Simon is a physician and leader in the field tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He is Chair and Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Co-Director of the recently founded Wyss Translational Center Zurich in Switzerland. Hoerstrup is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Associate Member of the Department of Health Science Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and associate faculty of the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in Boston (USA).
His work at the interface of basic science and translational research has resulted in more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications and a unique patent portfolio in the field of regenerative medicine. Hoerstrup leads several major scientific international consortia projects funded by the European Commission, the Swiss National Science Foundation, Commission for Technology and Innovation, etc.
Simon Hoerstrup obtained his medical and scientific education in Germany, USA, and Switzerland. He was postdoctoral research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. His main research expertise lies in the fields of tissue engineering, cell based therapies and disease modeling.