My research focuses on establishing a 3D skin model, that can be used to study wound healing and microbial infection in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. For this purpose, 3D skin equivalents are made from a fibroblast matrix and keratinocytes in cell culture, wounded and infected with different bacterial strains in order to mimick the severe skin conditions observed in the patient. This model will help us to gain better insights into the wound healing processes in RDEB and test new therapeutic approaches to improve wound healing and treat micorbial infections.
I'm spending my free time mostly outdoors doing different kind of sports like ski touring, mountaineering or climbing. Besides that I enjoy quality time with friends and family and good food.
Curriculum Vitae Stefanie Gruner
Master studies Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Bachelor studies Food- and Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences