Portrait von M.Sc. Tim Hammersen
M.Sc. Tim Hammersen

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

seit 2017

PhD student at the Research Centre of Experimental Orthopaedics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany/ Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Wiltrud Richter

2015 – 2017

Master of Science studies in “Human Movement Science (Research Master)” at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Master-Thesis: "Differential effects of pulsating fluid shear stress and cyclic strain on mTOR activation in differentiated C2C12 myoblasts"

2011 – 2015

Bachelor of Science studies in "Biology" at Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany. Bachelor-Thesis: "Enriched environment decreases α-synuclein levels in the colon of BAC SNCA transgenic mice"

Scientific focus

The role of altered osmolarity in chondrogenic differentiation of human articular chondrocytes and human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Exploration of biochemical mechanisms that link mechanical stimulation and hyper-/hypotonicity in the course of chondrogenesis.

Cartilage biology on gene and protein level; Molecular signaling mechanisms of mechanotransduction and osmoregulation.