Awards & Publications


D. Carro Vázquez, L. Emini, M. Rauner, C. Hofbauer, J. Grillari, A. B. Diendorfer, R. Eastell, L. C. Hofbauer, M. Hackl. Effect of Anti-Osteoporotic Treatments on Circulating and Bone MicroRNA Patterns in Osteopenic ZDF Rats. IJMS, online ahead of print. 


S. Ghatan, F. Ahmadizar, R. Li, C. Medina-Gomez, M. C. Zillikens, F. Rivadeneira, M. Kavousi, L. Oei. Type 2 Diabetes Clusters Indicate Diabetes Duration Key in Fracture Risk. J Endocr Soc. 2021, 5:A280-A281.

N. Battisti, N. Napoli, C. Pedone, M. Lombardi, G. Leanza, F. Tramontana, M. Faraj, V. Agnoletti, M. Verna, L. Viola, E. Giampalma, R. Strollo. Vertebral fractures and mortality risk in hospitalised patients during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Endocrine. 2021, 74:461-69.

M. Walle, F. C. Marques, N. Ohs, M. Lauth, R. Müller and C. Collins. Bone Mechanoregulation Allows Subject-Specific Load Estimation Based on Time-Lapsed Micro-CT and HR-pQCT in Vivo. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol; 2021, 9: 1-17.

Lay Summary

S. Ghatan, A. Costantini, R. Li, C. De Bruin, N. M. Appelman-Dijkstra, E. M. Winter, L. Oei, C. Medina-Gomez. The Polygenic and Monogenic Basis of Paediatric Fractures. Current Osteoporosis Reports; 2021.

N. Hildebrandt, J. Colditz, C. Dutra, P. Goes, J. Salbach-Hirsch, S. Thiele, L. C. Hofbauer, M. Rauner. Role of osteogenic Dickkopf-1 in bone remodeling and bone healing in mice with type I diabetes mellitus. Scientific Reports; 2021, 11:1920.


A. Duseja, L. Dowling. Circulating miRNAs associated with diabetes mellitus and altered bone phenotype: a systematic review. PROSPERO; 2020.


M. Walle, D. E. Whittier, M. Frost, R. Müller, C. Collins. Meta-analysis of Diabetes Mellitus-Associated Differences in Bone Structure Assessed by High-Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2022, Oct 3

L. C. Hofbauer, B. Busse, R. Eastell, S. Ferrari, M. Frost, R. Müller, A. M. Burden, F. Rivadeneira, N. Napoli*, M. Rauner*. Bone fragility in diabetes: novel concepts and clinical implications. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2022, 10:207-20.

Press release in German

Feature in Endocrine News, November 2022 issue

M. Faraj, N. Napoli. The Impact of Diet on Bone and Fracture Risk in Diabetes. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2022, 20:26-42.

S. Daamouch, L. Emini, M. Rauner, L. C. Hofbauer. MicroRNA and Diabetic Bone Disease. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2022, online ahead of print.


S. Ghatan, A. Costantini, R. Li et al. The Polygenic and Monogenic Basis of Paediatric Fractures. Curr Osteoporos Reports. 2021, 19:481-93.

N. Ayub, M. Faraj, S. Ghatan, J. A. A. Reijers, N. Napoli, L. Oei. The Treatment Gap in Osteoporosis. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10:3002. 

F. Koromani, S. Ghatan, M. van Hoeck, M. C. Zillikens, E. H. G. Oei , F. Rivadeneira, L. Oei. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Vertebral Fracture Risk. Current Osteoporosis Reports. 2021, 19:50-57.

J. Grillari, R. E. Mäkitie, R. Kocijan, J. Haschka, D. Carro Vázquez, E. Semmelrock, M. Hackl. Circulating miRNAs in bone health and disease. Bone 2021, 145:115785.

Names are in alphabetical order.

Andrea Burden (ETH)

Dandelion Award of the ETH AI Center, ETH Zürich, 2022

Emerging Leader in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto – Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, 2021

Souad Daamouch (TUD)

ASBMR Annual Meeting Virtual Event Gamification Winner (ASBMR), 2020

Travel Award of the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales), 2022

Sam Gathan (ERASMUS)

Winner of the Data Science Spring School & Challenge (DDA & Danish Data Science Academy), 2022

Lorenz C. Hofbauer (TUD)

Lawrance G. Raisz Award, American Society of Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR), 2021

Martina Rauner (TUD)

Fuller Albright Award, American Society of Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR), 2020

David Carro Vázquez (TAmiRNA)

Bone Reports New Investigator Award (ECTS), 2021

Clinical Poster Forum Award (ECTS), 2022

Matthias Walle (ETH)

ESB Poster Award, 26th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, July 2021