Prof. Dr. Heike Walles

Chair of the Board 

Biography

Head of Department Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM), University Hospital Würzburg and Translational Center Würzburg ´Regenerative therapies in oncology and musculoskelettal disease` ; Würzburg branch of the Fraunhofer-Institute Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, IGB (Germany)

Research Focus:
Tissue Engineering und Regenerative Medicine, Vascularisation, GMP-production, cell-biomaterialinteraction,
In-vitro-test systems, f. ex. Respiratory tract, blood-brain barrier, cornea, skin, intestinal tract: stomach, gut, tumor test systems ,f. ex. gut, lung, breast, implants, f. ex. trachea, bone, meniscus

  • 1982-1988: Studies of Biology (Diploma), Justus-Liebig-University Gießen and Max-Planck-
    Institute for Biochemistry (Department of Virology), Martinsried near Munich,
    Germany
  • 1988-1989: Scientific Assistant, Bioscan Europe, Augsburg, Germany
  • 1994: Doctoral Thesis (Dr. biol. hum.) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Thesis:
    « Establishing a sandwich ELISA to provide evidence of enteroviral antibody titres in
    human serums using recombinant reagents »
  • 1995-1998: Teacher for Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Hannover (MHH), Germany
  • 1999-2003: Postdoc at Leibniz Research Laboratories for Biotechnology and Artificial Organs
    (LEBAO), Medical College Hannover (MHH), Germany
  • 2001-2004: Head of F&E ARTISS Hannover, Germany
  • 2003-2004: Junior Professor for Tissue Engineering and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary
    Network Tissue Engineering, Medical College Hannover (MHH), Germany
  • 2004-2013: Head of Department Cells and Tissue Engineering, Fraunhofer-Institute for
    Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2009-2014: Chair of the Fraunhofer Project Group »Regenerative Technologies for Oncology«,
    Würzburg, Germany
  • Since 2004: Board Member Fraunhofer-Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology
    IGB, Stuttgart
  • Since 2009: Professor for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the Julius-
    Maximilians-University, Würzburg, Germany
  • Since 2009: Chair Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM), at the University
    Hospital Würzburg, Germany
  • Since 2014: Responsible of the Translational Centre Würzburg „Regenerative therapies in
    oncology and muculoskelettal diseases, Würzburg, Germany, branch of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart, Germany