About the Author
Head of the Laboratory of Biological Structures Mechanics, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi,Milan, Italy. Dr. Galbusera has been working for the last 12 years in this field. His experience includes both experimental and numerical investigations, as well as clinical studies in the field of spine surgery. He is author of co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications about the spine. The team includes several researchers and doctors working at his Institute, and colleagues from other Institutions (notably the Ulm University, with which he is actively cooperating). Prof. Hans-Joachim Wilke is the Co-Director of the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics of Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, where he is responsible of the spine research group. He has been President of the Spine Society of Europe as well as of the German Spine Society, and is currently co-Editor of European Spine Journal for the basic science papers. Besides, Prof. Wilke is the founder and chairman of the Grammer Award for spine research. He has been involved in several large scale research projects funded by the European Commission.