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Cellular BioMechanics & BioMaterials

We explore the interaction between cells, their surrounding matrix, and biomaterials for the development of new muskuloskeletal treatment strategies. We design micro-environments that provide specific mechanical, geometrical, and biochemical signals to support and control endogenous healing cascades.

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  • Erik Brauer received for

    Collagen fibrils mechanically contribute to tissue contraction in an in vitro wound healing scenario

    the second prize of the PhD Student Award in Regenerative Medicine 2019
    of the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies

    Authors of the publication: Brauer E, Lippens E, Klein O, Nebrich G, Schreivogel S, Korus G, Duda GN, Petersen A 2019;

  • Sophie Görlitz received for

    Mechanical forces control BMP signaling with consequences for cell differentiation and matrix formation

    the best poster
    at the BSRT Symposium 2018 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Regenerative Therapies: The Role of Space and Time in Healing Processes"


  • Ansgar Petersen received for

    A biomaterial with a channel-like pore architecture induces endochondral healing of bone defects

    the basic research award 2019
    of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU)


  • Ehsan Soodmand received

    3 months of research to further develop the computational model at the Technical University of Eindhoven

    Mobility Award for Young Researchers


  • Ehsan Soodmand received for

    The Influence of geometrical contrains on cellular organization during the early stages of bone healing

    German Society for Biomechanics e.V.
    Travel Award to present at the 25th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics


  • Ehsan Soodmand receive for

    Mechanical interactions between cells and extracellular matrix during early stage of bone healing

    the 1st poster prize
    at the BSRT Symposium 2018 "The Art of Failure: Regenerative Therapies - from experimental Sketches to Clinical Masterpieces"


  • Ehsan Soodmand received for

    Mechanically Driven Cellular Self-Organization and Soft Tissue Patterning in Bone Healing

    the 1st poster prize
    at the BSRT Symposium 20187 "Recognize, Repair, Regrow - Personalized Medicine Rises"

  • Ansgar Petersen received for

    Bioglass incorporation into a collagen guiding structure supports and impairs endochondral bone regeneration - a dose-response analysis

    Outstanding Oral Presentation Award
    Meeting of the German Society for Biomaterials (DGBM), Aachen

    Authors: Petersen A, Leemhuis H, Hoess A, Ellinghaus A, Herrera A, Nies B, Heschel I, Duda GN 2016;

  • Maike Werner received for

    Influence of surface curvature on human mesenchymal stromal cell migration and differentiation

    1. Prize Oral Presentation form the
    European Society for Biomaterials
    at the European Society for Biomaterials Meeting, Liverpool, UK


  • Jessica Kopf erhielt für

    BMP2 and mechanical loading cooperatively regulate immediate early signalling events in the BMP pathway

    the PhD Student Award in Regenerative Medicine 2012
    from the Berlin-Brandenburger Schule for Regenerative Therapies

    Autoren der Publikation: Kopf J*, Petersen A*, Duda GN and Knaus P. BMC Biol. 2012;10:37 2012;