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Speaker Profile

Steffen Mitzner

Head of the Fraunhofer Research Group


​Head Division of Nephrology, Medical Faculty

University of Rostock, Ernst-Heydemann-Str. 6, 18057 Rostock, Germany

 Academic and Scientific Career

1985-1990       Medical study, University of Rostock, Germany

1990-1991       Medical study, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

1988-1991       M. D. thesis in intensive care nephrology, Rostock, Germany

1991-1997       Internal Medicine Specialization, Medical School, Rostock, Germany

1998-2008       Nephrology Subspecialization, Medical School, Rostock, Germany

2006-2011       Junior Professor for Medical Membrane technologies, Univ. Rostock

2010                Habilitation in Internal Medicine, Medical School Rostock, Germany

Since 2011      Full Professor and Head of Division of Nephrology, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, Germany

Since 2011      Head of the Fraunhofer Society- Project Group "Extracorporeal Immuno-

                        Modulation" Rostock, Germany

Research Profile

  • Extracorporeal blood/plasma detoxification methods, renal replacement therapies
  • Basic and clinical research in kidney and liver failure
  • Immune cell-Bioreactor therapies for the treatment of sepsis and multiorgan failure
  • Development of diagnostic methods for the characterization of plasmatic transport mechanisms in kidney and liver failure, sepsis, and transplantation, biosensors

Publications: 78 (Pubmed-listed)

Selected Publications (5)

  • Altrichter J, Sauer M, Kaftan K, Birken T, Gloger D, Gloger M, Henschel J, Hickstein H, Klar E, Koball S, Pertschy A, Schmidt R, Nöldge-Schomburg G, Vagts D, Mitzner SR. Extracorporeal cell therapy of septic shock patients with donor granulocytes – a pilot study. Crit Care 2011;15: R82  (IF 4,9)   
  • Gramowski A, Jugelt K, Schroder O, Weiss DG, Mitzner S. Acute functional neurotoxicity of lanthanum(III) in primary cortical networks. Toxicological Sciences 2010; doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfq385 (IF 4,8)
  • Heemann U, Treichel U, Loock J, Philipp T, Gerken G, Malago M, Klammt S, Loehr M, Liebe S, Mitzner S, Schmidt R, Stange J. Albumin dialysis in cirrhosis with superimposed acute liver injury: a prospective, controlled study. Hepatology 2002; 36(4 Pt 1):949-58 (IF 9,8)
  • Klammt S, Wojak HJ, Mitzner A, Koball S, Rychly J, Reisinger EC, Mitzner S. Albumin-binding capacity (ABiC) is reduced in patients with chronic kidney disease along with an accumulation of protein-bound uraemic toxins. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2011 Nov 15. (IF 3,6)

All sessions by Steffen Mitzner

  • TuesdayApril 26
1:00 PM

Realization of Intellectual Property Value: Models of Development, Funding, and Commercialization