Laboratory for Experimental Ophthalmology
Our laboratory focuses on the development of novel approaches for construction and regeneration of the cornea and adnexa.
A particular area of research focus is the development of tissue engineered constructs for reconstruction of conjunctiva and cornea, as well as more complex approaches for reconstruction of three-dimensional tissues such as the lacrimal gland.
Other research projects aim to evaluate the regenerative potential of lacrimal gland epithelial- and mesenchymal stem cells under different culture conditions (e.g. hypoxia and/or under flow within a BioVasc bioreactor), or limbal stem cells or corneal endothelial cells with a view towards clinical application.