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Yumna Albertus

Dr. Yumna Albertus is a Senior Lecturer, Division of Physiological Sciences, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.
Her research focus is on neuromuscular physiology. Her research has ranged from rehabilitation using robotic over-ground walking in spinal cord injury, exercise-based rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, elite para-athletes with Cerebral Palsy, injury risk in running using different shoe conditions. She has a keen interest in understanding the effects of rehabilitation interventions on neuroplasticity, functional outcomes and quality of life.

Luca P Ardigò

Dr. Luca Ardigò is an exercise physiologist and biomechanist.

His research focuses on:
1) bio-mechanics & -energetics of natural human/comparative movement/locomotion
2) bio-mechanics & -energetics of assisted human movement/locomotion
3) portable devices for measuring physical activity & metabolic expenditure
4) Research methods issues

Dr. Ardigò is a member of Propulsione Umana (Italian national association member of WHPVA) and leader of international team to design & manufacture a handwaterbike.

Rafael Reimann Baptista

Rafael Reimann Baptista, PhD, is a Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. He is also member of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. Professor Baptista completed his PhD in Human Movement Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2011. Professor Baptista maintains active membership of numerous professional and academic societies. In 2012, he was awarded by the Young PhD grant by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS), Brazil. In 2017, he was the President of the XVII Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics, supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological (CNPQ), the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Coordination of Superior Level Staff Improvement (CAPES). Professor Baptista sits on the editorial board for the Frontiers in Physiology as Associate Editor in Exercise Physiology and at the Editorial Board of PeerJ Life and Environment, and has published 78 papers including 30 in international peer-reviewed journals according to Scopus, with a 9 h-index. He is a frequent invited keynote speaker at academic conferences and educational events across Brazil and South America. He works in exercise physiology and biomechanics, with an emphasis in the clinical aspects of gait in older adults. He coordinates the Physical Activity Research and Evaluation Laboratory (LAPAFI) at the School of Health and Life Sciences at PUCRS.

Tiago M. Barbosa

Tiago Barbosa holds an appointment as professor of sport sciences (biomechanics) at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal.
His research interests encompass the forecast and modelling of the performance of elite and age-group athletes, notably in time-based sports. He is serving as Science and Technology consultant for the Portuguese Olympic Committee, board member for the Portuguese Swimming Federation, member of the sub-committee for Events and Development at FINA, the world swimming governing body.
Tiago Barbosa is the biomechananist of Mário Trindade, Paralympics finalist and European champion in wheelchair sprinting events. He also serves in several editorial boards of peer-review journals.

Scotty J Butcher

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Teaching and research interests in strength training and high-intensity training with rehabilitation implications; Founder of The Strength Jedi, an educational company providing online continuing education resources for health and fitness professionals and on-site strength and conditioning for older adults, post-rehabilitation, and general health.

Julieta Carril

Dr. Julieta Carril is a researcher at the CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council), Argentina. Working at the Laboratory of Histology and Descriptive, Experimental and Comparative Embryology (LHYEDEC), Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, National University of La Plata, Argentina. Her research focuses on the role of developmental reprogramming processes in the morphological evolution of Neornithes birds. Dr. Carril is also a member of the Avian Biomorphodynamic Research Group (ABRG)

Emiliano Cè

Emiliano Cè was born in Italy in 1976. He received the Degree in Sport Sciences from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2002. He achieved his PhD in Morphological Sciences (2007) at the University of Milan (Italy). He received the BSc in Osteopathy from the University of Wales (Wales, UK) in 2010. Present position: Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health of the University of Milan (Italy). His research interests are addressed to the study of muscle biological signals, in particular force, surface electromyogram (EMG) and mechanomyogram (MMG), in muscle during voluntary or stimulated contractions in different physiological models (fatigue, training, temperature, etc.). Currently, his scientific activity is focused on the properties of the muscle-tendon unit mechanical model and the possibility to monitor the motor unit activation strategy by the analysis of force, EMG and MMG signals. He is a member of the Italian Society of Sport Sciences (SISMES).

Stanisław H. Czyż

Stanisław Czyż is Associate Professor within the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences in Poland. He is Associate Professor (Incubator of Kinanthropology Research) at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia; and Extraordinary Associate Professor within the Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation focus group at North-West University, South Africa.

Tim L A Doyle

Dr Tim Doyle is a biomechanics and physical performance researcher at Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He has a broad network having studied within Australia (The University of Queensland, Edith Cowan University) and overseas at Ball State University in the USA. In addition to his academic qualifications he is also an accredited level 2 strength and conditioning coach (ASCA), an accredited level 2 sport scientist and exercise scientist (ESSA). He was awarded an Endeavour Executive Fellowship which provided the opportunity to spend time at The Mayo Clinic and Stanford University. His research involves neuromuscular biomechanics, injury prevention, and physical preparation in athletes and tactical populations.

Liang Gao

Dr. Liang Gao currently works as a senior Research Fellow at the Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University, Germany. His clinical interests include sports medicine, arthroplasty, and traumatology. His research focuses on joint preservation and orthobiologics.

Dr. Gao studied Medicine in China and Germany with intensive fellowship training in both Asia and Europe. He completed the orthopaedic residency training at Peking University Medical Center, China and received the ECFMG certificate. Moreover, he obtained his master of science degree from Heidelberg University, Germany and his doctorate summa cum laude from Saarland University, Germany.

Dr. Gao is the Member of the Basic Science Committee of International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS), the Member of the Young Investigator Committee of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), and the Founding Member of the Sino Euro Orthopaedics Society (SEOS). He also serves in other international societies including ESSKA, AOSSM, ICMRS, and ORS.

Amador García-Ramos

I am an associate professor at the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Granada, Spain. I completed my bachelor, master, and PhD studies at the University of Granada (Spain). My research is related to the area of Kinesiology with an emphasis on strength training and testing for a variety of purposes (sport performance and health improvement).

Nicanor González-Morales

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University. My research group studies muscle biology using Drosophila fruit flies, where we like to combine fancy microscopes with precise genetic manipulations.