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André Tomalka

Herr Dr.

Studiengangsmanager M.Sc. Bewegungswissenschaft und Biomechanik
Institut für Sport- und Bewegungswissenschaft


Allmandring 28
70569 Stuttgart
Raum: 0.04


mittwochs 13:00-14:00 Uhr (in der Vorlesungszeit), außerhalb der Vorlesungszeit (nach Email-Vereinbarung)



  • Muskelphysiologie
  • strukturelle Biologie
  • Kontraktionsmechanismen
  • muskuloskelettale Biomechanik
  • Muskelmechanik
  • Sportbiomechanik

  Peer-Review articles



  • Tomalka A , Heim M , Klotz A, Rode C, Siebert T, 2022. Ultrastructural and kinetic evidence support that thick filaments slide through the Z-disc. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2022.0642 [link]
  • Weidner, S, Tomalka, A, Rode, C, Siebert, T, 2022. How velocity impacts eccentric force generation of fully activated skinned skeletal muscle fibers in long stretches. J Appl Physiol [ link]


  • Tomalka, A, Weidner S, Hahn D, Seiberl W, Siebert T, 2021. Power amplification increases with increasing contraction velocity during stretch-shortening cycles of skinned muscles fibers. Front. Physiol., doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.644981 [link]


  • Tomalka, A, Weidner S, Hahn D, Seiberl W, Siebert T, 2020. Cross-bridges and sarcomeric non-cross-bridge structures contribute to increased work in stretch-shortening cycles. Front. Physiol., doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00921  [link]


  • Tomalka, A, Röhrle, O, Han, J-C, Pham T, Taberner, AJ, Siebert, T (2019). Extensive eccentric contractions in intact cardiac trabeculae : revealing compelling differences in contractile behaviour compared to skeletal muscles.  Proc Biol Sci, 286[link]
  • Borsdorf M, Tomalka A, Stutzig N, Morales-Orcajo E, Böl M, Siebert T (2019). Locational and directional dependencies of smooth muscle properties in pig urinary bladder. Front. Physiol. 10.3389/fphys.2019.00063 [link] 


  • Tomalka A, Borsdorf M, Böl M, Siebert T (2017) Porcine Stomach Smooth Muscle Force Depends on History-Effects. Front. Physiol. 8: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00802  [link]
  • Siebert T, Tomalka A, Stutzig N, Leichsenring K, Böl M (2017) Changes in three-dimensional muscle structure of rabbit gastrocnemius, flexor digitorum longus, and tibialis anterior during growth. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater  74, 507-519   [link]
  • Tomalka A, Rode C, Schumacher J & Siebert T. (2017). The active force-length relationship is invisible during extensive eccentric contractions in skinned skeletal muscle fibres. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20162497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2497  [link]



  • Siebert T, Weidner S, Rode C, Tomalka A. (2023) Impact of velocity on muscle force generation during long eccentric contractions. 28th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), 9-12 July 2023, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Book of Abstracts, p652 [link]
  • Tomalka A. (2023). Recent investigations of the muscle´s force-length relationship. Flash talk at the 3 rd BioMechBW - Workshop on Mechanobiology, March 28, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Tomalka A., Heim M., Klotz A., Rode C., Siebert T (2022) Myosin filament sliding through the Z-disc. Poster presentation at the SimTech Status Seminar, July 4-6, Bad Boll, Germany

  • Heim M., Tomalka A., Klotz A., Rode C., Siebert T (2021) The delta-state is not an artefact but an expression of fundamental skeletal muscle fiber mechanics. Poster presentation at the SimTech Status Seminar, October 11-14, Bad Boll, Germany

  • Maamir, M, Siebert, T, Tomalka, A, Lafon, Y, Frechede, B. A rat muscle finite-element model to account for transverse loading effects. CMBBE 2021, 17th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Sep 2021, Bonn, Germany. p 134. [link]

  • Tomalka, A, Weidner, S, Hahn, D, Seiberl, W, and Siebert, T (2020). Cross-Bridges and Sarcomeric Non-cross-bridge Structures Contribute to Increased Work in Stretch-Shortening Cycles, 12 th Munich Muscle Meeting, online conference, December, 15 th, 2020
  • Tomalka A,  Röhrle O, Han JC, Pham T, Taberner AJ, Siebert T (2019) Differences between cardiac and skeletal musculature: eccentric force generation and muscle structure, 48th European Muscle Conference, Canterbury, UK, September 7-11, 2019.
  • Tomalka A,  Röhrle O, Han JC, Pham T, Taberner AJ, Siebert T (2019) Differences between cardiac and skeletal musculature: eccentric force generation and muscle structure, Konstanz, April 10-12, 2019.
  • Tomalka A, Rode C, Schumacher J, Siebert T (2017) Force-length relation of skeletal muscle fibres in long eccentric contractions. DVS-Tagung der Sektion Biomechanik und Kognition. Leipzig, March 29-31, 2017.
  • Siebert T, Tomalka A, Leichsenring K, Böl M (2017) Changes in three dimensional muscle structure during growth. EUROMECH Colloquium 585: Advanced experimental methods in tissue biomechanics Burg Warberg, Germany, February 12-16, 2017.

These authors contributed equally to this study.

  • Belastungen und Anpassungen des Bewegungsapparates (M.Sc.)
  • Multiperspektivische Bewegungsanalyse (M.Sc.)
  • Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum (M.Sc.)
  • Forschungswerkstatt (B.Sc.)
  • Naturwissenschaftliches Seminar A (M.Ed.)
  • Didaktik der Individualsportarten (kond.-energ.) (B.Ed.)
  • Handball Grundfach (B.Ed.)

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