Christoph Schell

Institute for Surgical Pathology
University Medical Center Freiburg
Hugstetter Str. 55
79106 Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 270-80210

Our group is interested in the role and nature of cell-matrix interactions contributing to the whole spectrum of genetic kidney disease, including hereditary kidney cancer syndromes. Focusing on von-Hippel-Lindau disease we are aiming to decipher contextual alterations of cell-matrix interactions contributing to metastasis or cell-fate specification. We use a wide array of proteomics on archival biobank cohorts, cell culture, live cell imaging and transgenic mouse models to identify novel diagnostic and prognostic markers for hereditary kidney cancer syndromes. We provide expertise on every aspect of ECM/adhesion related techniques (e.g. matrisome proteomics, traction force microscopy) and complex transgenic mouse models to groups within KIDGEM.

Curriculum vitae

 Since 2017 Clinician-Scientist Fellow, Berta-Ottenstein Program, University Medical Center Freiburg
 Since 2016 Clinical Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Pathology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
 2014 - 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Renal Division, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
 2011 - 2014 PhD - Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany
 2010 - 2011 Clinical Resident, Renal Division, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
 2009 MD thesis, Institute of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
 2009 - 2010 Clinical Resident, Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Nephrology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
 2008 German Medical License
 2002 - 2008 Medical Schools of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany and Technical University University Munich, Germany