Project Coordinator - University of Magdeburg
Dr. Kathrin Chamaon
Biologist and Immunologist
Phone: +49 391 6721061
Fax: +49 391 6721065
Prof. Dr. med. Friedemann Awiszus
Head of Proprioception Laboratory
Phone: +49 391 67 14067
Fax: +49 391 67 14006
Dr. Andreas Drynda
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Phone: +49 0391 6717887
Phone: +49 391 6717887
The Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg was founded in 1993 as one of the youngest German universities. The University comprises 9 faculties with about 14,000 students and is increasingly becoming important as a centre of education and research far beyond the borders of Magdeburg. The Faculty of Medicine with specialized clinical departments provides each year patient care for more than 150,000 patients. The department of orthopaedics has a long tradition within the clinical campus.
Since 2010 Prof. Dr. C.H. Lohmann is chairman. Besides outstanding experience in the entire field of orthopaedics and trauma surgery Professor Lohmann has excellent knowledge in both arthroplasty and reconstructive joint surgery, as well as in the fields of orthopaedic oncology, pediatric orthopaedics and rheumatology. Moreover, cooperations exist with the department of sports medicine and the Olympic Training Center of Saxony-Anhalt, Max-Planck-Institute Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg, the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, and further collaborations exist with different international Universities and Institutes, e.g. in Europe, the US, and Singapore.
Dr. Kathrin Chamaon is an experienced immunologist, microbiologist and cell biologist with wide-ranging methodical knowledge in the field of immunological research. Dr. Andreas Drynda offers large experiences in material research, especially metals. Our research laboratory is equipped with all techniques for modern immunohistochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Our laboratory is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and we routinely use e.g. Leica rotary microtome, BD FACS Canto II, Light Cycler for real-time PCR, Western Blot apparatures for protein analysis, fluorescence microscopy and fluorescence reader. We are particularly experienced in stimulation of immune and bone cells with wear products from total joints. Prof. Dr. Friedemann Awiszus is Professor of Mathematics and the Head of the “Propriozeptionslabor” of the Department of Orthopaedics and offers large experience in the field of mathematical modelling.
The major topics of our work are
- description and characterization of allergic reactions related to artificial joint and hip endoprostheses
- interactions of osteoblasts and immune cells with wear particles of implant materials, e.g. cobalt alloys and polymers
- The major translational aspect of our work is to develop and establish predictive and diagnostic biomarkers to identify the most suitable biomaterial with a minimized adverse potential for an individual patient.