Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1992
    Studied biology toward the Diplom degree at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • 1992 – 1993
    Diplom thesis at the Institute for Hydrobiology at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany

  • 1996 – 2001
    Doctorate at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, German

Selected publications

  • Sperling, C. et al.: Blood coagulation on biomaterials requires combination of distinct activation processes. In: Biomaterials 30, 2009. pp. 4447-4456.

  • Werner, C., Maitz, M.F., Sperling, C.: Current strategies towards hemocompatible coatings. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry 17, 2007. pp. 3376-3384.

  • Sperling, C. et al.: In vitro blood reactivity to hydroxylated and non-hydroxylated polymer surfaces. In: Biomaterials 28, 2007. pp. 3617-3625.

  • Sperling, C. et al.: In vitro hemocompatibility of albumin-heparin multilayer coatings on polyethersulfone prepared by the layer-by-layer technique. In: J. Biomed. Mat. Res. Part A 76, 2006. pp. 681-689.

  • Sperling, C. et al.: In vitro hemocompatibility of self-assembled monolayers displaying various functional groups. In: Biomaterials 26, 2005. pp. 6547-6557.

  • Sperling, C. et al.: Covalently immobilized thrombomodulin inhibits coagulation and complement activation of artificial surfaces in vitro. In: Biomaterials 25, 2004. pp. 5101-5113.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) project SP 966: Initiation of blood coagulation – Evaluating the relevance of specific surface functionalities using self assembled monolayers

Additional qualifications

  • Head of the research group "Haemocompatibility of polymer surfaces" at the Max Bergmann Centre of Biomaterials, since 2001

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Good time management skills while trying to make individual moments throughout the day special

  • Head of an extracurricular programme, "Experiment", at my sons' primary school

  • Nature education

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mastering the high-wire act between a challenging research career and a family that has grown to include 4 children (Fabian, 12 years, Fridolin, 9 years, Luisa, 6 years, and Lotta, 1 year) with vigour and dedication.


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