Board of Directors

Univ. Prof. Dr. 
Anita Ignatius

Institute Director
Veterinary
Group head of bone biology and fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55301
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications

apl. Prof. Dr. 
Hans-Joachim Wilke

Associate Director
Mechanical Engineer
Group head of spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55320
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications

apl. Prof. Dr.
Lutz Dürselen

Associate Director
Mechanical Engineer
Group head of joint biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55333
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications (Publons)
Orcid Account

Scientific staff

Post Docs

Dr. rer. nat. Verena Fischer

Nutritional scientist
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55324
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Fabio Galbusera

Biomedical Engineer
Computational Engineering
Spine biomechanics

Tel: +49 731 500-55342
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications

Dr. rer. nat.
Melanie Haffner-Luntzer

Molecular Medicine Scientist
Biology of fracture healing, bone metabolism and cell biomechanics

Tel: +49 731 500-55329
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications

Dr. biol. hum.
René Jonas

Mechanical Engineer
Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55349
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Christian Liebsch

Biomedical Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55325
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Dr. rer. nat.
Astrid Liedert

Biologist
Cell biology
Bone metabolism and regeneration

Tel.: +49 731 500-55333
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Cornelia Neidlinger-Wilke

Biologist
Biology of spinal disc

Tel.: +49 731 500-55319
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications

Dr. biol. hum.
Frank Niemeyer

Computer Scientist
Computational engineering
Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55326
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Benedikt Schlager

Aerospace Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55349
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Andreas Martin Seitz

Biomedical Engineer
Joint Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55312
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications

Dr. med. vet.
Svenja Stein

Veterinary
Meniscal replacement

Tel.: +49 731 500-55328
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Graciosa Quelhas Teixeira 
PhD biomed. sci.

Biomedical engineer
Biology of spinal disc

Tel.: +49 731 500-55324
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Daniela Warnecke

Biomedical Engineer
Meniscal replacement
Tribology
Joint biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55326
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail


Graduate students

Kristin Hauff
M.Sc.

Molecular Biomedical Scientist
Biology of Fracture Healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55325
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Jan Jansen
M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55352
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Benjamin Krüger

Veterinary surgeon
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55348
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

 

 

Deniz Ragipoglu
M.Sc.

Bioengineer
Biology of Fracture Healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55325
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Lena Schröter

Veterinary surgeon
Biomaterials

Tel.: +49 731 500-55348
Fax: +49 731 500-55348

E-mail

 

 

Jonas Schwer
M.Sc.

Computational Scientist
Joint Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55352
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

E-mail

 

 

Lena Steppe
M.Sc.

Biochemist
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55351
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

E-mail

 

 

Miriam Tschaffon
M.Sc.

Biologist
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55351
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Morten Vogt
M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineer
Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55328
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Jasmin Wehrstein
M.Sc.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnologist
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55312
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

E-mail

 

 

Laura Zengerle
M.Sc.

Mechatronics Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55326
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Guest scientists

Youping Tao
MMed

An Hui Medical University (China)
cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55330
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Chen Xiangxu

Medical School Southeast University, Nanjing (China)
cand. med.
Cell biology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55325
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Zhiyao Yong

Tongji University Shanghai (China)
cand. med. 
Spinal disc biology 

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Technical staff

Yasemin Aydogdu

Technical Assistent
Histology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55344
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Iris Baum

Technical Assistent
Cell biology
Molecular biology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55323
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Chérise Grieser
B.Sc.

Technical Assistant
Histology
Molecular biology
Cell lab

Tel.: +49 731 500-55344
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Bettina Herde

Technical Assistant
Molecular biology
Cell lab

Tel.: +49 731 500-55323
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Patrizia Horny

Technical Assistant
Measuring technique
Material testing
Graphik designer

Tel.: +49 731 500-55327
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Werner Ohmayer
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Mechatronic engineer
Quality management
IT administration

Tel.: +49 731 500-55311
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Angelika Reindl

Med. Documentation Assistant
Secretary of the institute  

Tel.: +49 731 500-55301
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E-mail

Brigitte Siegel

Medical Documentalist
Library
Biostatistics
Institute secretary

Tel.: +49 731 500-55311
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E-mail

Marion Tomo

Technical Assistant
Histology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55304
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Karin Werner
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Biomedical Engineer
Spine biomechanics 

Tel.: +49 731 500-55318
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail


Students

Jonas Balko

cand. med.
Joint Biomechanics

 

 

Marco Boos

Student Assistant
Joint biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55307
Fax: +49 731 500-55302



Julius Böttinger

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

 

 

Tugce Demiral
B.Sc.

Master student
Joint Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

 

 

Robert Demmelmaier

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Johanna Diedrich

cand. med.
Biology of Bone Healing and Bone Regeneration

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Sabrina Höse

cand. med.
Joint Biomechanics

E-Mail

Theresia Hofmann

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Anne Köhler

Bachelor thesis
Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55307
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Sophie Dittberner

cand. med.
Joint biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55353
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Andreas Ekkerlein

cand. med. 
Biology of spinal disc

Tel.: +49 731 500-55306
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

 

 

Florian Groß

cand. med.
Biology of Bone Healing and Bone Regeneration

Katharina Kreienbaum

Bachelor thesis
Joint Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Larissa Kruck

cand. med.
Joint Biomechanics

 

 

Florian Krump

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

 

 

Mara Kugel

cand. med.
Joint biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55313
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Annika Lopinski
B.Eng.

Master student
Joint Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

 

 

Christina Merk

Bachelor student
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

 

 

Julian Ostertag

Bachelor thesis
Biology of the spinal disc

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Felix Osthaus

cand. med.
Joint biomechanics

 

 

Carlos Pankratz

cand. med.
Cell Biology

 

 

Nikolai Renz

cand. med.
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55313
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Theresa Schilpp

Bachelor student
Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55307
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

 

 

Markus Vlcek

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Lena Zöllner

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302