Musculoskeletal System Symposium 2021

The new Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems welcomes you at the University of Stuttgart to the first International Musculoskeletal System Symposium.

In the light of all the recent uncertainties and worries that COVID-19 brought upon us, also with respect to global travel (policies), we had long discussions about how to proceed with the organization of our Musculoskeletal System Symposium 2020. Although our symposium is nowhere anywhere close to the Olympics, their decision to postpone the games to 2021 is somewhat reassuring that we should do the same and postpone our meeting to next year. We are very sad to do so, because we, together with all of you, and many people, who showed already great interest to join the symposium, were so excited about the symposium. The new dates for the Musculoskeletal System Symposium 2021 are July 20-22, 2021!

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General Information

On June 1, 2019, the University of Stuttgart established a new institute, the Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems. We would like to take this occasion to organise the first “Musculoskeletal System Symposium" at Stuttgart.  The goal is to bring young and renowned international researchers in the field of musculoskeletal research together. We want to achieve this by discussing how we can bring together the different fields to achieve a better understanding of the musculoskeletal system as a whole. The symposium will be held from July 16 - July 18, 2020. We are all looking forward to welcoming you in Stuttgart.


More information about the registration will be announced later this year here.

Keynote Speakers

Confirmed Keynote Speakers are Bilston, Lynne, NeuRA, Sydney, Australia, Blemker, Silvia, University of Virginia, USA, Ehlers, Wolfgang, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, Enoka, Roger, University of Colorado, USA, Fridén, Jan,, Schweiz, Geyer, Hartmut, CMU, Pittsburgh, USA, Gollhofer, Albert, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, Heckman, CJ, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, Hunter, Peter, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, NZ, Lieber, Richard, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, USA, Lloyd, David, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, Pivonka, Peter, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, Taylor, William, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, Viceconti, Marco, University of Bologna, Italy, Willie, Bettina, McGill, Montreal, Canada


There are plenty of hotels available in Stuttgart. Please make your own arrangements. The Staatsgalerie is close to the main train station and therefore easily accessible by public transportation. We still try to negotiate some hotel contingents. Please check back for more information.



Stuttgart is the capital and the largest city of the state of Baden-Württemberg. It can easily be reached by train or plane. It is not only the home of the University of Stuttgart but also the home of Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG and Bosch, to name a few.



This picture showsChristine Schreiber

Christine Schreiber

Administrative Associate (Schmitt group)

This picture showsJoanna Grabowski

Joanna Grabowski

Coordinator GRK 2198 (in Elternzeit)

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