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Computational Mechanobiology

Tissues in the musculoskeletal system are exquisitely designed with superb mechanical properties. The tissues are also able to adapt to withstand changing mechanical conditions. The Computational Mechanobiology Group is focused on understanding these two exciting features. Using computer modeling techniques, we seek to understand the mechanical behavior of tissues and their adaptive and regenerative response to mechanical stimuli at the different time and length scales.

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Scientific partners

Prof. Ellen Kuhl
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Prof. Bettina Willie
Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Lutz Brusch
Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing, Technical University Dresden, Germany

Prof. Manfred Zehn
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Dr. Richard Weinkamer
Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Institute, Golm, Germany

Susanna Röblitz
Department of mathematics and computer science, Free University Berlin, Germany

Clinical partners

Dr. Matthias Pumberger
Centrum für Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie, CMSC