2017 - Present: Post-doctoral studies, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials, group of Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner.
2012 - 2017: PhD in Chemistry, School of Science, Technische Universität Dresden, group of Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner.
Research topic: "Macromolecular crowding for tailoring cell- and tissue-derived extracellular matrices for kidney tissue engineering."
2009 - 2012: Master's degree in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine, Universitá degli Studi di Bari, Italy
2011 - 2012: Research Internship at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (CNR NANO), Lecce, Italy
2006 - 2009: Bachelor's in Biotechnology of Health and Pharmaceutics, Universitá degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Fields of work
- Application of GAG-based hydrogel networks for iPSC-derived kidney organoid culture.
- Development of 2D and 3D bone marrow-mimetic niches for HSC culture.
- Cell- and tissue-derived decellularized matrices.
- Application of macromolecular crowding in tissue engineering.
Magno V, Friedrichs J, Weber HM, Prewitz MC, Tsurkan M, Werner C, Macromolecular crowding for tailoring tissue-derived fibrillated matrices, Acta Biomater 2017;55:109-119. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.04.018.
Weber HM, Tsurkan M, Magno V, Freundenberg U, Werner C, Heparin-based hydrogels induce human renal tubulogenesis in vitro, Acta Biomater 2017;57:59-69. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.05.035.