Christoph Centner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Christoph Centner holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Biomechanics and received a PhD in Biomechanics and Muscle Physiology in 2019 at the University of Freiburg. He is currently working as a Managing Director of the Department of Clinical Biomechanics and Human Performance at the Rennbahn Clinic in Muttenz (Switzerland) and is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg (Germany). His research interests include muscular and tendinous adaptations to mechanical loading in clinical patients as well as older individuals. Current projects of his team focus on i) hypoxia-induced effects on neuromuscular and myotendinous responses, ii) neuromechanical alterations during different knee pathologies including osteoarthritis or ligament injuries iii) development of functional testing batteries for return-to-sport assessments.
Nicole Freene, University of Canberra, Australia
Nicole Freene is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia, and a clinical physiotherapist. Nicole has a strong interest in the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease and increasing the general population's physical activity levels. Her research focuses on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults, both in healthy and cardiac populations, and physical activity promotion by health professionals.
Gianpiero Greco, University of Bari, Italy
Gianpiero Greco is a PhD in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine, Sports Scientist, and Professor of Technology and Systems for Training and Research in Sports at the University of Bari, Italy.
Maryam Koushkie, Shiraz University, Iran
Maryam Koushkie Jahromi is a professor of exercise physiology at Shiraz University, Iran, focusing on women's health, endocrinology and psychophysiolgy.
Goran Kuvačić, University of Split, Croatia
Goran Kuvačić is an exercise scientist working as a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Split, Faculty of Kinesiology, Split, Croatia. His main areas of interest are combat sports performance, measurement and evaluation, and the impact of regular physical activity on health.
Raquel Leirós-Rodríguez, University of Leon, Spain
Raquel Leirós-Rodríguez holds a Master's and Doctorate degree in Research in Physical Activity, Sports and Health (University of Vigo) and underwent postgraduate training in Myofascial Induction (Autonomous University of Madrid), Maitland® Concept (IMTA) and Obstetrics, Uro-Gynecological and Integral Pelvi-Perineal Physiotherapy (CRF Amostegui), among others. Her research includes developing new clinical assessment instruments, the evaluation of physiotherapy treatments, and the impact of lifestyle on health.
Damien Vitiello, University of Paris, France
Damien Vitiello is an associate professor at the School of Sports Sciences of the Université de Paris. He did his PhD at the LAPEC lab at the University of Avignon, France, in cardiac fatigue in humans and animals. He has also completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) in Montreal, Canada, and the other at the Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. During these three years, Dr. Vitiello has worked on cardiac rejection, immunology, exercise, hypoxia, training, and stroke-related projects. He is determined to explore pathophysiological mechanisms leading to cardiovascular diseases; and physiological mechanisms leading to improved cardiovascular physiology. He hopes to develop novel non-drug therapies (i.e., adapted physical activities programs) and training plans (e.g., hypoxia) to treat and prevent chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer) and enhance an athletes’ performance. His global ambition is to improve people’s health.