Simon PHILIPP HOERSTRUP
M.D., Ph.D. - Head of Regenerative Medicine Programme
and Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Simon P. Hoerstrup is Director of the Swiss Centre of Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) and Scientific Director at the Department of Surgery, both at the University Hospital and University of Zürich, Switzerland.
Dr. Hoerstrup obtained his medical (M.D.) and scientific (Ph.D.) education at Universities in Germany (Cologne), Switzerland (Bern), and the USA (Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and Boston, Harvard Medical School). After his clinical training in Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Zurich, Dr. Hoerstrup was post-doc research fellow at Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Dr. Hoerstrup's research activities have mainly focused on biologically inspired novel medical technologies, such as tissue engineering, cell based therapies and regenerative medicine with a special interest as to cardiovascular disease. His work at the interface of basic science and translational research has resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and a unique patent portfolio within this innovative field. Dr. Hoerstrup serves as a reviewer for numerous journals as well as for a number of granting agencies. Furthermore, Dr. Hoerstrup is co-founder of several University spin-off companies in the Biotechnology and Medical Technology sector and serves on the scientific advisory board of various Life Science companies.