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. 


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.

​M.Sc. Candidate

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


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.


Niklas Bleichner B.Sc.

​M.Sc. Candidate

Niklas studies gait biomechanics in patients after ACL repair and patients after surgical treatment of hamstring tendon rupture.


Meret Appenzeller B.Sc.

​M.Sc. Candidate

Meret compares pre- and postoperative biomechanical function in patients undergoing total knee replacement.


Patrik Born B.Sc.

​M.Sc. Candidate

Patrik studies the in vivo biomechanics of rotator cuff tears.


Angela Göbel B.Sc.

​M.Sc. Candidate

Angela studies muscle co-contraction in patients after primary ACL repair.


Marina Künzler B.Sc.

​M.Sc. Candidate

Angela studies knee joint mechanics in a load modifying framework using musculoskeletal modelling.


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

Deputy Head, Spine Center


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.


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.


Anna Bartsch

Resident, Orthopaedics and Traumatologie

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


Mara Kaufmann

​MD candidate 

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


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.


Valerie Lenhard


Valerie compares static vs. dynamic reconstruction of the medial patella ligament in patients with patella instability.


Florian Geiser


Florian compares static vs. dynamic reconstruction of the medial patella ligament in patients with patella instability.


Sean Börlin


Sean compares clinical outcome of primary ACL repair versus ACL reconstruction after ACL tear.


Former Clinical Research Fellows

2020 - Dr. med. Petros Ismailidis

2020-2021 - Dr. med. Filippo Mandelli



Ansgar Arnieri, M.D. 

Caroline Aubry, M.Sc. 

Natacha Bürgin,

Kimberly Byrnes, M.Sc.

Angela Boutellier, M.Sc. 

Helen Bumann, M.D. 

Birte Coppers, M.Sc.

Antonio Ferreira,

Jonas Fischer, M.D. 

Marilena Fischer, M.D. 

Lea Hegglin, M.Sc.

Nico Hügel, B.Ed.

Larissa Ilchmann, M.Sc.

Vasco Iten,

Mara Kaufmann,

Dominik Laffer, 

Stefan Loske, M.D.

Felix Malzner, M.Sc. 

Arik Musagara, M.Sc. 

Takanobu Oshima, M.Sc.

Jan-Arie Overberg, M.Sc.

Valentina Tovo,

Anna Schmid, M.D.

Lisa Runge, M.Sc.