Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics

Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne

NawiMedi, Ground Floor & 1st Floor  

Phone: +49 221 4982-5650
Fax: +49 221 4971 598

At the Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics (IBO) we aim at contributing to fundamental and applied research in relation to the health and performance of the human neuromusculoskeletal system.

Our scope extends from young to the elderly, from elite athletes to recreational sports enthusiasts to inactive people, from healthy to injured or disabled.

The institute is organised in three sections, which are closely linked in research and teaching. The research approach is an integrative and interdisciplinary, which in the sense of modern biomechanics of the human body includes all mechanisms of the musculoskeletal and movement control systems from a macroscopic view to a microscopic level.

  • Neuromechanics and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (Main PI: Prof. Dr. Uwe G. Kersting)
  • Tissue Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (Main PI: Prof. Dr. Anja Niehoff)
  • Clinical and Technological Biomechanics (Main PI: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Potthast)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Uwe Kersting

Phone: +49 221 4982-5630
Mail: u.kersting@­


Tanja Reitz
Phone: +49 221 4982-5650
Mail: ibo@­