Other academic service (administration and management)Main coordinator of the European Consortium for Research into Biological Movement (Biomove)Director of the Research Institute MOVE of the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Research expertiseMain professional interests concern short-term changes in metabolic and functional muscle characteristics (fatigue, potentiation) and adaptations to increased and decreased muscle activity as a result of training, disease, bedrest, spinal cord injury and aging.
With integrative and translational research, trying to bridge the gap between research at the genetic/molecular level and research performed whole human body level.Key words: Skeletal muscle, fatigue, neuromuscular plasticity, training, rehabilitation, neuromuscular disorders, unloading, disuse, performance
Academic collaborationsFurther understanding of the processes involved in the plasticity of the neuromuscular system with training and disuse
Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Projects and initiativesEditor of the European Journal of Applied Physiology (EJAP)