• Perspective on Treatment Safety and Efficacy

    Moll G et al., Front Immunol. 2020 May 19;11:1091.doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01091

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

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

  • T2 relaxometry and early osteoarthritis

    Roemer FW et al., Cartilag. 2020 Jun 12;1947603520932197. doi: 10.1177/1947603520932197

  • Hybrid pH-sensitive drug delivery system

    Boffito M. et al., Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020 May 19;8:384.doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00384

  • MSC therapies for musculoskeletal indications

    Eder CH et al.; Mol Biol Rep. 2020 May 25.doi: 10.1007/s11033-020-05428-0

  • Infection-related defect non-union

    Helbig L et al; BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 May 27;21(1):329.doi: 10.1186/s12891-020-03355-6

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".


  • 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”

  • Dr. Katharina Schmidt-Bleek has habilitated.

    PD Dr. Tobias Winkler accepted the appointment to the W2 professorship on 29 October 2019.

    His professorship was entitle
    "W2 Professorship (with Tenure Track) of Regenerative Orthopedics and Traumatology"