Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - BSMS

International Autumn School 2023


The Autumn School will take place from  Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th October 2023





This year's programme is confirmed! We are thrilled to have such great speakers once again.

Here you can download the programme and the booklet.



Addresses and GPS coordinates

Philippstraße 13, building 11, 10115 Berlin
Lecture Hall 5 (Room 1.26)
52°31'36.8"N 13°23'00.7"E



Programme at a glance


Day 1 - Wednesday 4th October

Perturbed and unperturbed locomotion

09:30 to 10:30 Kevin De Pauw [Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, BE]

"Advancing quality of life through wearable robotics and prosthetics"

11:00 to 12:00 André Seyfarth [Technische Universität, Darmstadt, DE]

"Assistance and Self-Assistance in Human Movement"

13:30 to 14:30 Thomas Roberts [Brown University, Providence RI, USA] 

"A mechanical interaction between fluid and extracellular matrix influences muscle force production"

15:00 to 16:00 Jaap van Dieën [Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, NL]

"Mediolateral stabilization of human bipedal gait"

16:30  Lab Tour and Get Together

Day 2 - Thursday 5th October

Muscle and tendon: mechanics and adaptation

09:30 to 10:30 Benedicte Vanwanseele [Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, BE]

"The dynamic interplay of triceps surae muscles and tendons in optimizing human locomotion"

11:00 to 12:00 Daniel Hahn [Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, DE]

"The history dependence of muscle action – highly relevant but still often neglected"

13:30 to 14:30 Chavaunne Thorpe [Royal Veterinary College, London, UK]

"The diverse roles of the interfascicular matrix in tendon health, ageing and disease"

15:00 to 16:00 Jess Gerrit Snedeker [ETH University, Zurich, CH]

"Multiscale Biomechanics and the Cell-Matrix Interactions behind Tendon Adaptation to Exercise"

18:00  Food and drinks at BeachMitte (5min walk from the venue)

Day 3 - Friday 6th October

Neural control of movement

09:30 to 10:30 Francois Hug [Université Côte d'Azur, Nice, FR]

"Insights into Neural Control of Movement from Decoding - the Activity of Large Populations of Spinal Motor Neurons"

11:00 to 12:00 Thorsten Stein [Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, DE]

"Control and Adaptation of Human Movements"

13:30 to 14:30 Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting [Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, DE]

"Commissural Interneurons and their role in humans"

15:00 to 16:00 Klaus Gramann [Technische Universität, Berlin, DE]

"Cognition in Motion – Investigating Embodied Brain Dynamics in Humans"

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The Wi-Fi network eduroam (education roaming) is available at the venue. Students, researchers and staff can obtain Internet connectivity across the campus using the respective institutional credentials.