Author Archives: gita

Welcome to my website!

I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Physiologist. My main field of research is the musculoskeletal system in spaceflight, immobilisation and ageing. Currently, I am affiliated with Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, where I work with a DFG (German Research Council) research fellowship grant. This website is about my research, books and what is going on.

If you are interested in collaborating or working with me, please get in touch!

Recent highlights:


My brother and I have published our new book titled “The Spacefarer’s Handbook – Science and Life Beyond Earth” in August 2020. Find a free preview and further details HERE.


Our newest paper on athletics performance declines with ageing was published in the journal GeroScience [6.44]. Access the paper for free HERE.


Together with colleagues from the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Lithuania, I have published a paper on the oldest-old track and field athletes in the journal “Rejuvenation Research” [IF 3.811]. Access the paper for free HERE.