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Carsten Werner

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Carsten Werner (Dipl.-Chem., Würzburg; Dr. rer. nat., Dresden) is head of the Institute Biofunctional Polymer Materials within the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials and Professor for Biofunctional Polymer Materials at the Technische Universität Dresden (Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden and Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry).

ResearcherID: F-8127-2010


  • Helmecke, T.; Rose, I. I.; Tsurkan, M. V.; Roth, H.; Maitz, M. F.; Werner, C.; Wessling, M. Poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride)-copolymers blended in poly(ether sulfone) membranes as a platform for effective biomolecular surface functionalization more Journal of Membrane Science 689 (2024) 122050
  • Valtin, J.; Behrens, S.; Ruland, A.; Schmieder, F.; Sonntag, F.; Renner, L. D.; Maitz, M. F.; Werner, C. A New In Vitro Blood Flow Model for the Realistic Evaluation of Antimicrobial Surfaces more Advanced Healthcare Materials 12 (2023) 2301300
  • Parichenko, A.; Choi, W.; Shin, S.; Schlecht, M.; Gutierrez, R.; Akbar, T. F.; Werner, C.; Lee, J.-S.; Ibarlucea, B.; Cuniberti, G. Hydrogel-Gated Silicon Nanotransistors for SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detection in Physiological Ionic Strength more Advanced Materials Interfaces 10 (2023) 2300391
  • Sperling, C.; Maitz, M. F.; Körber, V.; Hänsel, S.; Werner, C. Advanced in vitro hemocompatibility assessment of biomaterials using a new flow incubation system more Biomaterials Advances 153 (2023) 213555
  • Voit, B.; Fery, A.; Stommel, M.; Sommer, J.-U.; Werner, C. 75 years of polymer research in Dresden more Journal of Polymer Science 61 (2023) 1705-1706 - Special Issue: 75 Years of Polymer Research in Dresden
  • Peng, Y.-H.; Hsiao, S. K.; Gupta, K.; Ruland, A.; Auernhammer, G. K.; Maitz, M. F.; Boye, S.; Lattner, J.; Gerri, C.; Honigmann, A.; Werner, C.; Krieg, E. Dynamic matrices with DNA-encoded viscoelasticity for cell and organoid culture more Nature Nanotechnology (2023) - Early Access
  • Siddiqui, T.; Cosacak, M. I.; Popova, S.; Bhattarai, P.; Yilmaz, E.; Lee, A. J.; Min, Y.; Wang, X.; Allen, M.; İş, Ö.; Atasavum, Z. T.; Rodriguez-Muela, N.; Vardarajan, B. N.; Flaherty, D.; Teich, A. F.; Santa-Maria, I.; Freudenberg, U.; Werner, C. et al. Nerve growth factor receptor (Ngfr) induces neurogenic plasticity by suppressing reactive astroglial Lcn2/Slc22a17 signaling in Alzheimer’s disease more npj Regenerative Medicine 8 (2023) Article number: 33
  • Silva, D. ; Schirmer, L. ; Pinho, T. S. ; Atallah, P. ; Cibrão, J. R. ; Lima, R. ; Afonso, J. ; B-Antunes, S. ; Marques, C. R. ; Dourado, J. ; Freudenberg, U. ; Sousa, R. A. ; Werner, C. ; Salgado, A. J. Sustained release of human adipose tissue stem cell secretome from star-shaped poly(ethylene glycol) glycosaminoglycan hydrogels promotes motor improvements after complete transection in spinal cord injury rat model more Advanced Healthcare Materials 12 (2023) 2202803
  • Friedrichs, J.; Helbig, R.; Hilsenbeck, J.; Pandey, P. R.; Sommer, J.-U.; Renner, L. D.; Pompe, T.; Werner, C. Entropic repulsion of cholesterol-containing layers counteracts bioadhesion more Nature 618 (2023) 733-739
  • Friedrichs, J.; Werner, C. Cholesterol can make surfaces non-stick more Nature - Research Briefings
  • Zimmermann, R. ; Nitschke, M. ; Magno, V. ; Freudenberg, U. ; Sockel, K. ; Stölzel, F. ; Wobus, M. ; Platzbecker, U. ; Werner, C. Discriminant principal component analysis of ToF-SIMS spectra for deciphering compositional differences of MSC-secreted extracellular matrices more Small Methods 7 (2023) 2201157
  • Magno, V.; Werner, C. Tissue-Derived Decellularized Materials for Biomedical Applications more Springer Nature Switzerland AG (2023)
  • Freudenberg, U.; Atallah, P.; Sommer, J.-U.; Werner, C.; Ballauff, M. Analysis of the Binding of Cytokines to Highly Charged Polymer Networks more Macromolecular Bioscience 23 (2023) 2200561
  • Kast, V.; Nadernezhad, A.; Pette, D.; Fusenig, M.; Gabrielyan, A.; Honselmann, K. C.; Stange, D. E.; Werner, C.; Loessner, D. A multicellular organoid approach to model the tumour microenvironment of pancreatic cancer more Molecular Oncology 17 (2023) EACR23-0370
  • Kast, V. ; Nadernezhad, A. ; Pette, D. ; Gabrielyan, A. ; Fusenig, M. ; Honselmann, K.C. ; Stange, D.E. ; Werner, C. ; Loessner, D. A tumor microenvironment model of pancreatic cancer to elucidate responses toward immunotherapy more Advanced Healthcare Materials 12 (2023) 2201907
  • Koch, M.K. ; Ravichandran, A. ; Murekatete, B. ; Clegg, J. ; Joseph, M.T. ; Hampson, M. ; Jenkinson, M. ; Bauer, H. ; Snell, C. ; Liu, C. ; Gough, M. ; Thompson, E.W. ; Werner, C. ; Hutmacher, D.W. ; Haupt, L.M. ; Bray, L.J. Exploring the potential of PEG-heparin hydrogels to support long-term ex vivo culture of patient-derived breast explant tissues more Advanced Healthcare Materials 12 (2023) 2202202
  • Sievers, J. ; Mahajan, V. ; Welzel, P.B. ; Werner, C. ; Taubenberger, A. Precision hydrogels for the study of cancer cell mechanobiology more Advanced Healthcare Materials 12 (2023) 2202514
  • Schimper, C. B.; Pachschwöll, P.; Maitz, M. F.; Werner, C.; Rosenau, T.; Liebner, F. Hemocompatibility of cellulose phosphate aerogel membranes with potential use in bone tissue engineering more Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 11 (2023) 1152577
  • Helmecke, T. ; Hahn, D. ; Matzke, N. ; Ferdinand, L. ; Franke, L. ; Kühn, S. ; Fischer, G. ; Werner, C. ; Maitz, M.F. Inflammation-controlled anti-inflammatory hydrogels more Advanced Science 10 (2023) 2206412
  • Bazant, M.Z.; Werner, C. Editorial overview: Electrokinetics 2022 more Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 63 (2023) 101643
  • Martínez-Vidal, L. ; Magno, V. ; Welzel, P. ; Friedrichs, J. ; Bornhäuser, M. ; Werner, C. Combining cryogel architecture and macromolecular crowding-enhanced extracellular matrix cues to mimic the bone marrow niche more Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 224 (2023) 2200348
  • Clayton Da Silva, A. ; Akbar, T.F. ; Paterson, T.E. ; Werner, C. ; Tondera, C. ; Minev, I.R. Electrically controlled click-chemistry for assembly of bioactive hydrogels on diverse micro- and flexible electrodes more Macromolecular Rapid Communications 43 (2022) 2200557
  • Siddiqui, T. ; Celikkaya, H. ; Atasavum, Z.T. ; Popova, S. ; Freudenberg, U. ; Werner, C. ; Kizil, C. Three-dimensional biohybrid starPEG-heparin hydrogel cultures for modeling human neuronal development and Alzheimer´s disease pathology more Humana Press (2022) 159-170
  • Wang, R. ; Schirmer, L. ; Wieduwilt, T. ; Förster, R. ; Schmidt, M. ; Freudenberg, U. ; Werner, C. ; Fery, A. ; Rossner, C. Colorimetric biosensors based on polymer/gold hybrid nanoparticles: topological effects of the polymer coating more Langmuir 38 (2022) 12325-12332
  • Bains, A.K. ; Wu, L.B. ; Rivière, J. ; Rother, S. ; Magno, V. ; Friedrichs, J. ; Werner, C. ; Bornhäuser, M. ; Götze, K.S. ; Cross, M. ; Platzbecker, U. ; Wobus, M. Bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cell-derived extracellular matrix displays altered glycosaminoglycan structure and impaired functionality in myelodysplastic syndromes more Frontiers in Oncology 12 (2022) 961473