Doctoral thesis success: Lena Vogt

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We congratulate Lena Vogt for successfully defending her doctoral thesis titled “Development and Characterization of Biopolymer-Based Fibrous Scaffolds with Enhanced Functionality for Cardiac Tissue Engineering” on 15th October 2021. She carried out her doctoral project in our Institute supervised by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini in the framework of a DFG funded project collaborating with Prof. Felix Engel (Professor for Experimental Renal and Cardiovascular Research, University Hospital Erlangen). The examination board was composed by Prof. Gianluca Ciardelli (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy), Prof. Kathrin Castiglione (Institute of Bioprocess Engineering, FAU), Prof. Carolin Koerner (Institute for Technology of Metals, FAU) and Prof. Boccaccini. Prof. Boccaccini highlighted the outstanding results obtained by Lena during her research project, covering the development of several biopolymer combinations with advanced properties and suitable for electrospinning cardiac tissue scaffolds (patches). Lena obtained also electrically conductive fibrous layers with high biological compatibility. Lena carried out her Bachelor, Master and Doctoral studies in our Institute. Several papers have been published from Lena’s project (for example [1-2]). Many congratulations to Lena for the successful defense of her doctoral thesis, we wish her all the best in her future career.

[1] L. Vogt, F. Ruther, et al., Poly (Glycerol Sebacate) in Biomedical Applications—A Review of the Recent Literature, Advanced Healthcare Materials 10 (2021) 2002026.
[2] L. Vogt, A. R. Boccaccini, Random and Aligned Electrospun Poly (ε-caprolactone)(PCL)/Poly (1, 8-octanediol-co-citrate)(POC) Fiber Mats for Cardiac Tissue Engineering Using Benign Solvents, European Polymer Journal 160 (2021) 110772.