Microphysiological Systems in Biomedical Research: Immunology, Human Stem Cells, Microbiota Host - Interaction, Disease Modeling and Drug Development 

Lab Members


Alexander Mosig, PhD

Alexander is head of the research group and studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He holds a PhD in Cell Biology and has the venia legendi in Cell Biology and Biochemistry. 

Alexander's CV

​research interests:

host-microbiota interaction, disease modelling of chronic and acute inflammation, immune response to infection, stem cell biology, tissue engineering, microphysiological systems

Nicole Engert, PhD

research interests:

iPSC, IBD, stem cell biology, human intestinal organoids

Fatina Siwczak, MSc.

Fatina is PhD Student at CSCC. Her research focusses on the characterisation of pathomechanisms of S.aureus - infections in Liver-on-chip and Lung-on-chip models. 

research interests:

Infection, liver-on-chip, host-pathogen-interaction, macrophage biology

funded by BMBF, CSCC 


Valentin Wegner, B.Sc.

Valentin is PhD student and holds a BSc. in Molecular Medicine. He works on the establishment of a stem cell based gut model for studying the impact of the human microbiota on immune modulatory therapies.

research interests:

hiPSC, gut-on-chip, microbiota


Hristina Koceva, M.Sc.

Hristina is PhD student and holds a MSc. in Molecular Medicine. She works on the establishment of a stem cell based lung model for viral infections of Influenza Virus A 

research interests:

hiPSC, lung-on-chip, lung-organoids


Aina Kehinde ("Kenny") Oluwasegun, MSc.

Kenny is PhD student and holds BSc. in Microbiology and MSc. in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology. He is Early Stage Researcher in the Innovative Training Network EUROoC and develops an hiPSC based liver-on-chip model. His works focuses on metabolic pattern of liver zonation and disease mechanisms of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. 

research interests:

hiPSC, hepatocyte biology, NASH

funded by European Commission, EUROoC ITN

Melanie Ulrich

Melanie is  medical technical laboratory assistant. She's responsible for primary cell isolation, handling of iPS cells, cell culture routine and lab organisation.


Nora Mosig

Nora is medical technical laboratory assistant with completed 1st state examination in human medicine. She's responsible for cultivation and characterisation of microorganisms, hiPSC and primary cells culture.