Board of Directors

Univ. Prof. Dr. Anita Ignatius

Institute Director
Veterinary
Group head of bone biology and fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55301
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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
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Publications

apl. Prof. Dr. Lutz Dürselen

Associate Director

Mechanical Engineer
Group head of joint biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55333
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Publications (Publons)
Orcid Account

Scientific staff

Post Docs

Dr. rer. nat. Verena Fischer

Nutritional scientist
Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55324
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Dr. biol. hum. Fabio Galbusera

Biomedical Engineer

Computational Engineering
Spine biomechanics

Tel: +49 731 500-55342
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Publications

PD 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
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Publications

Dr. biol. hum. René Jonas

Mechanical Engineer

Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55349
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Dr. biol. hum. Christian Liebsch

Biomedical Engineer

Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55325
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Dr. rer. nat. Astrid Liedert

Biologist

Cell biology
Bone metabolism and regeneration

Tel.: +49 731 500-55333
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Dr. biol. hum. Cornelia Neidlinger-Wilke

Biologist

Biology of spinal disc

Tel.: +49 731 500-55319
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Publications

Dr. biol. hum. Frank Niemeyer

Computer Scientist

Computational engineering
Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55326
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Dr. biol. hum. Benedikt Schlager

Aerospace Engineer

Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55349
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Dr. biol. hum. Andreas Martin Seitz

Biomedical Engineer

Joint Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55312
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Publications

Dr. med. vet. Svenja Stein

Veterinary surgeon
Meniscal replacement

Tel.: +49 731 500-55328
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Graciosa Quelhas Teixeira PhD biomed. sci.

Biomedical engineer

Biology of spinal disc

Tel.: +49 731 500-55324
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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
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E-mail
 

Jan Jansen M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineer

Spine biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55352
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Benjamin Krüger

Veterinary surgeon

Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55348
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Deniz Ragipoglu M.Sc.

Bioengineer
Biology of Fracture Healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55325
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Jan-Moritz Ramge M.Sc.

Molecular and Translational Neuroscientist
Biology of bone healing

Phone: +49 731 500-55312
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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.: +49 731 500-55329
Fax: +49 731 500-55302

E-mail

 

Lena Steppe M.Sc.

Biochemist

Biology of fracture healing

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

 

Matthias Sukopp M.Sc.

Biomedical engineer

Joint biomechanics

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

E-mail

 

Miriam Tschaffon M. Sc.

Biologist

Biology of fracture healing

Tel.: +49 731 500-55351
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E-mail
 

Morten Vogt M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineer

Spine Biomechanics

Tel.: +49 731 500-55328
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E-mail
 

Jasmin Wehrstein M.Sc.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnologist

Biology of fracture healing

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

E-mail

 

Guest scientists

Alexandra Rouhier B. Eng.

Internship
Spine Biomechanics

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

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
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Technical staff

Yasemin Aydogdu

Technical Assistent

Histology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55344
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Iris Baum

Technical Assistent
Cell biology
Molecular biology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55323
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Kristina Diepold

Technical Assistent
Histology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55344
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Bettina Herde

Technical Assistant
Molecular biology
Cell lab

Tel.: +49 731 500-55323
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Patrizia Horny

Technical Assistant

Measuring technique
Material testing
Graphik designer

Tel.: +49 731 500-55327
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Werner Ohmayer

Mechatronic engineer
Quality management
IT administration

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Angelika Reindl

Med. Documentation Assistant
Secretary of the institute  

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Brigitte Siegel

Medical Documentalist

Library
Secretary of the institute

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Marion Tomo

Technical Assistant
Histology

Tel.: +49 731 500-55304
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E-mail
 

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Karin Werner

Biomedical Engineer
Spine biomechanics 

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

 

Students

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
 

Sophie Dittberner

cand. med.
Joint biomechanics

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

Maresa Großkinsky

cand. med.
Spine biomechanics

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


 

Yana Höpfner

Internship
Biology of Intervertebral Discs

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

Sabrina Höse 

cand. med.
Joint Biomechanics

Theresia Hofmann 

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

Larissa Kruck

cand. med.
Joint Biomechanics

 

Florian Krump 

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

 

Mara Kugel

cand. med.
Joint biomechanics

Diana Lemke B. Sc.

Student assistant
Joint biomechanics

 

Dominik Lemke B. Sc.

Student assistant
Joint biomechanics

 

Marina Meißnest B.Eng.

Master student
Spine Biomechanics

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

 

Julia Nothelfer B.Sc.

Master thesis
Biology of intervertebral discs

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

 

Timo Theurer

Student assistant
Joint biomechanics

Markus Vlcek 

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics
 

Annika Zanker

Internship
Spine Biomechanics

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

 

Lena Zöllner 

cand. med.
Spine Biomechanics

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