Department of Experimental Surgery

Dr. Jochen Salber

Department of Experimental Surgery

Ruhr University Bochum


The Department of Experimental Surgery at the Centre for Clinical Research of the Ruhr University Bochum is the research department of the Surgical University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum. The department was founded in March 2018 by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Richard Viebahn, Director of the Surgical University Hospital, and one of his senior physicians Dr. rer. nat. Jochen Salber. The research foci of the AG are largely, but not exclusively, oriented towards the clinical foci of visceral/abdominal surgery, vascular surgery and transplantation surgery. Central research areas concern biomaterial development, tissue engineering, implant infections, foreign body reactions, implant failure, biomaterials-supported stem cell differentiation and immunomodulation. To analyse and optimise the biocompatibility of biomaterials, human tissues are generated using modern 3D biofabrication technologies and microfluidic bioreactors.

Tags:  Hematopoietic Stem Cells  Mesenchymal Stem Cells  Skin Stem Cells  Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells  Blood  Pancreas  Skin  Bone & Cartilage  Kidney  Tissue Engineering  Biomaterials  Exosomes  Preclinical Trials  Clinical Trials