Gibbs, S.

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 - present Chair: Professor Skin and Mucosa Regenerative (ACTA / VUmc)
2012 - present Senior scientist Dept. Oral Cell Biology / ACTA
2006 - present Head of Dermatology research lab, VUMC
2006 - present Head of Research and Development (CSO) A-SkinBV
2001-2001 Postdoc, Department of Dermatology, VUMC
1993-2000 Postdoc, Department of Dermatology, LUMC
1992-1993 Postdoc, Dept Molecular genetics, LU
1987-1992 PhD, Leiden University, Dept Molecular Genetics
1987 MSc, in Chemistry, LU
1982-1985 BSc, Biochemistry/Physiology. Sheffield university, England

Selected scientific publications

  • Vriens AP, Waaijman T, van den Hoogenband HM, de Boer EM, Scheper RJ, Gibbs S. Comparison of autologous full-thickness gingiva and skin substitutes for wound healing. Cell Transplant 2008;17(10-11):1199-209.
  • (WpR) van den Broek LJ, Kroeze KL, Waaijman T, Breetveld M, Sampat-Sardjoepersad SC, Niessen FB, Middelkoop E, Scheper RJ, Gibbs S. Differential Response of Human Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Dermal Fibroblasts, and Keratinocytes to Burn Wound Exudates: Potential Role of Skin-Specific Chemokine CCL27. Tissue Eng Part A. e-pub 2013 (2014 Jan;20(1-2):197-209.)
  • (WpR) Gibbs S, Corsini E, Spiekstra SW, Galbiati V, Fuchs HW, Degeorge G, Troese M, Hayden P, Deng W, Roggen E. An epidermal equivalent assay for identification and ranking potency of contact sensitizers. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2013 Oct 15;272(2):529-41.
  • (WpR) Blok CS, Vink L, de Boer EM, van Montfrans C, van den Hoogenband HM, Mooij MC, Gauw SA, Vloemans JA, Bruynzeel I, van Kraan A, Kuik J, Waaijman T, Scheper RJ, Gibbs S. Autologous skin substitute for hard-to-heal ulcers: Retrospective analysis on safety, applicability, and efficacy in an outpatient and hospitalized setting. Wound Repair Regen. 2013 Sep-Oct;21(5):667-76.
  • Ouwehand K, Spiekstra SW, Waaijman T, Scheper RJ, de Gruijl TD, Gibbs S. Technical Advance: Langerhans Cells derived from a human cell line in a full-thickness skin-equivalent undergo allergen-induced maturation and migration. Journal of Leukocyte Biology: 2011 Nov;90(5):1027-33.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)