Defence of the medical doctorate thesis (Dr. med.) on the topic “Anwendung von Chemilumineszenz zur Bestimmung der Granulozytenaktivität und Erprobung der Methodik als Biokompatibilitätstest” (“Use of Chemiluminescence to Determine the Activity of Granulocytes and Evaluation of the Method for Biocompatibility Testing”) at the research group of Prof. E. Gabriel in the department of Experimental Surgery of the University Würzburg
Research fellow at the department for Experimental Surgery of the University Hospital Würzburg in the research project “Cryopreservation of Red Blood Cells with the cryoadditive hydroxyethylstarch” (Prof. H.A. Henrich). Especially working on the topics:
Changes of the membrane skeleton proteins of erythrocytes as result of the freeze-thaw process
In parallel (from 1998 exclusively) collaboration in the EC-project “Evaluation of in vitro test methods to characterise bone implant materials with special emphasis on biocompatibility and long-term functionality” (Prof. E. Gabriel). The topic was the evaluation of granulocyte activation at bioactive glasses.
Post-Doc in the Department Biomaterials of the Central Institute of Biomedical Technique of the University Ulm (Prof. R.P. Franke). Work in the EC project “Materials in Medicine” (MatMed)