First Name: Marietta
Last Name: Herrmann
Member Since: May 2018
City: Würzburg
Institution: IZKF Group Tissue Regeneration in Musculoskeletal Diseases


Marietta Herrmann studied biology in Aachen, Germany, where she received her PhD in 2012.

Marietta`s PhD was focused on the role of the plasma protein fetuin-A in the regulation of mineral homeostasis. Her thesis, involving in vivo work using transgenic animals as well as in vitro cell biological studies, was specifically focused on the natural mechanisms responsible for the inhibition of ectopic mineralization.

After her PhD, Marietta joined the AO Foundation Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland for postdoctoral training. The main focus of this post-doc was on bone regeneration with emphasis on strategies to promote neovascularisation and the role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) herein.

In 2017, Marietta became group leader of a junior research group embedded in the Musculoskeletal Center Wuerzburg at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. The research focus of the group is on MSC biology, in particular their interaction with the microenvironment, immunomodulatory properties as well as their involvement in bone regeneration.

List of invited presentations

  • 07/09/2019Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Orthopedic Diseases, Korean Conference Osteoporosis and Spine

List of 5 Best Publications

  • In vitro simulation of the early proinflammatory phase in fracture healing reveals strong immunomodulatory effects of CD146-positive mesenchymal stromal cells.Herrmann M, Stanić B, Hildebrand M, Alini M, Verrier S
  • Clearance of Fetuin-A–Containing Calciprotein Particles Is Mediated by Scavenger Receptor-AHerrmann M, Schäfer C, Heiss A, Gräber S, Kinkeldey A, Büscher A, Schmitt MM, Bornemann J, Nimmerjahn F, Herrmann M, Helming L, Gordon S, Jahnen-Dechent W
  • An In Vitro Investigation of Platelet-Rich Plasma-Gel as a Cell and Growth Factor Delivery Vehicle for Tissue EngineeringJalowiec JM, D'Este M, Bara JJ, Denom J, Menzel U, Alini M, Verrier S, Herrmann M
  • Five Days Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Treatment Increases Bone Formation and Reduces Gap Size of a Rat Segmental Bone Defect: A Pilot StudyHerrmann M, Zeiter S, Eberli U, Hildebrand M, Camenisch K, Menzel U, Alini M, Verrier S, Stadelmann VA
  • CD34/CD133 enriched bone marrow progenitor cells promote neovascularization of tissue engineered constructs in vivoHerrmann M, Binder A, Menzel U, Zeiter S, Alini M, Verrier S


- Year Of Promotion: 2012
- Areas Of Expertise: Extracellular Matrix, In Vivo Models, Materials, Mineralisation, Molecular Biology, and Translational Medicine
- Favorite statistical software: Graph Pad
- Favorite Cell: MSC
- Favorite Protein: Fetuin-A
- Best technical skill: Flow cytometry
- Best knowledge: MSC biology
- Hated technique: Adipose tissue dissection
- Research goal: To understand how microenvironmental cues affect the regenerative potential of MSC.
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- Favorite dish: Thai curry
- Favorite place to live: Medium-sized cities
- Best sport skill: Endurance sports
- Worst performance: Singing
- Free time activity: Spending time in nature
- Favorite quote: Carpe Diem