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Welcome to the Institute for Biomechanics (IfB)

The Institute for Biomechanics (IfB) is a multidisciplinary research unit dedicated to the biomechanical investigation of the human body from a macroscopic (body) to a microscopic (cell) scale, while maintaining ethical standards and a philosophy of respect and compassion for all life. Our mission is to investigate and characterise the mechanics and material properties of musculoskeletal and biologically engineered tissues, as well as to explore and understand the organisation, kinematics, and kinetics of the musculoskeletal system. Challenges involve studying musculoskeletal adaption and regeneration throughout life, in health and disease, and in the presence of high mechanical demands. Building on this foundation, we aim to develop, refine and utilise biological, medical and engineering tools and concepts to provide a translation of understanding and techniques into clinical practice for musculoskeletal repair or regeneration, ultimately to improve societal wellbeing.

News & Events

15.03.2016

ETH Biotechnology Day - TEDD Workshop

It is our pleasure to invite you to visit ETH-Hönggerberg for an afternoon of lab tours to learn about biotechnology – related research and innovation. Read more 

06.01.2016

Fellowship, Holcim Stiftung for the Advancement of Scientific Research

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Patrik Christen received a prestigious fellowship from the Holcim Stiftung for his proposal “In Silico Bone Health Prognosis”. Read more 

06.01.2016

Advanced Functional Materials Cover

CERL publication makes the cover of this month's Advanced Functional Materials journal Read more 

02.12.2015

Election ISBM Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Ralph Müller has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society of Bone Morphometry (IBMS) for the term 2015-2018. Read more 

19.09.2015

2nd Lab and Networking Event

The 2nd Lab and Networking Event took place on September 18th 2015 and was hosted by Dr. Karin Wuertz-Kozak of the Laboratory for Orthopaedic Technology. Read more 


Awards

06.07.2016

Best Poster Award SSBRM 2016

Emma Cavalli wins poster award Read more 

06.06.2016

SBMS Travel Award

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Esther Wehrle was selected for an SBMS Travel Award from the Swiss Bone and Mineral Society (SBMS) to attend the 2016 TERMIS.EU Conference from 28 June to 1 July in Uppsala, Sweden, where she will have an oral presentation on ”In vivo micro-CT based approach for discrimination of physiological and impaired healing patterns in mouse femur defect models”. Read more 

26.05.2016

EUROSPINE Travel Award

Prof. Dr. Wuertz-Kozak received a EUROSPINE Travel Award  Read more 

22.02.2016

1st prize of the Young Investigator Award

We are pleased to announce that Nicole Spörri has won the 1st prize of the Young Investigator Award in the category natural science of SGS/4S Swiss society for Sport Sciences. Read more 

21.11.2015

RegenHU Young Scientist Award

We are pleased to inform that Matti Kesti, PhD student of the Institute for Biomechanics, won the regenHU young scientist award. Read more 


 
 
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