Studies on regeneration
Stem cells/neurospheres were isolated from the spiral ganglion and differentiated into inner ear specific nerve cells. Transplantation studies of spiral ganglion progenitor cells from GFP-transgenic mice into the rat inner ear, in vitro and in vivo, are performed in collaboration with the Karolinska hospital.
Experimental studies of in vitro cultured auditory nerve cells have been made such as the effects of axotomy, guidance molecules, growth factors and electric stimulation.
Members of the group
Helge Rask-Andersen, Professor
D. Brackmann, Professor, Hitselberger, Linthicum, HEI/HEC, Los Angeles, USA
A. Schrott-Fischer, Professor, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria
W. Baumgartner, Professor, Vienna ENT Clinic, Gstoettner, Austria
H. Löwenheim, Professor, Tübingen University Hospital, Germany
T. Yeo, Professor, Catholic General Hospital, Seoul, S. Korea
L. Sennaroglu, Professor, Ankara, Turkey
V. Colletti, Professor, Verona, Italy
I. Pykkö, Professor, Tampere, Finland
T. Lenarz, Professor, Hannover, Germany