Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Hermann Götz

Diploma in Physics

Hermann Götz holds a diploma in Physics and has a long standing expertise in microscopy. He worked in Prof. Duschner's department, who retired in 2013. During this time Hermann's work mainly focused on topics related to the visualization and characterization of biological hard tissues including bone, teeth and cartilage by several microscopic means including confocal laser scanning microscopy as well as scanning electron microscopy. One important research area was the visualization of engraftment of implants into bones - either after joint replacement surgeries or in the jaw. In this context, he was also involved in projects evaluating strategies to treat large bone defects, wherein effects of different scaffolds to improve growth and vascularization of newly formed bone were further studied.

Besides this he also has expertise in holistic microscopic techniques like Micro-CT used to visualize for example whole organ systems.

He joined Prof. Rajalingam's group in Summer 2018 and contributes with his expertise to the microscopic equipment already present in the group. Furthermore, he assists in setting up of the new core facility unit microscopy in the Paul-Klein-Center for Immune Intervention.


  • Anthonissen J, Ossendorf C, Hock JL, Steffen CT, Goetz H, Hofmann A, Rommens PM. The role of muscular trauma in the development of heterotopic ossification after hip surgery: An animal-model study in rats. Injury. 2016 Mar;47(3):613-6. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.11.019. PubMed PMID: 26653772.
  • Neulen A, Meyer S, Kramer A, Pantel T, Kosterhon M, Kunzelmann S, Goetz H, Thal SC. Large Vessel Vasospasm Is Not Associated with Cerebral Cortical Hypoperfusion in a Murine Model of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Transl Stroke Res. 2018 Jul 12. doi: 10.1007/s12975-018-0647-6. PubMed PMID: 30003500.
  • Neulen A, Kosterhon M, Pantel T, Kirschner S, Goetz H, Brockmann MA, Kantelhardt SR, Thal SC. A Volumetric Method for Quantification of Cerebral Vasospasm in a Murine Model of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. J Vis Exp. 2018 Jul 28;(137). doi: 10.3791/57997. PubMed PMID: 30102288; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6126573.
  • Beger B, Blatt S, Pabst AM, Hansen T, Goetz H, Al-Nawas B, Ziebart T. Biofunctionalization of synthetic bone substitutes with angiogenic stem cells: Influence on regeneration of critical-size bone defects in an in vivo murine model. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2018 Sep;46(9):1601-1608. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2018.06.002. PubMed PMID: 30196861.
  • Klein M, Goetz H, Pazen S, Al-Nawas B, Wagner W, Duschner H. Pore characteristics of bone substitute materials assessed by microcomputed tomography. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2009 Jan;20(1):67-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2008.01605.x. PubMed PMID: 19126109.