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Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill

Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen, Bridge 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 Karls 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 µOrgano-Lab, 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 answer for example scientific, toxicological or pharmaceutical research questions.

In May 2021, he was appointed Bridge 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 Karls University Tübingen. Simultaneously he took over both the leadership of the 3R-Center Tübingen as well as the leadership of the Organ-on-Chip group at the NMI. Since the foundation of the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) in 2018, he has served as EUROoCS Vice President and, since 2021, as EUROoCS President. In addition and since 2018, he has led the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Interdisciplinary Training Network for the Advancement of Organ-on-a-Chip Technology in Europe (MSC-ITN-EUROoC) in the research and innovation program Horizon 2020 of the European Union’s, for whose overall coordination the 3R-Center Tübingen has been responsible since 2021.

Dr. Silke Keller

Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen Business Unit

Silke Keller studied Applied Chemistry with a major in Bioanalytics and Imaging at Reutlingen University and Kettering University in Flint, MI USA. Subsequently, she obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Stuttgart c/o Fraunhofer IGB. As PostDoc, she then worked as a project leader at Fraunhofer IGB where she focused on the development of Organ-on-Chip Systems as alternative methods to animal testing 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. Since June 2021, she is also the project manager in the MSC-ITN-EUROoC project.

Julia Heldmaier

Assistant to the Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen

After graduating from the commercial vocational college in Reutlingen, Julia Heldmaier began her training as an office management assistant at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Tübingen . After the successfull completion of her training in July 2017, she joined the administration team as a permanent employee. In the course of several additional training courses, she was able to continuously expand her expertise and then moved from the MPI in Tübingen to the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e. V. (DZNE) in Tübingen in April 2018.

Here she was able to further develop her skills and professional experience as a team assistant in the administrative area. Due to her commercial training, she was already familiar with the administrative activities in a research institution at an early stage. In September 2020, she transferred to the 3R-Center Tübingen where she supported the team as assistant to the head of the 3R-Center Tübingen ever since.

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