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Yumna Albertus

Dr. Yumna Albertus is a Senior Lecturer, UCT Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. Her research interests include:
- Using electromyography (EMG) as a tool to monitor changes in neuromuscular control
- Measurement and analysis of electromyography
- Monitoring muscle activity in athletes and patients with chronic disease
- Organising and hosting annual EMG workshops with international key researchers that are actively involved in the improvement, measurement and analysis of EMG

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, including Plos One (academic editor), Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (associate editor) and Sports Medicine International Open (editor-in-chief).

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.

Cosme F. Buzzachera

Associate Professor & Researcher at the Department of Public Health, Experimental Medicine & Forensic Science, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy | Interested in Human Performance

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: Assistant 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).

Filipe Manuel Clemente

Filipe Manuel Batista Clemente has been a university professor since the 2012/2013 academic year and is currently an assistant professor at Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer de Melgaço (IPVC, Portugal).
As scientific merit, Filipe has had >200 articles published and/or accepted by journals indexed with an impact factor (JCR), as well as over 105 scientific articles that have been peer-reviewed indexed in other indexes. In addition to scientific publications in journals and congresses, he is also the author of six international books and six national books in the areas of sports training and football. He has also edited various special editions subordinate to sports training in football in journals with an impact factor and/or indexed in SCImago. Additionally, he is a frequent reviewer for impact factor journals in quartiles 1 and 2 of the JCR.
Although he started producing research in 2011, he was recently included in the restricted list of the world’s most-cited researchers in the world (where only eight other Portuguese researchers in sports sciences appear), which was published in the journal PLOS Biology. Filipe M. Clemente’s SCOPUS h-index is 20 (with a total of 1712 citations), and his Google h-index is 32 (3928 citations). In a list promoted by independent website Expert Escape, he was ranked 40th of 14,875 researchers of football (soccer) in 2020 and in 19th of 15949 in 2021.

Mike Climstein

Mike Climstein (PhD, FASMF, FACSM, FESSA, AEP) is an Associate Professor who holds clinical and research appointments. He is currently Course Coordinator of the Master of Clincial Exercise Physiology program at Southern Cross University; Adjunct Assoc. Professor in the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing Faculty Research Group, University of Sydney and Co-Director of the Water Based Research Unit.

Mike has 123 papers, 10 book chapters and 38 grants (internal and external funding) totalling in excess of $7.8m (AUD). His academic and clinical accomplishments have been peer-recognized having received Fellowship by Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FAAESS). Additionally, Mike has received a number of awards for his research efforts. He is an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of exercise and sports science and clinical journals.

Mike’s research involves clinical exercise physiology/sports science, masters athletes, deleterious effects of aging and chronic conditions on bone health/segmental body composition. He is currently supervising PhD students in the areas of cardiac rehabilitation, world masters games athletes, surfing (bone health and exostoses; skin cancer) and biometric/smart clothing in clinical monitoring.

Gian Pietro Emerenziani

Bachelor in Sport Sciences, summa cum laude (2004) and Specializations Degree in Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity at University of Rome "Foro Italico", summa cum laude (2006). On 2010 he finished the Post Doctoral course in Biomedical and Methodological Aspects of Preventive and Adapted Physical Activities at University of Rome "Foro Italico". During his career, he deepened his knowledge and scientific and clinical skills in the fields of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences focusing on the effects of different Training Program on health in Obese and Older subjects. Since 2009 he has taught as expert in the subject at University of Rome "Foro Italico", then in 2016 as a holder of single courses and integrated courses at the University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia".The number of publications on indexed peer-reviewed journals with Impact Factor (41 since 2008) and the number of citations received from them (483) shows his high albeit young scientific activity.In 2017 he obtained the MIUR grant (FFABR). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the “Motricidade” , “PeerJ" and "Austin Sports Medicine" journals. Moreover, he is the Reviewer of several international journals, such as Eating and Weight Disorders and International Journal of Sports Medicine. Member of the Italian Society of Sport Sciences (SISMES) and of Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (SIAMS).

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.

Bruno Gonçalves

Dr. Bruno Gonçalves is an Assistante Professor at the University of Évora (Évora, Portugal) and researcher at the Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC). This new multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research centre aims to support, develop and foster clinical, public health and health services research. Dr. Gonçalves graduated with a PhD in collective movement behaviour in association football from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Vila Real, Portugal) in 2017, where he developed expertise in capturing and filtering data using high-tech instruments and also in advanced processing computations. This expertise has led him to build a solid national and international reputation in collective movement behaviour and team sports performance analysis. He authored over 100 papers in journals with an impact factor and has received several awards honours. His current research interests are identifying new variables that can capture collective, exploratory, adaptive, and emergent behaviour principles.

Laura Guidetti

Medical Doctor; Medical Specialization in AeroSpace Medicine, Medical Specialization in Sport Medicine; Master in Sport Sciences, PhD in Movement Sciences.

Associate Professor of “Methods and Didactics of Sport Activities” (2004 - ) at Department of Movement, Human, and Health Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico” Rome.
Teaching at under graduate, graduate and PhD level.
Coordinator of the Doctoral Course in “Physical Activity and Health”.
Invited teacher by different Universities in Portugal (Vila Real, Porto, Rio Maior) and Brazil (Montes Claros, Parana-Curitiba, Lavras).

Research areas: metabolic responses to exercise, effects of supplementations and drugs on sport and exercise.

Author of more than eighty original articles on international journals; reviewer of more than ten international journals on medicine and sport research.
Editorial Board Member of PeerJ, Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal Biology of Exercise, Theories & Application, the International Edition (TAIE), BioMed Research International.

Fellow member of the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM).

Hugo A. Kerhervé

I am a sport and exercise scientist with a multidisciplinary background in exercise physiology, biomechanics and motor control.

I am interested in multifactorial approaches to human acute and chronic adaptation to various stresses, through the study of:

- the factors of performance in individual and team sports in participants with and without disabilities;
- the human-equipment and human-environment interface in performance and injury prevention;
- exercise interventions for health and well-being throughout life and across cultures;
- age-specific and sex-specific factors of cardiovascular, biomechanical and neuromuscular adaptation.