Research groups

There are currently six research groups at the LEBAO. These use a variety of different technologies, e.g. reprogramming of somatic cells for the production of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), so-called "gene editing" for the targeted genetic modification of cells, scalable bioreactor systems for stem cell expansion and differentiation, or tissue engineering for production of cardiovascular tissue and organ replacements. Long-term goals of our research include the elucidation of disease mechanisms, the development of new drugs and novel cell- and gene-based therapies for regeneration and the repair of damaged organs, especially in the cardiovascular field.