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Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill

Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen, Professor for Organ-on-Chip Systems between the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen in Reutlingen and the Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karl’s University Tübingen, Research Group Leader at the NMI

Peter Loskill received his PhD in physics from Saarland University in 2012 and subsequently conducted his postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley. In 2015, he was recognized by Technology Review as one of the “Innovators under 35 Germany” and was selected for the Fraunhofer ATTRACT funding program.

In 2016, he founded the µOrganoLab, whose interdisciplinary research combines approaches from engineering, biology, physics, and medicine to develop novel microphysiological tissue models that recapitulate complex human biology in vitro and can be applied to address scientific, toxicological, or pharmaceutical questions, among others.

In May 2021, he was appointed as fullkl professor for Organ-on-Chip systems between the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen in Reutlingen and the Medical Faculty of Eberhard Karl’s University Tübingen. Simultaneously, he assumed the leadership of the 3R-Center Tübingen and the Organ-on-Chip group at NMI.

Since the establishment of the European-Organ-on-Chip-Society (EUROoCS) n 2018, he has served as the EUROoCS Vice President and from 2021 to 2023 as the EUROoCS President. Additionally, between 2018 and 2023, he has been leading the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Interdisciplinary Training Network for the Advancement of Organ-on-a-Chip Technology in Europe (MSC-ITN-EUROoC) under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program of the European Union.The overall coordination of which has been the responsibility of the 3R-Center Tübingen since 2021.

As of January 1st, 2024, he was appointed as an expert for Organ-On-Chip systems by theThe German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft, DFG) to the Permanent Senate Commission on Animal Research (Ständige Senatskommission für tierexperimentelle Forschung, SKTF) and has been supporting the commission since then with his expertise in the field of replacement and complementary methods to animal testing.

Dr. Silke Riegger

Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen Business Unit

Silke Riegger studied Applied Chemistry with a focus on Bioanalytics and Imaging at Reutlingen University and Kettering University in Flint, MI, USA, and subsequently obtained her doctorate from the University of Stuttgart and Fraunhofer IGB. As a postdoctoral researcher, she subsequently worked as a project leader at Fraunhofer IGB, where she focused on the development of Organ-on-Chip systems as replacement and complementary methods to animal experiments, and for a better understanding of human biology.

In September 2020 she transferred to the 3R-Center Tübingen where she became head of the 3R-Center Tübingen Business Unit. From June 2021 to May 2024, she also worked as a project manager in the MSC-ITN-EUROoC project.

In May 2022, she was admitted to the certificate program ‘Science Communication and Media Competence’ at the Graduate Academy of Eberhard Karl’s University of Tübingen, which she successfully completed in October 2023.

Also since 2022, she has been an active member of the ‘Teaching & Training‘ working group of the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS). Furthermore, since August 2023, she has been serving as a scientific advisor for the R2N Micro-Replace Systems consortium.

Lisa Ickert

Assistant to the Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen

After completing her training as a medical-technical assistant for functional diagnostics in Heidelberg, Lisa Ickert dedicated 14 years to serving as the head of lung function at the University Hospital Tübingen.

In October 2023, she moved to the 3R-Center Tübingen, where she has been supporting the team as an assistant to the business unit.

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