Science & Education

The Department of Cardiac Surgery runs a research laboratory for Experimental Surgery with scientific foci on cardiovascular tissue engineering, aortic valve biology, ischemia/reperfusion injury and bioreactor Technology.


The Institute of Experimental Surgery is the research facility of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. The scientifc team comprises researchers from the fields of medicine, biology, biotechnology and veterinary medicine. 

The research focus of the Institute of Experimental Surgery is set on cardiovascular tissue engineering and regeneration, particularly for valvular and myocardial tissues. Besides cell culture techniques and bioreactor technology, preclinical in vivo models as well as systems-theoretical abstractions and numerical modeling are applied to answer scientific Questions.

Furthermore, prospective clinical trials and retrospective outcome research are conducted.

In all research areas, medical doctoral candidates or PhD candidates are supervised.

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