B06 | Reporter constructs and reporter cells for the investigation of cellular stress reply and signal transduction during biofabrication

The goal of B06 is to understand which stresses cells experience during the bioprinting process and in the maturing biofabricates, and how these stresses affect cell behavior. Using lentiviral, fluorescent reporter constructs and reporter cells we will monitor various stress parameters in different cell types in response to bioplotting and inkjet printing conditions, specific integrin-ligation and matrix-stiffness in alginate based biofabricates. We will correlate the stress responses with the activities of specific integrin-dependent signaling processes in order to identify, analyze and modulate molecular mechanisms that determine the cellular response to stresses in alginate based biofabricates.

Dr. Ingo Thievessen
Dr. Rainer Detsch


Steiner D, Lingens L, Fischer L, Köhn K, Detsch R, Boccaccini AR, Fey T, Greil P, Weis C, Beier J, Horch RE, Arkudas A. (2018) Encapsulation of mesenchymal stem cells improves vascularization of alginate-based scaffolds. Tissue Eng Part A. 2018 Mar 20. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2017.0496.      Front Cover for Tissue Engineering Part A


Detsch R, Liverani L, Boccaccini AR (2018) Biomaterials research in Erlangen: from bioactive materials to tissue scaffolds and biofabrication, UMN-FAU Workshop, 19 – 20 September 2018 (University Minnesota, USA)

Lena Fischer

Previous academic education: Master Thesis
Academic Advisor within SFB/TRR 225: Dr. Ingo Thievessen
Location: Friedrich-Alexander UniversityErlangen/Nürnberg, Biophysics group, Center for Medical Physics and Technology
Topic of thesis: Cellular stress response and integrin-mediated signaling in biofabrication processes
Main techniques and methodologies to be used: Lentiviral reporter constructs, cell culture, fluorescent live cell microscopy, bioprinting

Contact: lena.lf.fischer@fau.de

Emine Karakaya

Previous academic education: B.Sc. Chemistry: “Synthesis and Characterization of the Buckminsterfullerenes C60H36und C60H18“, M. Sc. Chemistry: “Design of Goldnanorods for Nanoplasmonics”
Academic Advisor within SFB/TRR 225: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Dr. Rainer Detsch (technical advisor)
Location: Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Biomaterials
Topic of thesis: Chemical functionalization of bioinks, characterization techniques, developing of bioinks for biofabrication
Main techniques and methodologies to be used: Spectroscopic methods to analyze chemical interaction of polysaccharides and peptides, bioplotting and inkjet printing, cell culture

Contact: emine.karakaya@fau.de