Prof. Dr. habil. Annegret Mündermann Ph.D.

Head Functional Biomechanics Group

Anne previously worked at Stanford University (USA), University of Otago (New Zealand) and University of Konstanz (Germany) before moving to the University Hospital Basel to head the functional biomechanics group. Her research experience ranges from running biomechanics to cartilage mechanosensitivity in health and disease. 


Dr. phil. Corina Nüesch

Associate Head Functional Biomechanics Group

Corina received her M.Sc. from ETH Zurich and her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Basel. She has directed the Basel Functional Biomechanics Laboratory since 2015. Corina's research interests include biomechanical and neuromuscular adaptations in patients with osteoarthritis and application of pattern recognition methods for the analysis of motion and EMG data. 


Dr. med. Filippo Mandelli

Research Fellow
Resident, Spinal Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatologie

Filippo studies the functional outcome of conservative and surgical treatment in patients with cervical spinal stenosis. 


Simon Herger M.Sc.

PhD Candidate

Simon received his Master of Science in Sport Science from the University of Basel in 2018. He joined the BFBL in 2019 as a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel and studies the dose response relationship of ambulatory load magnitude and the mechanoresponse of articular cartilage. 


Linda Bühl M.Sc.

PhD Candidate

Linda received her Master of Science in Sport Science (Movement and Technology from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2020. She already conducted her Master thesis research at the BFBL in 2019 and is currently a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel. Linda studies biomechanical outcome of surgical repair in patients with ACL injury in comparison to patients with ACL reconstruction and age-matched healthy controls. 


Eleonora Croci M.Sc.

PhD Candidate

Eleonora received her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering/Biomechanics from the ETH Zürich in 2019. She then worked in the medtech industry for one year and is currently a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel. Eleonora studies load-induced shoulder instability in patients with rotator cuff tear. 


Jeremy Genter M.Sc.

PhD Candidate

Jeremy received his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering/Biomechanical Systems from the University in Bern in 2020. He is currently a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Basel and will conduct his research on simulator based load-induced shoulder instability with rotator cuff tear at the School of Engineering at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Winterthur in the group of Prof Baumgartner. 


David Koch B.Sc.


David is involved in data collection and processing of all basic and clinical research projects.


Birte Coppers B.Sc.


Birte primarily assists our project on ACL primary repair and reconstruction.


Michael Hächler B.Sc.

M.Sc. Candidate

Michael studies the in vivo mechanosensitivity of articular cartilage.


Jan Egloff B.Sc.

M.Sc. Candidate​

Jan studies biomechanical aspects of hip arthroplasty.


PD Dr. med. Christian Egloff

Team Leader Knee Team, Orthopaedics and Traumatology


Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Müller

Deputy Head, ​Team Leader Shoulder Team, Orthopaedics and Traumatology


PD Dr. med. Cordula Netzer

Consultant, Spinal Surgery


Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Karl Stoffel

Team Leader Hip Team


Dr. med. Petros Ismailidis

Consultant, Knee Team Orthopaedics and Traumatology


Dr. med. Sebastian Müller

Consultant, Knee Team, Orthopaedics and Traumatologie

Sebastian studies the outcome of surgical repair after ACL rupture.


Anna Bartsch

Resident, Orthopaedics and Traumatologie

Anna compares biomechanical, functional and clinical outcome after dynamic versus static MPFL surgery in patients with patella instability.


Dr. med. Stefan Loske


Stefan studied gait changes during a 6-minute walk test before and after decompression of symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis and is involved in assessing load-induced glenohumeral translation in patients with rotator cuff injury.


Natacha Bürgin


Natacha studies ambulatory mechanics after distal fibula fracture treated either surgically or conservatively.


Mara Kaufmann


Mara studies gait changes in patients after hip TEP assessed using an IMU.


Valentina Tovo


Valentina studies differences in gait quality and balance in patients with early versus late cervical spinal stenosis.


Leonie Manser


Leonie investigates surgical treatments of trochlear osteotomy.


Anna Greppi


Anna compares open versus closed wedge distal femoral varus osteotomy for the valgus knee with a specific focus on indications, clinical and radiological outcome.


Larissa Ilchmann

​M.Sc.candidate, Fachhochschule Bern

Larissa investigates muscle strength and balance in patients after total hip replacement.


Former Clinical Research Fellows

2020 - Dr. med. Petros Ismailidis



Ansgar Arnieri, M.D.

Caroline Aubry, M.Sc.

Angela Boutellier, M.Sc.

Helen Bumann, M.D.

Jonas Fischer, M.D.

Marilena Fischer, M.D.

Lea Hegglin, M.Sc.

Vasco Iten,

Dominik Laffer,

Felix Malzner, M.Sc.

Arik Musagara, M.Sc.

Jan-Arie Overberg, M.Sc.

Anna Schmid,

Lisa Runge, M.Sc.