prof.dr. S. (Simon) Hoerstrup - Expertise

Hoerstrup, prof.dr. S.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
Chair :
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
Department :
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Section :
Soft Tissue Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
GEM-Z 4.145
Tel :
+31 40-247 2920
Tel (internal) :
2920
Email :
S.P.Hoerstrup@tue.nl

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Biography

Research profile

Simon Hoestrup is part-time professor at the department of Biomedical Engineering (research group Soft Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology). He is Chair and Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine (University Zurich) and Founding Co-Director of the Wyss Zurich (University Zurich & ETH Zurich) in Switzerland. His work at the interface of basic science and translational research has resulted in more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and a unique patent portfolio in the field of Regenerative Medicine. Hoerstrup leads several major scientific international consortia projects funded by the European Commission, the Swiss National Science Foundation, Commission for Technology and Innovation, etc.

Academic background

Simon P. Hoerstrup studied medicine at the University of Cologne with electives in Switzerland (University of Berne) and the USA (Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute, Houston; Harvard Medical School, Boston). After graduation in 1995, he received his Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Cologne and started his clinical education in Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland. From 1998-2000, he received a research grant of the German Research Foundation and Harvard Medical School to become research fellow at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. In 2001, he received his 'Habilitation' (Privatdozent Dr. med.) from the Medical Faculty of the University of Zürich, Switzerland. In 2003, he was appointed part-time professor at the department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Currently, he is Chair and Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine (University Zurich) and Founding Co-Director of the Wyss Zurich (University Zurich & ETH Zurich) in Switzerland. He also is Associate Member of the Department of Health Science Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and associate faculty of the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in Boston (USA). Furthermore, Hoerstrup is co-founder of a series of medtech and biotech spin-off companies (Symetis AG, Xeltis AG, Insphero AG, etc.).