between HIV and human cells.
  • Lotz C, Schmid FF, Rossi A, Kurdyn S, Kampik D, De Wever B, Walles H and Groeber F. “Alternative methods for the replacement of eye irritation testing” ALTEX, 2015
  • Rossi A., Appelt-Menzel A., Kurdyn S., Walles H., and Groeber F., “Generation of a Three-dimensional Full Thickness Skin Equivalent and Automated Wounding,” J. Vis. Exp., 2015
  • Jannasch M, Groeber F, Brattig NW, Unger C, Walles H, Hansmann J.“ Development and application of three-dimensional skin equivalents for the investigation of percutaneous worm invasion.” Exp. Parasitology, 2015
  • Groeber F., Engelhardt L., Egger S., Werthmann H., Monaghan M., Walles H., and Hansmann J., “Impedance Spectroscopy for the Non-Destructive Evaluation of In Vitro Epidermal Models,” Pharm. Res., pp. 1–10, 2014.
  • Vörsmann V., Groeber F., Walles H., Busch S., Beissert S., Walczak H., and Kulms D., “Development of a human three-dimensional organotypic skin-melanoma spheroid model for in vitro drug testing.,” Cell Death Dis., vol. 4, p. e719, Jan. 2013
  • Hansmann J, Groeber F, Kahlig A, Kleinhans C, Walles H; Bioreactors in tissue engineering-principles, applications and commercial constraints; Biotechnology Journal, 2012, doi: 10.1002/biot.201200162.
  • Groeber F, Kahlig A,Loff S, Walles H, Hansmann J; A bioreactor system for interfacial culture and physiological perfusion of vascularized tissue equivalents; Biotechnology Journal, 2012 doi: 10.1002/biot.201200160.
  • Hansmann J, Groeber F, Kahlig A, T; Bioreaktorsysteme im Tissue Engineering; TechnoPharm, 2012, 2(3).
  • Kahlig A, Hansmann J, Groeber F, Schwarz T, Weyhmüller J, Illig A, Kleinhans C, Walles H; In silico approaches for the identification of optimal culture condition for tissue engineered bone substitutes; Current Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 9 (1).
  • Groeber F, Holeiter M, Hampel M, Hinderer S, Schenke-Layland K.; Skin Tissue Engineering – In vivo and in vitro applications; Advance Drug Delivery Reviews, 2011, 63(4-5).
  • Gepp M, Sébastien I, Groeber F, Schulz J, Ehrhart F, Zimmermann H; Revealing of Medical and Biological Relevant Cellular Processes by Automated Time Lapse Microscopy; IFMBE Proceedings, 2010, 25/10.
  • Schulz J, Groeber F, Beier A, Meiser I, Ehrhart F, Zimmermann U, Zimmermann H; Methods for Encapsulation and Storage of Human Stem Cells in Three Dimensional Alginate Aggregates; IFMBE Proceedings, 2010, 25/10.
  • Groeber F, Schober L, Traube A, Traube A, Walles H; Skin from the factory: Automated tissue engineering on demand; Poster presentation at the In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP) Spring 2013 meeting; 05/2013; Southampton, United Kingdome
  • Groeber F, Funk F, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a skin equivalent with a physiological perfused vascular system; Oral presentation at the 3rd International Conference « Strategies in Tissue Engineering » 5/2012; Würzburg, Germany
  • Groeber F, Funk F, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a skin equivalent with a physiological perfused vascular system; Oral presentation at the Society of investigative dermatology annual meeting 5/2012; Raleigh, USA
  • Groeber F, Kaufmann M, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a vascularized skin equivalent; Poster presentation at the World Conference on Regenerative Medicine 10/2011; Leipzig, Germany
  • Groeber F, Kaufmann M, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a vascularized skin equivalent; Oral presentation at the 4th joint conference of the European society of artificial organs and international federation of artificial organs 09/2011; Porto, Portugal
  • Groeber F, Kaufmann M, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a vascularized skin equivalent; Poster presentation at the European society of dermatology research annual meeting 07/2011; Barcelona, Spain
  • Groeber F, Kaufmann M, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a vascularized skin equivalent; Oral presentation at the TERMIS European meeting 05/2011; Granada, Spain
  • Groeber F, Kaufmann M, Hansmann J, Traube A, Drescher T. Walles H; Automatisierte Herstellung von tissue-engineerten Produkten: Automated Tissue Engineering on Demand; Oral presentation at the Innovationsforum Biologistik 05/2011; Leipzig, Germany
  • Groeber F, Kaufmann M, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a vascularized skin equivalent; Poster presentation at the 4th Congress on Regenerative Biology and Medicine 10/2010; Stuttgart, Germany
  • Groeber F, Kaufmann M, Hansmann J, Walles H; Development of a vascularized skin equivalent; Oral presentation at the Skin in vitro 05/2010; Frankfurt, Germany
  • 04/2013-present:
    Research project of the Fraunhofer-Zukunftsstiftung; Automated tissue engineering on demand
  • 04/2009-04/2013:
    Research project of the Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid); 3-D Tumorprogression und Tumortherapie des Malignen Melanoms
  • 06/2008-03/2009:
    European research project of the 6th Framework Program of the European Commission; Cryo-banking of Stem cells for human Therapeutic Application (CRYSTAL)
  • 07/2007-06/2008:
    European research project of the 6th Framework Program of the European Commission; Cell Programming by nanoscaled devices (CellProm)
    International research project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; HIV Specimen Cryorepository