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Dr. Christof Hurschler [LBB - Hannover Medical School, Germany]

Christof Hurschler was born in Mannheim Germany in 1962 and is director of LBB-MHH. He received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota and the University of South Carolina, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics with a Minor in Biology in 1997 at the University of Wisconsin, after having worked for several years in the Biomechanics Laboratory of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. The title of his dissertation was: "Collagen Matrix in Normal and Healing Ligaments: Microstructural Behavior, Biological Adaptation, and a Structural Mechanical Model." In 2005, Dr. Hurschler attained the title Privat-Dozent in Biomedical Technology and Biomechanics, and currently serves s as an assistant-professor at the Medical University of Hannover (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, MHH).

He has contributed to over 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and book-chapters. He has also received numerous poster and presentation awards with his co-authors, including the Van Rens Award for the best Presentation of the ESSKA in 2000, and the AGA-DONJOY-Award in 2004. Dr. Hurschler has been Laboratory and Research Director of the Orthopaedic Department of the MHH since 2001 and is co-speaker of the Network for Musculoskeletal-Research (MSB-Net) of the German Society for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOOC). He is reviewer for numerous Journals, including the Journal of Biomechanics; Clinical Biomechanics; Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; and The Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

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