Dr. Ann-Cathrin Volz


Building 2, room 006

Tel: 07121 271-1442

Mail: Ann-Cathrin.volz@dont-want-spam.Reutlingen-University.de

Research Projects


Since 07/2018: Postdoc at Reutlingen University 

11/2014 - 06/2018: PhD student at the University of Hohenheim supervised by Prof. Dr. Petra Kluger and Prof. Dr. Lutz Graeve

„Optimization of culture conditions for the defined differentiation, long-term and co-culture of adipose-derived stem cells for the setup of a fatty tissue model” at the Reutlingen Research Institute

10/2011 – 09/2014: Molecular Nutritional Science (M. Sc.), University of Hohenheim

Master thesis: “Isolation and characterization of human fatty tissue pericytes and evaluation of their angiogenic potential“ at the Fraunhofer IGB, Department CTE

10/2008 – 09/2011:Nutritional Science (B. Sc.), University of Hohenheim

Bachelor thesis: “Evaluation of the project "Analysis of the nutrional value of school catering and control of the institution" by the food monitoring in Baden-Württemberg: nutritional values, hygiene and general conditions“

Thematic Priorities

  • Adipose Tissue Engineering
  • Bioprinting
  • Stem cell differentiation
  • Co-culture systems
  • Serumfree/defined cell culture
  • Cell-based test systems


Ann-Cathrin Volz, Birgit Omengo, Sandra Gehrke, Petra J.Kluger. Comparing the use of differentiated adipose-derived stem cells and mature adipocytes to model adipose tissue in vitro. Differentiation, Volume 110, 2019, Pages 19-28, ISSN 0301-4681, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diff.2019.09.002

A.-C. Volz, L. Hack, P. J. Kluger: A Cellulose-based material for vascularized adipose tissue engineering; J Biomed Mater Res B. 09/2018; DOI:10.1002/jbm.b.34235

A.-C. Volz, L. Hack, F. B. Atzinger, P. J. Kluger: Completely defined co-culture of adipogenic differentiated ASCs and microvascular endothelial cells; ALTEX 04/2018; DOI:10.14573/altex.1802191

A.-C. Volz and P. J. Kluger: Completely serum-free and chemically defined adipocyte development and maintenance; Cytotherapy 02/2018; DOI:10.1016/j.jcyt.2018.01.004

A.-C. Volz, B. Huber, A. M. Schwandt, P. J. Kluger: EGF and hydrocortisone as critical factors for the co-culture of adipogenic differentiated ASCs and microvascular endothelial cells; Differentiation 01/2017; DOI:10.1016/j.diff.2017.01.002

A.-C. Volz, B. Huber, P. J. Kluger: Adipose-derived stem cell differentiation as a basic tool for vascularized adipose tissue engineering; Differentiation 03/2016; DOI:10.1016/j.diff.2016.02.003

B. Huber, A.-C. Volz, P. J. Kluger: Understanding the cross-talk of mature adipocytes and endothelial cells in physiological fatty tissue for vascularized adipose tissue engineering; Cell and Tissue Res 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00441-015-2274-9

B. Huber, A.-C. Volz, P. J. Kluger: How do culture media influence in vitro perivascular cell behavior?; Cell Biology International 07/2015; DOI:10.1002/cbin.10515