Board of Directors

Univ. Prof. Dr. 
Anita Ignatius

Institute Director
Veterinary
Group head of bone biology and fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55301
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Publications

Prof. Dr. 
Hans-Joachim Wilke

Associate Director
Mechanical Engineer
Group head of spine biomechanics

Phone: +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

Phone: +49 731 500-55333
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail
Publications (Researcher ID)
Orcid Account

Scientific staff

Post Docs

Dr. rer. nat. Verena Fischer

Nutritional scientist
Biology of fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55324
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Fabio Galbusera

Biomedical Engineer
Computational Engineering
Spine biomechanics

Phone: +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

Phone: +49 731 500-55329
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Publications

Dr. biol. hum.
René Jonas

Mechanical Engineer
Spine Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55328
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Dr. biol. hum. Christian Liebsch

Biomedical Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55325
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Dr. rer. nat.
Astrid Liedert

Biologist
Cell biology
Bone metabolism and regeneration

Phone: +49 731 500-55333
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Cornelia Neidlinger-Wilke

Biologist
Biology of spinal disc

Phone: +49 731 500-55319
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Publications

Dr. biol. hum.
Frank Niemeyer

Computer Scientist
Computational engineering
Spine biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55326
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Dr. biol. hum.
Benedikt Schlager

Mechanical Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55349
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Dr. biol. hum. 
Andreas Martin Seitz

M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering
Joint Biomechanics

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

Publications

Dr. med. vet.
Svenja Stein

Veterinary
Meniscal replacement

Phone: +49 731 500-55328
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Graciosa Quelhas Teixeira 
PhD biomed. sci.

Biomedical engineer
Biology of spinal disc

Phone: +49 731 500-55324
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Graduate students

Kristin Hauff
M.Sc.

Molecular Biomedical Scientist
Biology of Fracture Healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55325
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Jan Jansen
M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55352
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Benjamin Krüger

Veterinary surgeon
Biology of fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55348
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

 

 

Deniz Ragipoglu
M.Sc.

Bioengineer
Biology of Fracture Healing

Phone.: +49 731 500-55325
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Lena Schröter

Veterinary surgeon
Biomaterials

Phone: +49 731 500-55348
Fax: +49 731 500-55348

E-Mail

 

 

Lena Steppe M.Sc.

Biochemist
Biology of fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55351
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

E-Mail

 

 

Miriam Tschaffon
M.Sc.

Biologist
Biology of fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55348
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Daniela Warnecke
M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineer
Meniscal replacement
Tribology
Joint biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55326
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Jasmin Wehrstein

Pharmaceutical Biotechnologist
Biology of fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55312
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

E-Mail

 

 

Laura Zengerle
M.Sc.

Mechatronics Engineer
Spine biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55326
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-mail

Guest scientists

Youping Tao MMed

An Hui Medical University (China)
Spine Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55330
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Chen Xiangxu

Medical School Southeast University, Nanjing (China)
Doctoral thesis
Cell biology

Phone: +49 731 500-55306
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

Iris Baum

Technical Assistent
Cell biology
Molecular biology

Phone: +49 731 500-55323
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Chérise Grieser

Technical Assistant
Histology
Molecular biology
Cell lab

Phone: +49 731 500-55344
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Bettina Herde

Technical Assistant
Molecular biology
Cell lab

Phone: +49 731 500-55323
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Patrizia Horny

Technical Assistant
Measuring technique
Material testing
Graphik designer

Phone: +49 731 500-55327
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Werner Ohmayer
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Mechatronic and quality management engineer
Quality management
IT administration

Phone: +49 731 500-55311
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Angelika Reindl

Med. Documentation Assistant
Secretary of the institute  

Phone: +49 731 500-55301
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Brigitte Siegel

Medical Documentalist
Library
Biostatistics
Stand-in institute secretary

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

Marion Tomo

Technical Assistant
Histology

Phone: +49 731 500-55304
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail

Karin Werner
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Biomedical Engineer
Spine biomechanics 

Phone: +49 731 500-55318
Fax: +49 731 500-55302
E-Mail


Students

Jonas Balko

cand. med.
Joint Biomechanics

 

 

Marco Boos

Internship
Joint biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55307
Fax: +49 731 500-55302



Julius Böttinger

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

 

 

Saskia Brendle

Bachelor student
Spine Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55306

 

 

Elisabeth Debout B.Sc.

Master thesis
Spine Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55307
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Andreas Ekkerlein

cand. med. 
Biology of spinal disc

Phone: +49 731 500-55314

 

 

Florian Groß

cand. med.
Biology of Bone Healing and Bone Regeneration

Sabrina Höse

cand. med.
Joint Biomechanics

E-Mail

Robert Demmelmaier

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Johanna Diedrich

cand. med.
Biology of Bone Healing and Bone Regeneration

Phone: +49 731 500-55314
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Sophie Dittberner

cand. med.
Joint biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55353
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Theresia Hofmann

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Shamila Hübner

Bachelor thesis
Spine biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55313
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Anne Köhler

Bachelor thesis
Spine Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55307
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Katharina Kreienbaum

Bachelor thesis
Joint Biomechanics

Phone: +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

Phone: +49 731 500-55313
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Annika Lopinski

Master student
Joint Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55314

 

 

Christina Merk

Bachelor student
Biology of fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55314

 

 

Julian Ostertag

Student assistant
Biology of the spinal disc

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

Felix Osthaus

cand. med.
Joint biomechanics

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

Carlos Pankratz

cand. med.
Cell Biology

 

 

Nikolai Renz

cand. med.
Biology of fracture healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55313
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

Theresa Schilpp

Bachelor student
Spine Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55307

 

 

Anne Seywald

Internship
Joint Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55307

 

 

Markus Vlcek

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Nils Zippel

Student assistant
Joint Biomechanics

Lena Zöllner

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Phone: +49 731 500-55314