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Aida Naghilou
Dr.rer.nat. Aida Naghilou, MSc

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-4351-0620

Further Information


Biomimetic Materials; Nerve Regeneration; Schwann Cells; Silk

Research group(s)

Research interests

My research involves characterization of native spider silk for finding a correlation between its material properties and its success in supporting peripheral nerve regeneration. I am also interested in employing spectroscopical methods for quantification of nerve regeneration. In addition, I use ultrashort pulsed lasers for precise and targeted production of functional materials with tailored properties.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Ultrafast lasers and optics
  • Laser patterning for biomimetic materials production
  • Production of nanoparticles for multimodal imaging applications
  • Cell culture
  • Confocal imaging


  • Understanding the acceptance of spider silk by Schwann cells (2020)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Stand-Alone Projects
    Coordinator of the collaborative project