Welcome at the Julius Wolff Institute

The Julius Wolff Institute is within the university structure of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin assigned to the CharitéCentrum 9.

As a research institute we run applications and basic research in the fields of orthopedics and trauma surgery. Our main research field is the regeneration and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system as well as the improvement of joint replacement.

Our institute brings together national and international scientists from different areas of musculoskeletal research and allows by scientific and personal links with research institutions the scientific exchange of international informations and experiences.

The institute is headed by Prof. Dr. Georg Duda and his deputy, Prof. Dr. Georg Bergmann.

Our best publications in 2014

Below we give you an overview of the publications of our Institute with the highest impact factors. The diversity of these publications gives a good overview of the research bandwidth of our institute.


Bartsch I., Willbold E., Rosenhahn B. & Witte F.:
Non-invasive pH determination adjacent to degradable biomaterials in vivo.
Acta Biomater 2014;10(1):34-9.

Bayerlein B., Zaslansky P., Dauphin Y., Rack A., Fratzl P. & Zlotnikov I.:
Self-similar mesostructure evolution of the growing mollusc shell reminiscent of thermodynamically driven grain growth.
Nat Mater 2014;13(12):1102-7.


Birkhold A.I., Razi H., Duda G.N., Weinkamer R., Checa S. & Willie B.M.:
The influence of age on adaptive bone formation and bone resorption.

Biomaterials 2014;35(34):9290-301.

Duda G.N., Grainger D.W., Frisk M.L., Bruckner-Tuderman L., Carr A., Dirnagl U., Einhäupl K.M., Gottschalk S., Gruskin E., Huber C., June C.H., Mooney D.J., Rietschel E.T., Schütte G., Seeger W., Stevens M.M., Urban R., Veldman A., Wess G. & Volk H.D.:
Changing the mindset in life sciences toward translation: a consensus.
Sci Transl Med 2014;6(264):264cm12.

Hoerth R.M., Seidt B.M., Shah M., Schwarz C., Willie B.M., Duda G.N., Fratzl P. & Wagermaier W.:
Mechanical and structural properties of bone in non-critical and critical healing in rat.
Acta Biomater 2014;10(9):4009-19.

Kraus T., Moszner F., Fischerauer S., Fiedler M., Martinelli E., Eichler J., Witte F., Willbold E., Schinhammer M., Meischel M., Uggowitzer P.J., Löffler J.F. & Weinberg A.:
Biodegradable Fe-based alloys for use in osteosynthesis: outcome of an in vivo study after 52 weeks.
Acta Biomater 2014;10(7):3346-53.


Qazi T.H., Rai R. & Boccaccini A.R.:
Tissue engineering of electrically responsive tissues using polyaniline based polymers: a review.
Biomaterials 2014;35(33):9068-86.

Qazi T.H., Rai R., Dippold D., Roether J.E., Schubert D.W., Rosellini E., Barbani N. & Boccaccini A.R.:
Development and characterization of novel electrically conductive PANI-PGS composites for cardiac tissue engineering applications.
Acta Biomater 2014;10(6):2434-45.

Schulze F., Dienelt A., Geissler S., Zaslansky P., Schoon J., Henzler K., Guttmann P., Gramoun A., Crowe L.A., Maurizi L., Vallée J.P., Hofmann H., Duda G.N. & Ode A.:
Amino-polyvinyl alcohol coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles are suitable for monitoring of human mesenchymal stromal cells in vivo.
Small 2014;10(21):4340-51.


Zheng Y.F., Gu X.N. & Witte F.:
Biodegradable metals
Mat Sci Eng R 2014;77:1 - 34.

Julius-Wolff-Institut organizes an International Symposium on Bone Regeneration (ISBR)

At the International Symposium on Bone Regeneration (ISBR) we will bring together a wide range of scientists who are specialist in their own fields but who want to understand the complexity of bone regeneration.
We want to explore the relationships and interdependence between immune reactions, cell-matrix interactions and the role of progenitor and stem cells in bone healing.

The symposium offers:
- A panel discussion on the current bone regeneration treatments and the economic impact of non-unions.
- Interactive workshops hosted by two keynote speakers, each from a different field, to discuss the interdependence of immune and progenitor cells and their interaction with the matrix during regeneration.
- Opportunities to present your own work (oral and poster presentations)
- Awards for the three best posters

For more details see  Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen Fensterwww.isbr.eu 

Research Unit "Regeneration in Aged Individuals"

Unter der Projektleitung von Prof. Georg Duda hat die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. den Antrag einer Forschergruppe mit dem Arbeitstitel "Regeneration in Aged Individuals: Using bone healing as a model system to characterize regeneration under compromised conditions" für eine Laufzeit von drei Jahren bewilligt.

Die Forschergruppe bezeichnet sich dabei als ein enges Arbeitsbündnis mehrerer Wissenschaftler, die gemeinsam eine Forschungsaufgabe bearbeiten. Neben dem Julius Wolff Institut sind innerhalb der CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin auch die Institute der Medizinischen Genetik und Humangenetik sowie der Medizinischen Immunologie und das Centrum für Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie und das Berlin-Brandenburger Centrum für Regenerative Therapien beteiligt. Weitere Einrichtungen sind das Institut für Biochemie der Freien Universität Berlin und das Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin.  Lesen Sie mehr

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Project funding
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