The Marga-and-Walter-Boll-Laboratory for Cardiac Tissue Engineering was established by Prof. Dr. Kurt Pfannkuche with generous support of the Marga and Walter-Boll Foundation (Kerpen, Germany) and is situated at the Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Medical Faculty, University of Cologne.


Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and organotypic cells differentiated from hiPSCs are the focus of research projects. Our team works in several areas related to iPS cell technologies including but not limited to cardiac tissue engineering, cardiac organoids, cardiac cell therapy, cardiac diseases, stem cell biotechnology and biomaterial research.