Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Jan-Thorsten Schantz

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Email: jtschantz@ntu.edu.sg
Assoc Prof Jan-Thorsten Schantz

Biography
Dr. Jan-Thorsten Schantz is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon from the Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. He graduated from the University of Freiburg, Germany with a MD and Received his PhD from the National University of Singapore. In 2010 he received his Habilitation from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen in the field of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Schantz was trained in plastic surgery in Freiburg, Singapore and Munich and in aesthetic plastic surgery at the Bodenseeklinik under Prof. Werner Mang.
Dr. Schantz was part of the surgical team at the Hospital Rechts der Isar who performed the worlds first double arm transplant in 2008.
For his research in the field of bone regeneration he received multiple international awards. He is the editor of the book series Manuals in Biomedical Research and co-founded the biotech company Osteopore International.
He currently holds the position as visiting associate professor at the Division of Bioengineering at Nanyang Technological University.
Research Interests
tissue engineering of bone, cartilage
cell material interaction
cell culture systems
regenerative medicine
cell migration (cell guidance, vascular guidance, biological guidance)
craniofacial and breast surgery

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