• Vascular bioprinting with enzymatically degradable...

    Thomas A et al.; Acta Biomater. 2020 Sep 24;S1742-7061(20)30556-0.doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2020.09.033.

  • Reference genes in a trauma model

    Otto E et al., Sci Rep. 2020 Sep 14;10(1):15057.doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71895-x

  • Prolonged BMP-2 release supports bone regeneration

    Berkmann JC. et al., 2020 Aug 28;12(9):E823.doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics12090823

  • Altered Muscle Fascicles post-ATR

    Agres AN et al., Front Physiol. 2020 Jul 21;11:746.doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00746. eCollection 2020

  • 3D Movement diagnostics - 1. FC Union Berlin

    At the beginning of the season some players of the 1. FC Union Berlin visited our BeMoveD lab.

  • How we keep our knee healthy and resilient...

    JWI et al., Magazin Focus 24/2020, Patient Knie

Julius Wolff Institute

Basic and applied research in orthopaedics and trauma surgery

Following in the tradition of Julius Wolff, we explore the interplay between mechanics and biology in bone and muscle. Motivated by clinical necessities, we concentrate on basic and applied research in orthopedics and trauma surgery.

Our Focus

Understand - the interaction between movement and loading within joint replacements and during fracture healing

Enable - musculoskeletal mobility

Initiate - regeneration in challenging healing situations, such as delayed bone healing, bone defect healing, muscle trauma, ligament injury and arthrosis.

JWI Network

Inspiration - Our research teams have the opportunity to develop their ideas into joint reserach projects with the support of modern team coaching and seed funding provided by the ECRT.

Education - All our PhD Students and Postdocs are members of the BSRT Graduate School and supported by the mentoring infrastructure.

Translation - We develop innovative therapies by applying biomechanical, mechano-biological and osteo-immunological concepts. Translational approaches are supported by infrastructures of the BCRT.

Regeneration - Essential for our clinically motivated research is the close interaction with our partner clinics CMSC with whom we have built a focus on "movement research".


  • Edoardo Borgiani is graduated

    BSRT Student Edoardo Borgiani defended his thesis on the 03 September 2020

    His Dissertation is entitled
    Multiscale in silico model to investigate compromised bone healing conditions


  • Christian Bucher is graduated

    BSRT Student Christian Bucher defended his thesis on the 14. August 2020

    His Dissertation is entitled
    Bone tissue under the influence of an aged/experienced adaptive imunne system


  • Dr. Ansgar Petersen got his call for the W2 professorship

    The professorship was entitled:
    "W2 Professorship (with Tenure Track) for Architectured Biomedical Materials for Tissue Regeneration"

  • Sophie Görlitz is graduated

    BSRT Student Sophie Görlitz defended her thesis on the 02. June 2020.

    Her Thesis was entiteld
    "The role of mechanical forces in osteogenic differentiation, BMP signaling and early tissue formation processes in the context of bone healing.”

  • Dr. Katharina Schmidt-Bleek has habilitated.

    Dr. Katharina Schmidt-Bleek received her teching license on 31.01.2020

    Her thesis was entitled
    "It´s all in the experience”