Short CV/Education and training

Clinical Training

  • 1995
    Final exam and Graduation at the University of Ulm, Germany

  • 1995 – 1996
    Vascular Surgery, William-Harvey-Klinik, Germany

  • 1997 – 1997
    Dermatology, University of Köln, Germany

  • 1999 – 2001
    General Surgery, UMAS, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2001 – 2002
    Clinical rotation for plastic surgery: Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Denmark

  • 2003 – 2003
    General Surgery, University Hospital Aachen, Germany

  • 2004 – 2008
    Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University of Magdeburg, Germany

  • 2009 – 2011
    Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Hannover Medical School

  • 2010
    Board certified for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

  • Since 2012
    Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Klinikum Bremen-Mitte

Research Training

  • 1995
    Medical degree, University of Ulm

  • 2000 – 2001
    PhD student at the Department of Surgery, Lund University, Sweden

  • 2001
    PhD (doctor of medical sciences), Lund University, Sweden

  • 2002 – 2002
    Post-doctoral studies at the Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2002 – 2002
    Visiting scientist at the Division of Matrix Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2007 – 2007
    Visiting scientist at the Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma, USA

  • 2004 – 2008
    Vice chairman, Dept. of Experimental Plastic Surgery, University of Magdeburg, Germany

  • 2009 – 2011
    Senior scientist and Principal Investigator, Experimental Department of Plastic Surgery, MHH, Hannover

  • 2010
    Habilitation, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

  • Since 2012
    Head of Wound Repair Unit, Centre for Biomolecular Interactions Bremen, University of Bremen

  • Since 2015
    Associate Professorship, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Selected publications

  • Poynter C, Blasi B, Arcalis E, Mirastschijski U, Sterflinger K, Tafer H. The transcriptome of Exophiala dermatitidis during ex-vivo skin model infection. Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2016 Oct 24;6: 136.

  • Mirastschijski U, Sander JT, Zier U, Rennekampff HO, Weyand B, Vogt PM. The cost of post-burn scarring. Ann Burns Fire Disasters 2015;28: 215-22.

  • Schäfer-Nolte F, Hennecke K, Reimers K, Schnabel R, Allmeling C, Vogt PM, Kuhbier JW, Mirastschijski U. Biomechanics and Biocompatibility of Woven Spider Silk Meshes During Remodeling in a Rodent Fascia Replacement Model. Ann Surg. 2014 Apr;259(4): 781-92. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182917677.

  • Ågren MS, Schnabel R, Christensen LH, Mirastschijski U. Tumor necrosis factor-α-accelerated degradation of type I collagen in human skin is associated with elevated matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and MMP-3 ex vivo. Eur J Cell Biol. 2015 Jan;94(1): 12-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2014.10.001. Epub 2014 Oct 23.

  • Mirastschijski U, Kerzel C, Schnabel R, Strauß S, Breuing K. Complete horizontal skin cell resurfacing and delayed vertical cell infiltration into porcine reconstructive tissue matrix compared to bovine collagen matrix and human dermis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Oct;132(4): 861-9. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829fe461.

  • Mirastschijski U, Sander J-T, Weyand B, Rennekampff H-O. Rehabilitation of burn patients: An underestimated socio-economic burden. Burns. 2013 Mar;39(2):262-8. doi: 10.1016/ j.burns. 2012.06.009. Epub 2012 Jul 6.

  • Mirastschijski U, Schnabel R, Claes J, Schneider W, Ågren MS, Haaksma C, Tomasek JJ. Matrix metalloproteinase inhibition delays wound contraction trough attenuated TGF-beta1 activation. Wound Repair Regen. 2010; 18: 223-234.

  • Mirastschijski U, Bugdahl R, Schmid P, Stahel M, Rollman O, Ågren MS. Epithelial regene-ration potential of bioengineered skin. Brit J Dermatol. 2006; 154: 42-9.

  • Mirastschijski U, Haaksma C, Tomasek J, Ågren MS. Matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor GM6001 attenuates contraction and alpha-smooth muscle actin expressing fibroblasts in skin wounds. Exp Cell Res. 2004; 299:465-75 (IF: 4,007; CI: 72).

  • Mirastschijski U, Impola U, Karlsmark T, Ågren MS, Saarialho-Kere U. Ectopic localization of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in chronic cutaneous wounds. Hum Pathol 2002; 33: 355-364.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board Member: Scientific Reports (nature group)

  • Board Member: European Tissue Repair Society

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