Dominik Egger received his bachelor degree in Life Science at the University of Hannover in 2011 and continued with the master degree in the same field. During the master studies he was granted a fellowship to study at the Institute of Life Sciences of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2013 he carried out his master thesis on human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) in order to optimize culture conditions with an emphasis on guided differentiation in 3D matrices. His research focused on the application of fluid shear stress with a specialized perfusion bioreactor.
After finishing the master’s degree he moved to Vienna in 2014 to enter the doctoral studies at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. The current research topic is the development of bioprocess strategies for physiological 3D expansion and directed differentiation of hMSC. This is includes the investigation of the influence of parameters like mechanical forces, oxygen concentration or media composition on hMSC.