Ursula Mirastschijski PDF Print E-mail


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2013: Leading scientist Wound contraction group, CBIB, and Medical Cooperation Center, University of Bremen

Since 2012: Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Klinikum Bremen-Mitte, Bremen

2009 – 2011: Principal Investigator ERC project and Scientist at the Experimental Dept. of Plastic Surgery, MHH, and Attending surgeon at Dept. of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Hannover Medical School

2010 Specialization Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery; Habilitation

2004 – 2008: Leading scientist, Dept. of Experimental Plastic Surgery, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, and Fellow at Dept. of Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University of Magdeburg, Germany

2003 – 2003: Fellow at Dept. of General Surgery, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Germany

2001 – 2002: Post-doc at Dept. of Surgery, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999 – 2002: Clinical rotation for plastic surgery: Sweden and Denmark

1999 – 2001: PhD student, Medical Faculty, Lund University, Sweden, doctoral degree 2001 (PhD)

1988 – 1995: Medical studies at University of Ulm, Germany; doctoral degree 1995 (MD)



Assoc.-Prof. Ursula Mirastschijski is currently consultant at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Klinikum Bremen-Mitte and leads her own research group at the Center for Biomolecular Interactions Bremen, Dept. of Chemistry and Biology, University of Bremen. Her clinical training in general surgery, dermatology and plastic-reconstructive surgery (incl. burns) was always accompanied with basic research. The scientific interest in skin wound and tissue repair started with her PhD studies at Lund University, Sweden in 1999. Since then Matrix metalloproteinases and skin have been her main focus. Working in two worlds at the same time gave her the unique chance to link science and clinics. In 2010, she specialized for plastic surgery and received her Ass-Prof degree. Dr. Mirastschijski has supervised thesis research leading to 5 MD, and 1 PhD. She is an ERC Starting Grantee and received extensive funding for wound healing and anti-scarring research with international patent filing. Currently, her group is focussing on anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Dr. Mirastschijski is member of various national and international clinical and scientific societies related to wound healing, burns and tissue repair.

Since 2000, Dr. Mirastschijski has been member of the ETRS and followed its development over the years. The society’s broad research platform gave rise to many international contacts and scientific collaborations. My motivation to be a board member is to strengthen and widen the clinical pillar of the society’s vast scientific platform in the direction of translational medicine. Young scientists should be encouraged to proof their innovative findings in correctly designed clinical studies to transfer novel concepts into clinical reality. Knowledge transfer how to design (clinical) studies and how to acquire financial funding is fundamental for junior researchers; the ETRS can provide experienced support and training which is central to foster the coming generations. By linking clinics with science, I feel comfortable to contribute substantially to promote the goals of the European Tissue Repair Society.

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