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Hugo Sarmento

My work broadly focuses on the performance analysis, training load monitoring, match analysis, small-sided and conditioned games, and physical activity and health. Research in this area has been supported by qualitative and qualitative methodologies, in order to capture the dynamic and multifactorial reality that characterizes performance in sport. Although most of my research focuses on football, I am interested in the study of other sports, especially team ball sports, on which I have also developed several research works.

Aaron T Scanlan

Dr Aaron Scanlan is an Associate Professor in Exercise and Sport Sciences at Central Queensland University Australia. Aaron is the Lead for the Exercise and Sports Science Rehabilitation Research Cluster and an Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Accredited Exercise Scientist and Accredited Sport Scientist. Aaron's research is multi-dimensional, exploring various aspects of exercise and sport with particular interest in applied topics among team sports. Aaron is specifically recognised as a world leader in basketball research and has collaborated extensively with researchers from various countries as well as industry bodies at regional, national, and international levels.

Kenichi Shibuya

Professor of Niigata University of Health and Welfare in the Department of Health and Nutrition.

Researching topics such as the Impact of exercise and physical activity on cognitive function, and on vascular health; the Impact of Flavors on taste perceptions; the Impact of Chewing on cerebral activation and Cognition; the Impact of Colors on taste perceptions

Arja L.T. Uusitalo

I am high level professional in the field of research (for 25 years), academic teaching, health care leadership and quality work. My Medical Specialties are clinical physiology and nuclear medicine and sports and exercise medicine. I have experience and additional education in leadership and management (UEF and LUT), service design and quality in clinical practice, and experience in lean management and process. Lately, I have worked with health technology and digitalization and preventive health care. My deepest knowledge is in stress research and physiology and interests in technology in welfare sector to improve quality, productivity, processes and occupational health.

Matteo Vandoni

Matteo Vandoni is the scientific director of the Laboratory of Adapted Motor Activity of the University of Pavia.
His research topics are: the study of childhood obesity and diabetes exercise - the changes in the autonomic nervous system in pediatric and adult subjects - the study of the implications of physical exercise on health – the study of functional performance in developmental age.

Jesus Vera

Professor of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Granada, Spain.

Most of my research is focused on the effects of physical activity on the health status, mainly for the prevention and management of different cardiovascular and ocular
diseases. Currently researching Optometry, Sports Medicine, Sport Psychology and Neuropsychology.

Marcus Fraga Vieira

Prof. Marcus Vieira is the Bioengineering and Biomechanics Laboratory head at Universidade Federal de Goiás. He received BS in Electrical Engineering and Physical Education from the Universidade Federal de Goiás, and MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Universidade de São Paulo. He focuses his research in computational neuroscience and biomechanics, especially in motoneuron modeling, spinal CPG, nonlinear tools for movement variability analysis, including entropy, fractal dimension and recurrence analysis, coherence analysis in postural control, transitory tasks such as gait initiation, and gait dynamic stability.

Julia Warnberg

Dr. Julia Warnberg, with a degree in Nutrition (2001) and a PhD in Medicine (2006), currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at the University of Málaga's School of Health Sciences.
She is the coordinator of the research group EpiPHAAN (Epidemiology, Physical Activity, and Nutrition), which includes three senior researchers, three collaborating senior researchers, two postdoc researchers, and six doctoral candidates. The group also hosts postdoctoral researchers for research stays.
The group's research focus is primarily on conducting clinical trials related to the Mediterranean Diet and promoting physical activity. Additionally, they study the lifestyles of children and adolescents, particularly in the context of obesity, physical activity, and nutrition. The group is actively involved in developing methods and analyzing motion sensor data (accelerometers) for assessing physical activity.

Vanessa R Yingling

Dr. Yingling is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, East Bay. Her undergraduate degree was in Bioengineering from the University of California-San Diego. She obtained her master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow for 2 years in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Yingling’s research interest is “How to grow a strong skeleton - The effect of exercise and loading on bone structure and strength. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Astrid Zech

Prof. Dr. Astrid Zech is head of the Department of Movement Science and Exercise Physiology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Her primary research interests include; Sensorimotor control over the lifespan; Habitual running patterns, barefoot running; Sports injuries / injury prevention; Rehabilitation and exercise therapy and Sports in old age.

Li Zuo

Assistant Professor, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), and Director of Molecular Physiology and Rehabilitation Research Lab at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine.