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Stefan Dudli, PhD

Stefan Dudli, PhD
Clinical position
Research Group Leader
Team
Research Rheumatology & Physical Medicine
Academic position
Research Group Leader
Specialisation

CRPS
Low back pain

Languages
German, English

Honors and awards

  • 2022 Best paper award, ISSLS Annual Meeting 2022, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2022 Best paper award, ORS Annual Meeting 2022, Tampa, FL, USA
  • 2019 Travel Award, Annual Meeting European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)
  • 2017 1st prize of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS prize) in basic research 2017
  • 2014 Travel Award of the European Society of Biomechanics
  • 2003 Alfred Werner Legat (University of Zurich) for excellent performance in BSc

Academic career

  • Seit 2021 Senior Researcher, Center of Experimental Rheumatology, Balgrist University Hospital and University Hospital Zurich
  • 2016–2021 Postdoc, Center of Experimental Rheumatology, Balgrist University Hospital and University Hospital Zurich
  • 2013–2016 SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ortopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco
  • 2013 Postdoc ETH Zurich, Institute for Biomechanics, Switzerland
  • 2009–2013 PhD: ETH Zurich and University of Bern, Institute for Biomechanics, Switzerland
  • 2005–2007 Master in Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2002–2005 Bachelor in Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Grants

  • 2023 Gebauer Stiftung "The role of neutrophils in Modic changes in patients with chronic low back pain"
  • 2022–2026 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) “Modic changes in low back pain: unraveling the vicious circle between the intervertebral disc degradome and bone marrow neutrophils”, function: PI
  • 2021–2023 Innovation Pool University Hospital Zurich. “imMODICel – Proof of Concept”, function: PI
  • 2021–2024 FOREUM – Foundation for Research in Rheumatology. Career grant. “The role of the intervertebral disc cartilage catabolites in Modic type 1 changes”, function: PI
  • 2020–2022 NIH Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC). “Blood markers of pathophysiological chronic low back pain phenotypes”, function: sub-contracted PI
  • 2019–2021 Entrepreneur Fellowship in Bio-Tech & Med-Tech, University of Zurich, “Intervening on Low Back Pain Where It Hurts”, function: PI
  • 2019–2021 Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (CABMM): “Neurotrophism and angiogenesis in Modic type 1 changes”, function: PI
  • 2018–2022 Balgrist Foundation: “Ageing without an aching spine: Biomarkers and treatment of Modic type 1 Changes”, function: PI
  • 2018–2022 VELUX Foundation: “Ageing without an aching spine: Biomarkers to guide treatment of Modic Changes”, function: co-PI
  • 2016–2020 Baugarten Foundation, “The hematopoietic and pro-fibrotic effect of cartilage breakdown products”, function: co-PI
  • 2013–2016 SNFS, PostDoc.Mobility, “Pathobiology of Modic changes”, function: PI

Memberships

  • AOSpine
  • Eurospine
  • Swiss Society for Matrix Biology
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (CABMM)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
  • ORS Spine Section