Development of a biohybrid skin equivalent


Project timeline
January 2002
12 months
December 2002
General Information
The project is aiming at connecting the existing knowledge of the MC fellow in cell biology and particularly in characterising keratinocyte-surface interactions with the expertise in polymer synthesis, membrane development for biohybrid organs and biocompatibility studies at the host institute at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. The objective of the project is to develop a stratified skin equivalent which is based on the combination of specific membranes seeded with keratinocytes and fibroblasts which can be peeled off at the end of culture period or upon the application. A cross fertilisation between the MC fellow as specialist in cell biology and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, specialist in membrane development, will be achieved resulting in a biohybrid skin equivalent which can then be tested for the treatment of deep skin burns and chronic skin ulcers.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL-2001, Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship
Project TypeMarie-Curie Individual Fellowship (Category 40)
Contract NumberHPMF-CT-2001-01275
Co-ordinatorHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (D)
Total Eligible Costs (€) HZG Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for HZG (€)
Contact Person at HZG Univ.-Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Andreas Lendlein, Institute of Biomaterial Science, Phone: +49 3328-352-450, (initial contact: Dr. Thomas Groth, Institute of Polymer Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Institute of Biophysics Sofia (BG)

(completed December 2002)

Last Update: 23. September 2020