Regine Willumeit-Römer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Prof. Dr. Regine Willumeit-Römer obtained a PhD in physics for the structural characterization of ribosomes (University of Hamburg). She used spin-dependent neutron scattering, an approach which gave her the chance also to work at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Her habilitation and venia legendi in biochemistry about the structure-function relationship in ribosomes was also obtained from the University of Hamburg. While working at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) and teaching structural biology in Hamburg, Regine Willumeit-Römer became Head of the Department ‘Macromolecular Structure Research’ at HZG. Her field of research shifted from structural biology towards implant materials, especially biodegradable Magnesium materials. Since 2014 she is full Professor at the University of Kiel, in 2015 she became Director of the Division “Metallic Biomaterials”, Institute for Materials Research, HZG. She has published 165 peer reviewed papers.
Talk Title: Biodegradable Mg implants: Material science meets biology