• chemical synthetic laboratories
  • physical laboratories
  • material testing laboratory
  • mechanical workshop
  • biochemical laboratory (S2)
  • biological laboratory (S2)
  • microbiological laboratory (S2)
  • small animal test facility (S1)

Research Equipment

  • Chemical Analysis
    • FT-IR
    • ICP-MS
    • Karl-Fisher-Titration
    • Maldi-ToF
    • Osmometer
    • RAMAN
    • IV-Vis
  • Chromatography
    • HPLC Shimadzu
    • Malvern GPC (Chloroform)
    • Malvern SEC with MALS (Aqueous Buffers)
    • Omnisec GPC (DMF)
  • Mechanical Analysis and Rheology
    • Dynamic mechanical Analysis ElectroForce 5500
    • Nanosurf Flex-FPM
    • Universal Testing Machine Zwick Roell Z010
    • Anton Paar Rheometer
  • Particle Analysis
    • Laserdiffractometer Horiba LA 300 Wet
    • Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis NTA, NS300
    • Zetasizer Nano-ZSP Malvern
  • Physical Analysis
    • Mercury Porosimetry
    • XRD Röntgendiffraktometer D5005
  • Surface Analysis
    • Contact Angle and Contour Analysis Dataphysics OCA 15
    • Nanosurf FlexAFM
    • SAW Sam5blue
    • Spincoater
  • 3D Printer
    • RegenHU Bioprinter
    • Inkredible 3D bioprinter
    • Replikator X2 / Makerbot Industries
    • Pulverdrucker  ZP310
    • Stereolithography Amber
    • Stereolithography Envisiontec
  • Melt Electrowriting
    • 7 custom-built melt electrowriting printers
  • Processing
    • Compounder
    • Cryo-Mill
    • Freezedryer
    • Laser Cutter
    • Pilot-Freezedryer
    • Custom-built Solution Electrospinning Device
    • Planetary ball mill
    • Furnaces for up to 1500°C in air for calcinating and sintering of powders
  • Synthesis and Purification
    • Benchtop Incubator
    • Glovebox
    • Microwave Synthesis
    • Night hood
    • Sonicator
  • Completly equipped cell culture laboratory (S2)
  • Microplate Reader (absobtion, luminescence, fluorescence)
  • qRT-PCR
  • Histology equipment for hard tissues
  • Cryostat
  • Electron Microscopy
    • Crossbeam electron microscope Zeiss XB 340 with Cryo stage
    • Tabletop SEM Hitachi
  • Light Microscopy
    • Fluorescence microscope Zeiss Axis Imager.M1
    • Zeiss stereomicroscope Discovery V20 (transmission, diffusor, ringlight)
    • Inverse microscope Zeiss Axis Observer.Z1


Formation of the chair as “Abteilung für Experimentelle Zahnmedizin”

1964 – 1976 Prof. Dr. F. Bramstedt
1976 – 1979 provisional direction by Prof. Gehring
1979 – 1989 Prof. Dr. G. Siebert
1989 – 2006 Prof. Dr. R. Thull
2001 Renaming to “Department for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry”
2006 – 2010 provisional direction by Prof. B. Klaiber

since 08/2010 Prof. Dr. J. Groll

About Würzburg

is located in the heart of Europe, an 80 minute direct train ride away from Frankfurt airport, with direct flights to all major airports in Europe, the US and Asia. Further nearby airports are Nürnberg and Munich.

Würzburg is a historic city with the main attractions “Residenz”, a UNESCO world heritage site, and “Festung Marienberg”, a cultural landmark fortressing over the city center. The city is surrounded by vineyards where local wine makers grow the grapes for the famous Franconian white wines.

The Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg was founded in 1402 and is the oldest University in Bavaria.

It has hosted many famous scientists with the most prominent example being Konrad Röntgen who discovered x-rays in 1895 at the Institute of Physics in Würzburg. Already in 1901, this discovery was honored with the first Nobel Prize in Physics. The actual place of discovery can be visited as a small memorial site, which was set up by preserving his original lab and is open to visitors. It is a 5 min walk from the conference venue (more information available at

As the University is the biggest employer in the city, it and especially it´s students shape the character of the city. Due to this it is a culturally rich and livable city with diverse leisure opportunities to be discovered.

Further information is available on the official website of the city of Würzburg

Travel Information

From Frankfurt to Würzburg:

For flight arrivals at Frankfurt airport there is a direct ICE train connection to Wuerzburg main station. If you land at Terminal 2, please pick up your luggage and use the Skyline Transfer Service to Terminal 1 (departing every 2 – 3 minutes). You will arrive at Terminal 1 on the level that the long distance trains depart from (level 2 departures). Please follow the signs to the long distance train station, about a 600 m walk. If you arrive in Terminal 1, after luggage pick-up you will be in the lower level (arrivals). Here are signs to railway that lead to the regional train station which will not directly bring you to Würzburg. For the long distance train station, you have to move two levels up to the upper departure level (automatic stairs and elevators are available). Here please follow the signs to the long distance train station, again about a 600 m walk. Please find maps of the airport below.

The DB Navigator APP is a very useful and reliable tool to plan train and public transport for the journey to Würzburg.

In Wuerzburg:

After arriving at Würzburg main station, the Department for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry is positioned at the dental clinic in the city center and in walking distance.

Last Updated on September 7, 2021