Tobias Hedtke, M.Sc.

Technology, Product Development

Tobias Hedtke studied biochemistry at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and graduated with a Master of Science degree at the end of 2016.

Since 2017, he has been working on his PhD at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and in the Biomedical Materials group of the Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Current research focuses are the investigation of the molecular structure and crosslinking pattern of elastin as well as its enzymatic damage. Furthermore, the development and characterization of biomaterials based on elastin and collagen, especially for wound treatment and care are focused.

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Dr.-Ing. Marco Goetze

Technology, Business Administration

Marco Goetze studied mechanical engineering at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences and graduated in 2008. Since 2009 he has been working as a research associate at Merseburg University and since 2019 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS.

Since 2015, he has been researching and completing his doctorate on the topic of laser processing of electrospun materials to improve their properties for regenerative medicine.

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PD Dr. Christian Schmelzer

Scientific Advisor

After studying physical engineering and information processing, Christian Schmelzer received his PhD at the Department of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Then, he established a research group dedicated to the formation and damage of elastic fibers, for which proteomics methods in particular were used.

From 2013 to 2014, he went to the Technion in Israel (Department of Biology) for a post-doctoral research stay with a focus an immunology and then returned to MLU.

In 2016, Christian Schmelzer transferred to Fraunhofer IMWS, where he initially led the Fraunhofer Attract group SkinNext, which became the Biofunctional Materials for Medicine and Environment group in 2018.

Since 2018, he has been head of the Department of Biological and Macromolecular Materials at IMWS.

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