Scope of Services

Cell Differentiation

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  • Development of protocols for stem cell isolation and differentiation
  • Electroporation of adherent cells
  • Automated nucleic acid purification and quantitative gene expression analyses
  • Preparation of organotypic or fixed tissue sections by means of the vibratome, cryotome and microtome
  • Organotypic cell culture systems
  • Non-invasive electrophysiological characterization of active cells (e.g. muscle cells) by means of multi-electrode arrays
  • Array-based analysis of biological fluids by means of a high-resolution microarray scanner (cytokine arrays, RNA arrays, etc.)
  • Design and development of cell-based testing and modeling systems for research and hospitals
  • Design and development of cell coatings that can be biologically integrated for implants or implant materials
  • Use of animal models (mice, rats) for developing cell-based therapies in cooperation with the Medical School of the University of Lübeck

Matthias Brandenburger

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Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Brandenburger

Group Manager

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology
Mönkhofer Weg 239 a
23562 Lübeck

Phone +49 451 384448-17

Fax +49 451 384448-42

Cell Technology

  • Creation of time lapse films with and without fluorescence; optional: evaluation of the films with EMB tracking software; hypothesis-free analyses of cell substrates and media
  • Breeding large cell quantities (>109 cells) in the bioreactor
  • Testing the biocompatibility/cell culture suitability of materials
  • Coating of prostheses and other shaped bodies with cells
  • Development and testing of new cell culture equipment and disposables
  • Micromanipulation (injection/dissection) of tissue, larvae and cells
  • Toxicity tests
  • Validation of screening hits in cellular testing systems with tracking / metabolism measurements

Daniel Hans Rapoport

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Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Hans Rapoport

Group Manager

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology
Mönkhofer Weg 239 a
23562 Lübeck

Phone +49 451 384448-13

Fax +49 451 384448-42

Aquatic Cell Technology

  • Long-term cultivation of fish cells and their molecular-biology and cell-biology characterization
  • Development of primers to detect organ-specific and cell-type-specific markers
  • Isolation, cultivation and differentiation of fish cells and cells of aquatic, evertebrate organisms for use in biotechnology, the animal feed industry and medical research
  • Preparation of native and fixed tissue sections from aquatic organisms using the vibratome, cryotome and microtome
  • In vitro manipulation of fish cells and eggs
  • Cryopreservation of fish sperm and storage in a biobank
  • Analyses of the regenerative capacity of fish tissue
  • Identification, isolation and purification of food additives from aquatic resources
  • Development, production and analysis of semi-finished products and food prototypes for the food industry
  • Process optimization for application developments (food and animal feed) in the food production area 

Aquaculture

  • ntegrated aquaculture of fishes and invertebrates (e.g. mussels) and macroalgae in circulation systems
  • Circulation technology for aquaculture applications
  • Water analysis and treatment
  • Algae extraction
  • Algae constituents and their application in biotechnology
  • Analyses of the cell biological effect of new marine substances
  • Fish reproduction and larval breeding
  • Selective fish breeding
  • Marker development for population studies and descendant testing of fishes
  • Fish stress and growth physiology studies 

Marina Gebert

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Dr. rer. nat. Marina Gebert

Head of Department

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology
Mönkhofer Weg 239 a
23562 Lübeck

Phone +49 451 384448-15

Fax +49 451 384448-42