University Hospital Essen

The University Hospital Essen (UHE) is the largest university hospital for first-rate medical services in the Ruhr region, which combines patient treatment, research and education. One of the major areas of research and treatment is the transplantation of solid organs and of hematopoietic stem cells. It is the one of the largest hospitals worldwide for allogeneic stem cell transplantation. The Institute for Transfusion Medicine contains five different research groups, one of them headed by PD Dr. Bernd Giebel. His group focusses on two topics: i) human hematopoietic stem cell biology and ii) the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem/stromal cell derived EVs. He has a strong track record in the purification, characterisation and therapeutic activity of EVs and has published several articles on this topic. Due to the overall increasing interest in EV biology, the group is involved in several projects on the campus and is actively cooperating with different German and international groups.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bernd Giebel
Phone +49 (0) 201 723 4204

Dr. Verena Börger
Phone +49 (0) 201 723 83038