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. Petros Ismailidis

Research Fellow

Petros received his medical degree from the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki Greece in 2010 and completed his dissertation in the field of knee endoprostheses at the University of Zürich in 2017. He has been working at the University Hospital of Basel since 2014 initially as a resident and since 2018, after receiving the Swiss Board Certification for Orthopaedic Surgery, as a Consultant. Petros joined the Functional Biomechanics Research Group for a full time research fellowship in 2019. Petros' research interests are muscle and balance function in patients receiving total hip or total knee arthroplasty. 


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. 


Dr. Werner Vach



Linda Bühl

​M.Sc.candidate, Karlsruhe Institue of Technology

Linda studies biomechanical outcome of surgical repair in patients with ACL injury.


Arik Musagara

​M.Sc. candidate, Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln

Arik studies postural and dynamic balance in patients with cervical myelopathy.


Dr. med. Christian Egloff

Team Leader Knee Team, Orthopaedics and Traumatology


PD Dr. med. Andreas Müller

Deputy Head, ​Leader Shoulder Team, Orthopaedics and Traumatology


PD Dr. med. Monika Horisberger

​Leader Foot and Ankle Team, Orthopaedics and Traumatology


Dr. med. Cordula Netzer

Consultant, Spinal Surgery


Dr. med. Sebastian Müller

Consultant, Knee Team, Orthopaedics and Traumatologie

Sebastian studies the outcome of surgical repair after ACL rupture.


Dr. med. Filippo Mandelli

Resident, Spinal Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatologie

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


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.


Anna Schmid

Resident, M.D. candidate

Anna studies the effect of lateral column lengthening osteotomy on gait function.


Natacha Bürgin


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


Vasco Iten


Vasco 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.