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April 2017


Vacant position - administrative employee

Jan 2017


Vacant postdoc position

May 2016


New paper Electrochemically assisted deposition of strontium modified magnesium phosphate on titanium surfaces has been published in Materials Science and Engineering C.

The manuscript Thiol-ene Clickable Poly(glycidol) Hydrogels for Biofabrication has been published in Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

February 2016


Our article Additive manufacturing of scaffolds with sub-micron filaments via melt electrospinning writing published in BiofabricationTM last year has been selected and included in the journal’s 2015 Highlights collection.

The paper In situ-immobilization of two model cyanobacterial strains in ceramic structures: a new biohybrid material for photobioreactor applications was published in the Journal of Biotechnology.

The review paper Melt electrospinning today: An opportune time for an emerging polymer process was published in Progress in Polymer Science.

January 2016


The manuscript Biofabrication: reappraising the definition of an evolving field is published in Biofabrication!

November 2015



Tomasz Jüngst receives the IOP Biofabrication Journal Oral Award and the regenHU Young Scientist Award at the International Conference on Biofabrication in Utrecht! Both prizes were awarded for the development of an innovative bioink on the basis of spider silk protein, which has been achieved in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth.
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October 2015


The manuscript Strategies and Molecular Design Criteria for 3D Printable Hydrogels was published in Chemical Reviews!

The FMZ congratulates Matthias Kuhlmann for the successful defence of his Doctoral thesis!

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July 2015


Sarah Bertlein participates as a group discussion leader in the Collagen Gordon Research Seminar in Boston. She also presents a talk during the seminar and a poster for the seminar and the associated Gordon Research Conference.

Ilona Zilkowski and Susanne Feineis present a poster at the Cancer Nanotechnology Gordon Research Conference in Boston.

June 2015


STRATEGIES IN TISSUE ENGINEERING - The conference of the Würzburg Initiative Tissue Engineering was a big success and attracted over 400 participants from 20 countries! FMZ received 2 awards for excellent contributions, one for Laura Wistlich (oral presentation) and one for Sarah Bertlein (poster).

March 2015


New paper "Reinforcement of hydrogels using three-dimensionally printed microfibres" published in Nature Communications!

February 2015


New Zeiss crossbeam electron microscope installed!


Recently the FMZ has become prowd owner of a Crossbeam 340 of the company Zeiss. The high-end device features besides numerous different electron detectors a focused ion beam column for depth analysis, a micromanipulator for the preparation of TEM lamellae, an energy dispersive X-ray detector for element analysis, and an entire setup for the cryo preparation of water-containing samples.

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January 2015


The manuscript  Biofabrication of Cell-Loaded 3D Spider Silk Constructs has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

November 2014


PhD-student exchange with the University of Bangalore


As part of a cooperation between FMZ Würzburg and the Materials Research Centre of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, Susanne Christ will work in Prof. Bikramjit Basu's group for 7 weeks. Production and investigation of three-dimensional scaffolds made by rapid-prototyping technique will be the main parts of the issue "3D powder printed strontium-substituted magnesium phosphate 3D scaffolds with enhanced bioactivity to promote early osseointegration". Investigations include material specific properties as well as biological properties. Within this cooperation in January 2015 another exchange will be proceeded. A PhD-student of Prof. Bikramjit Basu, Sourav Mandal, will visit the FMZ and also work on a project.

October 2014


On October 3rd the second "Doors-Open-Day" (initiated by the german children's TV "Show with the mouse") took place in the FMZ!

August 2014


Michael Schmitz gives a talk about cystein functionalized Poly(2-oxazolin)e at the 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. (Abstract)

July 2014


FMZ welcomes its new co-worker Prof. Dr. Paul Dalton!

January 2014


FMZ presents recent research results in regenerative medicine on Bavarian TV.

December 2013


ERC-consolidator grant "Design2Heal" for Prof. Groll.

November 2013


6th scientific seminar of the North-Bavarian Biomaterials Alliance in regenerative medicine in Bayreuth

October 2013


The FMZ and the Department for Orthodontics open their laboratory doors for 60 children on the "doors-open day with the mouse and the elephant". (pics)

August 2013


25th anniversary article Engineering Hydrogels for Biofabrication is published in Advanced Materials.

July 2013


Successful patent application: "Production of materials having an anisotropic structure"

Prof. Jürgen Groll and his department are featured in the german TV show Faszination Wissen.

April 2013


The manuscript Nanostructuring of Refractory Metal Surfaces by Electrochemical Oxidation: Nb and the Binary Systems Ti-Ta and Nb-Ta has been published in Current Nanoscience.

January 2013


The manuscript Embedding of Active Proteins and Living Cells in Redox-Sensitive Hydrogels and Nanogels through Enzymatic Cross-Linking has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

The EU-funded project HydroZONES, coordinated by Prof. Jürgen Groll, is launched.


The manuscript Chemical Characterization of hydroxyapatite obtained by wet chemistry in the presence of V, Co, and Cu ions has been published in Material Science and Engineering C.

December 2012


The manuscript Dualsetting α-tricalcium phosphate cements has been published in Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 


The manuscript Effects ofnanoparticle surface-coupled peptides, functional endgroups, and charge on intracellular distribution and functionality of human primary reticuloendothelial cells has been published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.


The manuscript Peptide-Functionalized Gold Nanorods Increase Liver Injury in Hepatitis has been published in ACS Nano..


The manuscript Bone targeting for the treatment of osteoporosis has been published in Journal Of Controlled Release..


The manuscript "Oxygen diffusion hardening of tantalum coatings on cp-titanium for biomedical applications"  has been published online in Surface & Coatings Technology.

October 2012


FMZ welcomes its new co-worker Dr. Jörg Teßmar!

August 2012


Dr. Elke Vorndran receives DGBM sponsorship award for an excellent dissertation at the annual conference of the
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomaterialien.

FMZ wins poster award at world biomaterials congress in Chengdu!


Manuscript "Tenside-free Preparation of Nanogels with High Functional β‑Cyclodextrin Content" published in ACS Nano 


Manuscript "The effect of Cu(II)-loaded brushite scaffolds on growth and activity of osteoblastic cells" published in Journal of  Biomedical Materials Research Part A  


Manuscript "Controlled Ring-Opening Polymerization of Substituted Episulfi des for Side-Chain Functional Polysulfi de-Based Amphiphiles" published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications


Manuscript "Inducing healing-like human primary macrophage phenotypes by 3D hydrogel coated nanofibres" published in Biomaterials


Manuscript "How smart do biomaterials need to be? A translational science and clinical point of view" published in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews


Manuscript "Fiber reinforced calcium phosphate cements – On the way to degradable load bearing bone substitutes?" published in Biomaterials

March 2012

Manuscript „Inducing healing-like human primary macrophage phenotypes by 3D hydrogel coated nanofibres“ published in Biomaterials.

Dr. Elke Vorndran wins Zonta-Prize 2012!


Manuscript “Effects of nanoparticle surface-coupled peptides, functional endgroups, and charge on intracellular distribution and functionality of human primary reticuloendothelial cells” published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine

Manuscript „TiO2 nanotube arrays deposited on Ti substrate by anodic oxidation and their potential as a long-term drug delivery system for antimicrobial agents“ published in Applied Surface Science veröffentlicht 

February 2012


M. Sc. Biotechnol. Kathrin Hahn, Dipl. Ing. Kai Stuckensen, and Dipl. Chem. Matthias Kuhlmann receive travel grants for their contributions to the 9th World Congress on Biomaterials in Chengdu (China) from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomaterialien!

Manuscript „A hydrogel-based versatile screening platform for specific biomolecular recognition in a well plate format“ published inAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry  

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Gbureck on his promotion to associate professor!


January 2012


Manuscript „Antimicrobial and physicochemical properties of experimental light curing composites with alka substituted calcium phosphate fillers“ published in Dental Materials

Manuscript „Polysaccharide based covalently linked multi-membrane hydrogels“ published in Soft Matter



December 2011


FMZ will presented 8 contributions at the 9th World Congress on Biomaterials in Chengdu.

An annual PhD student exchange between FMZ and the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Brisbane, Australien) is funded by DAAD!

FMZ congratulates Dr. Elke Vorndran on her successful Doctoral examination!

Manuscript "Polysaccharide based covalently linked multi-membrane hydrogels" published in Soft Matter


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