Prof. Dr. Wiltrud Richter

Curriculum Vitae

2010 – now 

Director of the Research Centre for Experimental Orthopaedics at Heidelberg University Hospital


2004 - now

Full Professor Medical Facuty, University of Heidelberg




Offer for W3 Professorship at the Freiburg Medical Faculty (declined)



Head of the Division fpr Experimental Orthopaedics at Heidelberg University Hospital




Habilitation in Experimental Medicine, Medical Faculty, Universitx of Ulm




Post-Doc at University of California, San Francisco



PhD, Dept. of Internal Medicine I, University of Ulm




qualified as Biologist and Immunologist, University of Ulm


Coordinating functions


Scientific Program Director ICRS 2013



Board Member International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)


2008 - 2011

Board Member Fachkollegium German Research Foundation (DFG)



Road-Map Initiative Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung


2005 - 2011

President German Basic Research Society for Orthopedic Surgery


2005 - 2011

Board Member European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS)


Fields of interest

Biology of induced pluripotent stem cells and adult mesenchymal stroma cells (MSC), trophic actions of MSC and differentiation into cartilage and bone, molecular mechanisms of chondrocyte differentiation, tissue engineering, functionalized biomaterials for instructive tissue regeneration; biomechanical load transmission and influences on cell differentiation.