Dr. med. Bergita Ganse
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Bergita Ganse is a medical doctor who worked in the Center for Space Medicine and Extreme Environments in 2008/2009. She joined us after graduating from Lübeck University, where she had also completed her doctoral thesis (Dr. med.) on two-stage hip revision arthroplasty. While working with us, she was involved in a number of research projects including dinosaur physiology. Bergita is now a medical specialist in physiology and a fully qualified pre-hospital emergency physician (German Notarzt). She completed basic training as orthopaedic and trauma surgeon in 2011. Bergita is involved in a great number of research projects on bone, muscle and cartilage/IVD tissue. She mainly applies imaging techniques such as MRI and pQCT, but also takes muscle biopsies and helped to develop „optical segment tracking“ with her team at DLR, a method to measure bone deformation in-vivo. She is currently involved in projects dealing with spaceflight back pain and IVD-physiology in weightlessness.
- Musculoskeletal system in Spaceflight
- Muscle, bone and cartilage/IVD physiology
- Sports injuries
- Dinosaur physiology