Dr. J. Salber holds a PhD in polymer chemistry and biomedical sciences and is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with 12 years of clinical experience working as emergency room (ER) specialist and trauma surgeon. He is a full instructor of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and educates future ER specialists. He is Head of the Department of Experimental Surgery at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) and senior physician at the Department of Surgery at the Universitatsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum GmbH, Hospital of the Ruhr-University. His clinical interest is focused on Foreign Material-Associated Infections (FMAI), sepsis and multiple trauma immunology. His research group is working in the fields of clinically applied biomedical research with focus on biocompatibility, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, bioassay development and biomarker analysis.