Regenerative Medicine denotes the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. Other concepts are based on the application of hybrid organs and processed and modified cells. Therefore, this interdisciplinary research field combines the methods of clinical medicine with molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, as well as materials sciences, medical engineering and nanotechnology.
The Charité is one of the leading Transplantation Centers in Germany. The department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery (head: Prof. Dr. J. Pratschke) offers kidney, liver, pancreas and multiple organ transplantion. Beside a broad portfolio of clinical trials in transplantation the experimental research program consists of an interactive group of basic and clinical investigators from the departments of Immunology, Nephrology and Surgery.
To improve the prognosis of cancer patients, the identification of reliable prognostic factors and new therapeutic targets is crucial. Tumor specific gene-expression, metabolic pathways and signal transduction have been elucidated and are the basis for new diagnostic procedures and cancer therapeutic concepts. This Division performs laboratory-based research focussing on characterization and modulation of progenitor signaling pathways in hepato-biliary and pancreatic cancer.
Digital Surgery is the cumulation of countless technological revolutions in surgery, improving surgical procedures in duration, quality and postoperative outcome.
The fields of AI assisted decision-making, robotic surgery and the implementation of Mixed and Virtual reality for preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance are covered by a growing force of technical enthusiasts among our surgeons, students and cooperation partners alike.