A research team from the Fraunhofer Society and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) led by chemist Volker Sieber has developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct of cellulose production – a successful example for a more sustainable economy with bio-based mate ... more
Dr. Anke Burger-Kentischer
Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik (IGB)
Anke Burger-Kentischer received her doctorate from the University of Tübingen on “Cellular and molecular mechanisms of radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis”. During her postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Physiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, she focused on the cell-specific impact of osmotic stress on protein expression in the kidney. Since 1999 she has been in Stuttgart, where she established her own group Molecular Cell Technology at Fraunhofer IGB and has also worked at the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering (IGVT) at the University of Stuttgart.
Dr. Anke Burger-Kentischer heads the Innovation Field Cell and Tissue Technologies and is also active in research and teaching at the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering (IGVT) at the University of Stuttgart. Furthermore, she is Study Director in the GLP test facility, Project Leader Genetic Engineering of the FhG IGB and its permission holder according to the German Infection Protection Act.
Fraunhofer Excellence Prize 2018
Working with cellular, molecular and microbiological methods, Dr. Burger-Kentischer's focus is developing and establishing human in vitro test models such as 3D tissue models and cell-based 2D assays for preclinical testing of drugs, for determining properties like the toxicity and allergenicity of cosmetics and chemicals and for clinical applications in personalized medicine. An overarching focus is integrating immune components into microphysiological tissues or reporter cell lines. To this end, primary immune cells are isolated from clinical samples and immune mediators and their receptors used for drug screening, diagnostics or biosensors.