MD, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany
Hans-Georg Schaible is a neurophysiologist at the Institute of Physiology at the University of Jena, Germany. Hans-Georg Schaible and his team work on the neurobiological mechanisms of joint pain. They investigate how diseases in the joint cause pain and how joint pain can be treated. They study how inflammatory and destructive processes in the joint affect the nociceptive system of the joint, with particular emphasis on interactions between the immune and the nervous system. Hans-Georg Schaible was the chair of two German research consortia (2010-2020) addressing the effect of the immune system on the nervous system and the effect of the nervous system on immune processes in the joint. Currently he is a principal investigator in the EU consortium TOBeATPAIN (2018-2022). He was the chair of the special interest group on musculoskeletal pain in IASP. Hand-Georg Schaible has contributed many chapters to Handbooks of Pain and Rheumatology.