Elisabeth Hofmann

Elisabeth Hofmann has been working at JOANNEUM RESEARCH for 3 years. Since 2019, the deputy research group leader has been busy expanding the research centre's infrastructure and thus giving new methods for researching wound healing a space. Photo: JOANNEUM RESEARCH/Schwarzl

A New Lab To Better Understand Wound Healing Through Skin Models

Graz, 8th of March 2022: Since 2019, Elisabeth Hofmann has been working with the team at COREMED, JOANNEUM RESEARCH's Cooperative Centre for Regenerative Medicine, to establish its own laboratory. The molecular biologist managed the renovation and implementation of the infrastructure. Now the COREMED team can offer an expanded research spectrum for questions related to wound healing. This is of special interest for the pharmaceutical and medtech industry. COREMED offers preclinical and clinical research as well as interdisciplinary R&D services.

Mediainformation (pdf)

Franz Feichtner im Portrait im ZWT

Franz Feichtner wants to continue to actively strengthen and develop HEALTH's positioning in the field of pharmaceutical research. Credit: JOANNEUM RESEARCH/Schwarzl

Franz Feichtner is the new Director of HEALTH 

As of January 2022, Franz Feichtner, previously Deputy Director, has replaced Frank Sinner, who until now successfully led the HEALTH Institute together with Thomas Pieber. The position of deputy director has now been taken over by Thomas Birngruber, who will perform this function in addition to heading the Biomedical Tissue Monitoring research group. Thomas Pieber, who also holds senior positions at the Medical University of Graz and CBmed GmbH, will remain scientific director of the Institute alongside Franz Feichtner. Frank Sinner will greatly reduce his working hours for personal reasons, but will remain associated with HEALTH and will be available for selected strategic topics.


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Heinz Mayer, Credit: JOANNEUM RESEARCH/Bernhard Bergmann


Heinz Mayer succeeds Wolfgang Pribyl as of 1 September 2021 and takes over the management of Austria's second largest non-university research organisation with headquarters in Graz.

JOANNEUM RESEARCH develops solutions and technologies for business and industry in a broad range of sectors and conducts cutting-edge research at an international level. Well embedded in the national and international innovation network, the researchers develop innovations in the three thematic areas of Information and Production Technologies, Human Technology and Medicine, and Society and Sustainability. Now telematics expert Heinz Mayer will take the helm and steer the company with its seven research units through the great challenges of our time.

Press Release

Contact: Gabriele Katz


Accurate biomonitoring is possible
without being noticed; the extremely thinness and softness realize that the sheet system closely
contacts with the skin, Credit: Osaka University/JOANNEUM RESEARCH

Patching up your health

Scientists at Osaka University, in cooperation with JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Weiz, Austria), introduced wireless health monitoring patches that use embedded piezoelectric nanogenerators to power themselves with harvested biomechanical energy. This work may lead to new autonomous health sensors as well as battery-less wearable electronic devices.

Press Release (pdf)

Contact: Dr Barbara Stadlober and Dr Andreas Petritz