Gibbs, S.

+31 20 59 80181
acta ( mondgezondh )
Professor (Oral Cell Biology)


  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cell biology

Professional interests

  • Animal free alternative test methods
  • Oral mucosa and skin wound healing
  • Risk assessment

Professional employment history

2012 - pre­sentChair: Pro­fes­sor Skin and Mu­co­sa Re­ge­ne­ra­ti­ve (ACTA / VUmc)
2012 - pre­sentSe­ni­or sci­en­tist Dept. Oral Cell Bi­o­lo­gy / ACTA
2006 - pre­sentHead of SkinLab, dept Molecular Cell Biology and Imunology, Amsterdam UMC, location VUMC
2006-2018Head of Re­search and De­vel­op­ment (CSO) A-SkinBV
2001-2001Post­doc, De­part­ment of Der­ma­to­lo­gy, VUMC
1993-2000Post­doc, De­part­ment of Der­ma­to­lo­gy, LUMC
1992-1993Post­doc, Dept Mo­le­cu­lar ge­ne­tics, LU
1987-1992PhD, Lei­den Uni­ver­si­ty, Dept Mo­le­cu­lar Ge­ne­tics
1987MSc, in Che­mistry, LU
1982-1985BSc, Bi­o­che­mistry/Phy­si­o­lo­gy. Shef­field uni­ver­si­ty, En­g­land

Selected scientific publications

  • Shang, L., et al., Commensal and Pathogenic Biofilms Alter Toll-Like Receptor Signaling in Reconstructed Human Gingiva. Front Cell Infect Microbiol, 2019. 9: p. 282. 
  • Roffel, S., et al., Evaluation of a novel oral mucosa in vitro implantation model for analysis of molecular interactions with dental abutment surfaces. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res, 2019. 21 Suppl 1: p. 25-33. 
  • Rodrigues Neves, C., et al., Human saliva stimulates skin and oral wound healing in vitro. J Tissue Eng Regen Med, 2019. 
  • Gibbs, S., et al., Biology of soft tissue repair: gingival epithelium in wound healing and attachment to the tooth and abutment surface. Eur Cell Mater, 2019. 38: p. 63-78. 
  • Shang, L., et al., Multi-species oral biofilm promotes reconstructed human gingiva epithelial barrier function. Sci Rep, 2018. 8(1): p. 16061. 
  • Kosten, I.J., et al., MUTZ-3 derived Langerhans cells in human skin equivalents show differential migration and phenotypic plasticity after allergen or irritant exposure. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol, 2015. 287(1): p. 35-42.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)