Collage AG Brüggemann

Multifunctional biomaterials

Our interdisciplinary research team is interested in understanding cell-material interactions on different length scales. Based on fundamental biophysical principles, we develop new biofabrication techniques to prepare fibrous and porous biopolymer scaffolds for cell culture studies. The results of our research will be highly interesting for the development of multifunctional biomaterials for future tissue engineering applications.

Research activities

Reagenzgläser mit verschiedenfarbigen Flüssigkeiten.


Tissues are composed of different cell types, which are surrounded by the extracellular matrix (ECM), a dense network of different protein nanofibers. 

Team Brüggemann


On this website you will find our contact information. If you are interested in joining our intersdisciplinary team for B.Sc. or M.Sc. thesis, please send us your application including curriculum vitae and research interests. 

Eine Studierende beim Lesen in der Bibliothek.


On this website you will find a list of our publications in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals, contributions in book chapters as well as our patent applications. 

News and information

Dorothea Brüggemann und Karsten Staplfeldt

Media coverage and outreach

Our research has been presented not only in scientific journals but also in local and national press, as well as on the TV and radio. Through broad media coverage our research becomes accessible to general public without extensive scientific background. So far we could report on our findings in buten un binnen, NDR Info, Bremen Zwei and other media.

Mitarbeiter AG Brüggemann


To understand the mechanisms of in vitro fiber assembly and to develop new fibrous biomaterials for tissue engineering we work in a very interdisciplinary team of physicists, biologists, material scientists and chemists. Furthermore, we cooperate with other national and international research groups in the fields of materials and life science.

Dorothea Brüggemann


Prof. Dr. Dorothea Brüggemann 
Emmy Noether research group leader

Institute for Biophysics (FB1)
University of Bremen
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen

Tel: +49 (0)421 218-62286