Matthias Schumacher


Novel instructive biomaterials for tissue regeneration

With a background in materials science and engineering, Matthias is interested in designing implant materials that actively guide and promote tissue regeneration. He received his doctoral degree from the Technical University Dresden (Germany) in 2014, where he worked on the development of strontium-releasing calcium phosphate bone cements for the application in systemically diseased (osteoporotic) bone.

In 2018, he was awarded a Feodor Lynen Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to join IBE MERLN. During his fellowship, he started to explore new applications of mesoporous calcium silica glasses as instructive biomaterials. This relatively new class of materials is characterized by a highly ordered intrinsic porosity on the mesoscale (5-20 nm), making it an ideal candidate for advanced tissue regeneration applications.

Currently, he is also involved in cross-border projects aiming to improve osteochondral regeneration.