Deutsch Intern
Chair of orthopedic

Main Projects

Musculoskeletal diseases are the leading cause of patient disability and account for a big fraction of all chronic conditions. Furthermore, the economic impact of these conditions is staggering due to the overall ageing of the society.

The main scope of the Department of Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration is prevention of musculoskeletal degeneration at the stage of “point of return” by strengthening the tissue regenerative capacity as well as developing achievable biological replacements.

Soft connective tissues    Hard connective tissues
  • Tendon/ligament aging and degeneration
  • Tendon/ligament repair process
  • Stem/progenitor cell functions
  • 3D culture models and cell-biomaterials hybrids
  • Cartilage and meniscus repair (in collaboration)
  • Skeletal tumours and bone-tumour interactions
  • Bone degeneration and regeneration
  • Cellular mechanotransduction
  • Cell engineering for biofabrication


Main Funding