Dr. Tobias Hasenberg is a senior scientist and engineer for TissUse‘ proprietary microphysiological system. Following his diploma thesis on the generation of three-dimensional liver equivalents for the platform, he became part of the core team in 2013.
In his PhD thesis, he focused on the emulation of human microvascular networks in the chips for the supply of incorporated organoids. For this Tobias not only took the biological microenvironment into account but also mechanical cues that are required for physiological cell behavior. His academic studies carried him from the Technische Universität Berlin to the Duke University, North Carolina, to the Robert Koch-Institut and eventually to TissUse. In his five years there he can look back to several young scientist awards and grants from various conferences such as the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences or the European Society for Animal Cell Technology.
Today, Dr. Tobias is directly involved in the development of the Multi-Organ-Chip platform: a unique technology that simulates the activities, mechanics and physiological response of entire organs and organ systems! This human-on-a-chip device is aimed at accelerating the development of pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medical products. For the first time ever, preclinical insight using human tissue and enabling the direct prediction of chemicals’ effects is provided on a systemic level.