Institute of Reproductive- and Regenerative Biology

Within an interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and physicists, we perform basic research to unravel the physiology of reproduction and organ/tissue regeneration. We study the function of testicular stem and germ cells, the mechanisms controlling spermatogenesis, sperm function, and embryonic development. Moreover, in close collaboration with clinicians, we perform translational and clinical research in the area of reproductive endocrinology, male fertility disorders, and andrology. In particular, we want to improve the diagnostics and treatment of human fertility disorders, including optimization and control of reproductive functions and the generation of cells and gametes for therapeutic procedures.