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Prof. Dr. Georg Duda is interested in the tension between the fields of Biology and Mechnics. He is involved in investigating the interaction between bone and muscles as well as the biomechnical influences and its impacts in both the intact and injured musculoskeletal system (e.g. loading of joints and bones).
Prof. Duda focuses in articular on the on the interaction between the physical and mechanical conditions, and the biological regeneration of the musculoskeletal system. By using examples of bone and cartilage healing, he demonstrated the importance of biomechanical characteristics for cells and tissues of the human musculoskeletal system. He showed that a certain amount of mechanical stimulation is helpful to healing, while too much could result in a delay to the healing processes.
Prof. Duda is also involved in the research on regenerative medicine. With his work he aims to understand the body's own processes and, where necessary, to stimulate them, so as to reproduce natural regeneration of the musculoskeletal system.
The basic understanding of mechanical stimulation helps activation of the endogenous healing processes to be targeted, understood and guided.
Vita Univ.- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Duda
Georg Duda studied Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University in Berlin and obtained his PhD in Biomechanics at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg in 1996. After research stays at Mayo Clinic and Johns-Hopkins University he became Head of the Research Department of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (CMSC) at Charité in 1997. He is Director of the Julius Wolff Institute of Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration at the Charité and since 2016 a Faculty Member of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. In 2020, Professor Duda accepted the position as BIH Chair for Engineering Regenerative Therapies and has been elected Member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Since 2021 he is Speaker of the BIH Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT).
Functions / offices
- W3-Professur BIH Chair for Engineering Regenerative Therapies
- W3-Professor "Biomechanics and Biology of Bone Regeneration" Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- Cooption at the Freien Universität Berlin
Chairs and Memberships in Research Consortia in Berlin
- Spokesperson of the DFG Collaborative Reserach Centre 1444
- Spokesperson of the BMBF Research Network “OVERLOAD-PrevOP Understanding and preventing the progression of primary osteoarthritis” and of all eight MSK research networks
- Spokesperson of the DFG Research Group FOR 2165 “Regeneration in Aged”
- Vice Director of the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies
- Spokesperson of the DFG Graduiertenschule 203, Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies
- Spokesperson of the Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies
- Core Principal Investigator the consortium and research building Berlin Center for Advanced Therapies
- Core Principal Investigator the consortium and research building "Der Simulierte Mensch"
International Visiting Scientist
- Visiting Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
- International Faculty of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston, USA
Chairs and Memberships in Societies and Journals
- Member of the Senatskommission Klinische Forschung of the German Research Foundation
- Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Journal Science Translational Medicine
- Scientific Advisory Board of the Regenerative Medizin Initiative Berlin-Brandenburg
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal European Orthopaedics and Traumatology
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Tissue Engineering
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics