Personen
Portrait von Prof. Dr. rer. biol. hum. Wiltrud Richter
Prof. Dr. rer. biol. hum. Wiltrud Richter

Leitung (Forschungszentrum für Experimentelle Orthopädie)

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

2012

Offer for W3 Professorship at the Freiburg Medical Faculty (declined)

seit 2010

Director of the Research Centre for Experimental Orthopaedics at Heidelberg University Hospital

seit 2004

Full Professor Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg

1998 – 2009

Head of the Division for Experimental Orthopaedics at Heidelberg University Hospital

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

1995

Habilitation in Experimental Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Ulm

1992 – 1998

Junior group leader at the University of Ulm, Dept. of Internal Medicine 1

1992

Post-Doc at the Hormone Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco

1988 – 1991

PhD, Dept. of Internal Medicine I, University of Ulm

1987

Diploma Thesis Department of Biochemistry, University of Ulm

1983 – 1987

Biology School, University of Ulm

Auszeichnungen

Oktober 2010

Wilhelm-Roux-Award of the German Orthopaedic Research Society

 

September 2010

Poster Award of the International Cartilage Repair Society

 

Dezember 2007

Poster Award of the German Spine Society

 

Oktober 2007

Poster Award of the German Society for Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Juni 2006

Mario Boni Award of the European Orthopaedic Research Society

 

November 2003

Wilhelm-Roux-Award of the German Orthopaedic Research Society

 

Juni 1994

Sandoz Graduate Award for Therapeutic Research awarded by the University of Ulm

Juli 1992

Award of the Faculty for Theoretical Medicine University of Ulm for the best Ph.D. thesis in 1991

Mitgliedschaften

seit 2013

Scientific Program Director ICRS

2010 – 2011

Board Member International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)

2008 – 2011

Board Member Fachkollegium German Research Foundation (DFG)

seit 2007

Road-Map Initiative Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

2005 – 2011

President German Basic Research Society for Orthopaedic Surgery

2005 – 2011

Board Member European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS)

Fields of interest

Development of innovative therapies for regeneration damaged cartilage, intervertebral discs and bone including application of growth factors, functionalized biomaterials, viable cells and tissue engineering constructs based on novel biofabrication strategies. Furthermore we are working on the biology of induced pluripotent stem cells and adult mesenchymal stroma cells (MSC), trophic actions of MSC and differentiation into cartilage and bone, molecular mechanisms of chondrocyte differentiation, instructive tissue regeneration; biomechanical load transmission and influences on cell differentiation.

Publications