Oliver Schätti obtained his master degree in human movement sciences with a major in biomechanics from the ETH in Zürich. Now he is working as a PhD-student in the field of cartilage mechanobiology where he is studying the initiation and progression of degenerative joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis due to mechanical (over)load. The goal is to establish a direct relationship between tissue stresses/strains and resulting biological response. In vivo-kinematics of healthy and symptomatic TMJs, measured with dynamic stereometry, serve as physiological loading profiles. This knowledge will help to understand degenerative changes in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) structures including the TMJ disc.
Schätti, O., Grad, S., Goldhahn, J., Salzmann, G., Li, Z., Alini, M., & Stoddart, M. J. (2011). A combination of shear and dynamic compression leads to mechanically induced chondrogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells. Eur Cell Mater, 22, 214-225.