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Prof. Felsenberg was Professor of Radiology and Chair Muscle and Bone Research Centre at the Benjamin Franklin University Hospital. Professor Dieter Felsenberg founded the Osteoporosis Research Group, the Centre of Muscle and Bone Research, the German Academy for Osteological and Rheumatological Research (DAdorW), the Centre for Space Medicine at the Free University in Berlin, and the German Society of Muscle and Bone Research (DGfMK).

His laboratory-based work has included examinations of bone architecture and strength, and analyses of the trabecular structure of bone. Research on muscle and bone interaction in immobilization and weightlessness was a further focus in cooperation with space agencies and centers for sports medicine. His clinical research has included a focus on osteoporosis, its prevention, treatment, and epidemiology.

He has published and presented extensively on osteoporosis, bone, and muscle metabolism, and the biomechanics of bone, with over 240 articles to his name. He was editorial board member of the Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions and Osteoporosis International and he was part of the scientific advisory board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation. He was President of the German Society of Muscle and Bone Research and President of the International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interaction.

IN MEMORIAM Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Felsenberg (read more here)

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