I am the Professor for Innovative Implant Development (fracture healing) at Saarland University in Germany, an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and a Physiologist. My main fields of research are the musculoskeletal system in spaceflight, immobilization and ageing, as well as bone fractures and biomechanics. This website is about my research, books and what is going on.
We published a paper on the prediction of athletic performance declines with ageing in the journal GeroScience [IF 7.713]. The paper compares conventional prediction models to predictions made by a neuronal network.
The Journal of Gerontology, Series A [IF 6.053] has published our paper on age-related declines in athletic performance. The paper compares cross-sectional to longitudinal performance data.
The Journal Experimental Cell Research [IF 3.905] has published our newest paper from the AGBRESA bed rest study, titled “Sixty days of head-down tilt bed rest with or without artificial gravity do not affect the neuromuscular secretome”. The AGBRESA bed rest study was conducted by ESA, NASA and DLR to test the efficacy of human centrifugation as a countermeasure to the detrimental effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Find the website of my department at Saarland University HERE.