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Janek von Byern is scientific researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Experimentelle und Klinische Traumatologie (LBI), the leading Austrian institute in the sector of tissue regeneration. Dr. von Byern´s work focuses on biological adhesives and its future feasibility for medical and cosmetic applications. He studied biology at the University of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) and finalized his Ph.D. work at the University of Vienna in Austria about the gland morphology and glue composition in the cephalopod Idiosepius. Within the last 12 years, he collected glue-producing animals world-wide and investigated its adhesive components, mechanical properties and biocompatibility with national and international support.

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