Dr. Svenja Stein, veterinary surgeon at the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics, Ulm. She has graduated in veterinary medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany in 2014 and received her doctoral degree for an in vivo experimental study on meniscal replacement from the same University in 2018. Since 2017 she continues as a specialist training in the field of laboratory animal science. Her research interests focus on the pre-clinical evaluation of biomaterials for various musculoskeletal applications and the suitability of different animal models in orthopaedic research. Currently she is working on small and large animal studies investigating scaffolds for meniscus, tendon or joint replacement. She is involved in doctoral supervision, educational activities, animal ethics and the quality management and assurance system of the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics.
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After a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Anita Ignatius’ research career began at the Institute of Pharmacology, University of Munich. 1993, saw a move to the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics at Ulm University where she became Associate Professor in 2002. She was awarded full Professorship and appointed Director of this institute in 2008. Since then, she has led a multi-disciplinary research team with currently 40 staff members whose areas of expertise include medicine, engineering and science. The institute covers both biology and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and collaborates with many national and international research institutions as well as partners from industry. Anita Ignatius’ personal research interests are biomaterials and their interactions with cells and tissues, regeneration of bone and fracture healing, as well as mechanobiology of musculoskeletal tissues. Anita Ignatius has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-Index 44 according to publons, 01/2020).