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Forschung am FKA

Die Forschung am FKA umfasst verschiedene anatomische und medizinhistorische Projekte.


Projektleiterin PD Dr. med. Livia Prüll

Das Anatomische Präparat – Herkunft, Bedeutung, Kontext

Darstellung der vielfältigen Kontexte des anatomischen Präparates unter Berücksichtigung der historischen Bezüge.

Aufbruch zur Selbstermächtigung – Diabeteskranke in Westdeutschland 1945 - 1970

Untersuchung der Aushandlungsprozesse zwischen Ärzt_innen und Patient_innen betr. den Umgang mit einer spezifischen Erkrankung, im vorliegenden Fall Diabetes mellitus.

Das Fach der Pathologie im Zeitalter der Weltkriege

Medizinhistorische Bewertung der Entgrenzungen im Umgang mit Kolleg_innen und Patient_innen in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus


Kontakt:  PD Dr. med. Livia Prüll


Projektleiter PD Dr. med. Maximilian Ackermann

Congenital chest wall malformation

Evaluation of a novel fixation technique using PEEK cable ties compared to the sternal cable wires for minimal invasive pectus carinatum repair.


Adult tissue morphogenesis: Functional regulation of intusseptive angiogenesis

The reperative and regenerative wound healing depends inter alia on the induction of vessels. New vessels form either by sprouting from pre-existing vessels or through intussusception (IA). Within the framework of a NIH-RO1 cooperative project, the group investigated to what extent the IA is involved in the new formation of the murine lung after pneumonectomy and whether it can be influenced.

Exploring the niche for lung stem cell replacement

Stem cell senescence or damage leads to tissue aging and various chronic diseases. In order to understand the lung stem cell niche and develop strategies to replace damaged stem cells in this team, here we propose to analyze the status of damaged or senescent stem cells in chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. 


Morphogenetically active matrix for cartilage repair

In a bio-imitating approach, we succeeded to fabricate an artificial cartilage bio-matrix based on magnesium-polyP and hyaluronic acid with advantageous morphogenetic and biomechanical properties, as well as further scaffolds with self-organizing inorganic/organic bio-polymer combinations.


Morphological evaluation of vascular architecture in explanted human fibrotic lungs

In cooperation with the Institute of Pathology of Hannover Medical School, we are evaluating the microvascular architecture of explanted fibrotic lung tissue of interstitial lung diseases as pulmonary hypertension. We are analyzing morphometrically the different distribution of vascular alterations as well as the forms of angiogenesis (sprouting vs. intussusception) using scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron X-ray microtomography (Swiss Light Source).


Kontakt:  PD Dr. med. Maximilian Ackermann