Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology — Journal Editorial Boards

Editor

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Musumeci
Editor-in-Chief
Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
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Interests: anatomy; histology; kinesiology; musculoskeletal disorders; rehabilitation; physical activity; aging; nutrition
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Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Sergio Castorina
"Polyclinic G.B. Morgagni" Mediterranean Foundation, Orthopedics Traumatology and Rehabilitation Unit, Catania, Italy
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Interests: anatomy; musculoskeletal disorders; heart conditions; aging; nutrition
Prof. Dr. Carlo Pellicciari
Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, "L. Spallanzani ", University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: histochemistry; immnohistochemistry; fluorescence microscopy; electron microscopy; cytometry; cell death
Prof. Dr. Raymond Coleman
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, PO Box 9649, Haifa 31096, Israel
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Interests: microscopy and microscopic techniques; histochemistry; aging; atherosclerosis
Prof. Dr. Juan. F. Madrid
Department of Cell Biology and Histology, School of Medicine, Regional Campus of International Excellence, “Campus Mare Nostrum", University of Murcia, Espinardo, Spain
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Interests: histology; immunohistochemistry; electron microscopy; lectins; ultrastructure
Prof. Dr. Mauro Alini
Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program, AO Research Institute Davos, Clavadelerstrasse 8, 7270 Davos, Switzerland
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Interests: cartilage; intervertebral disc; angiogenesis; bone; bioreactor; stem cell; tissue regeneration
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from TERMIS European Chapter Meeting 2017 on “Biomechanics, Morphology and Imaging”
Prof. Dr. Annelie Martina Weinberg
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 5, 8036, Graz, Austria
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Interests: bone; children; epiphysis; biomaterial
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Paulsen
Department of Anatomy II, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
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Interests: anatomy of head and neck; eye; tear film; innate immunity; ocular surface; mucosa
Prof. Dr. Pasquale Chieco
Center for Applied Biomedical Research (CRBA), S.Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
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Interests: cancerogenesis; cytometry; histochemistry
Prof. Dr. Deodato Assanelli
Sport-Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia 25121, Italy
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Interests: exercise in diabetes; digital ECG, exercise in elderly; oxidative stress; cardiopulmonary test

Editorial Board

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Moneim
Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt
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Interests: arthroplasty; hip; knee; joint reconstruction; hip preservation
Prof. Dr. Winfried Banzer
Department of Human Movement Science and Athletic Training, Institute of Sports Sciences, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
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Interests: muscles; kinematic; fatigue; exercise; sport sciences
Dr. Antonino Bianco
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit, University of Palermo, Via Giovanni Pascoli, 6, 90144. Palermo, Italy
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Interests: physical activity; training; strength and conditioning; health promotion
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Special Issue: Health Promotion in Children and Adolescents through Sport and Physical Activities
Prof. Dr. Lee E. Brown
Center for Sport Performance, Center for Sport Performance and Human Performance Lab, Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA
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Interests: strength; power; sports performance; speed; quickness
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Special Issue: Strength and Conditioning
Prof. Dr. Jan Cabri
Department of Physical Performance, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
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Interests: biomechanics; musculoskeletal anatomy; movement analysis; electromyography; sport physical therapy; test methodology
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Special Issue: Movement Analysis
Associate Prof. Nick Caplan
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
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Interests: rehabilitation; knee; low back; spinal stability; muscle
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Special Issue: The Knee: Structure, Function and Rehabilitation
Dr. Alessandro Castorina
School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
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Interests: nervous system diseases; neuropharmacology; anatomy; biomolecular; musculoskeletal disorders; neuropathic pain
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Special Issue: Motor Impairment and Neuropathic Pain in Patients with Neurological Diseases: Pathophysiological Mechanisms and Potential Treatment Options
Prof. Dr. Erik Cattrysse
Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Department of Experimental Anatomy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
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Interests: biomechanics; joint kinematics; 3D-analysis; cervical spine; atlanto-axial; anatomy; manual therapy; rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. Matteo Cioni
Gait and Posture Analysis Laboratory, Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation School, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
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Interests: rehabilitation; gait analysis; posture; Parkinson’s disease; Down syndrome; cerebral palsy; spasticity
Dr. Marinella Coco
Italian Center Studies of Osteopathy, Catania, Italy
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Interests: gait and posture; sport and lactate; neuroscience; kinematics; motor learning
Prof. Dr. Crótida de la Cuadra Blanco
Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: human; embryology; development; craniofacial; musculoskeletal
Dr. Angelo Di Giunta
"Polyclinic G.B. Morgagni" Mediterranean Foundation, Orthopedics Traumatology and Rehabilitation Unit, Catania, Italy
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Interests: musculoskeletal disorders; rehabilitation; orthopedics; sports medicine; shoulder; movement biomechanics; prosthetic implants
Dr. Michelino Di Rosa
Italian Center Studies of Osteopathy, Catania, Italy
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Interests: bone remodelling; osteoclast; osteoblast; rankl; chitinases
Prof. Dr. Clark Dickin
School of Kinesiology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, United States
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Interests: biomechanics; motor control; balance; gait and posture; fatigue; aging; kinematics; kinetics
Assistant Prof. Dr. Moataz Eltoukhy
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
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Interests: biomechanics; gait analysis; motion analysis; musculoskeletal modeling; EMG analysis
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Falcieri
School of Health and Physical Exercise, Department of Biomolecular Science, Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Via Ca' Le Suore, 2, 61029 Urbino (PU), Italy
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Interests: apoptosis; skeletal muscle fiber; oxidative stress; atrophy; natural antioxidants; electron microscopy; confocal microscopy
Associate Prof. Dr. Andre Farasyn
Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen 9000, Belgium
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Interests: musculoskeletal pain; referred muscle pain; pressure pain thresholds; physical impairment examination
Dr. Nicholas R. Forsyth
Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Guy Hilton Research Centre, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7QB, UK
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Interests: regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; hypoxia; adult stem cells; pluripotent stem cells; tendon; cartilage; respiratory system
Assistant Prof. Dr. Antonio Frizziero
Department of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
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Interests: tendinopathies; muscles injuries; exercise rehabilitation; sport traumatology
Dr. Michael James Grey
Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Alliance (ABIRA), School of Health Sciences, The Queen’s Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
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Interests: biomechanics; electrophysiology of muscle and brain activity; gait and posture
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Special Issue: Mechanisms and Pathophysiology of Concussion
Prof. Dr. Walter Herzog
Faculty of Kinesiology, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
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Interests: musculoskeletal biomechanics; muscle mechanics; mechanisms of contraction; joint biomechanics; osteoarthritis; clinical biomechanics; sport biomechanics
Prof. Peter Hofmann
Institute of Sports Science, Exercise Physiology, Training & Training Therapy Research Group, University of Graz; Graz, Austria
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Interests: sports medicine; exercise science; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; human performance; performance diagnostics; training therapy
Prof. Dr. Olivier Hue
Department of Science and Physical Activity, University of Québec at Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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Interests: kinesiology; neuroscience; postural control; movement; obesity; aging; physical activity; exercise
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Special Issue: New Advances in Human Posture and Movement
Prof. Eleftherios Kellis
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences at Serres Aristotle, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: Hamstrings muscle tendon modeling; Knee joint mechanics; Muscle co-activation; Soccer biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Petek Korkusuz
Department of Histology and Embryology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
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Interests: Regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; stem cells; niche; biomaterials; musculoskletal system, nanotechnology, histology and embryology; microscopy
Prof. Dr. Mario Lamontagne
School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Interests: joint mechanics; muscle modelling; mechanical properties of human tissues; neuromuscular control; sport injuries and sport biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Milos Ljubisavljevic
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE
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Interests: brain plasticity; non-invasive modulation of brain plasticity; movement disorders; musculoskeletal pain; muscle fatigue; clinical neurophysiology; experimental electrophysiology
Dr. Silvio Lorenzetti
Institute for Biomechanics, Department of Health Science and Technology, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: sport biomechanics; musculoskeletal biomechanics; musculoskeletal modelling; strength training; movement analysis; measurement techniques
Prof. Jeffrey M. McBride
Director of Neuromuscular & Biomechanics Laboratory, Appalachian State University, Convocation Center Room 045, Boone, NC 28607, USA
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Interests: biomechanics; muscle strength & power; athletic performance; stretch-shortening cycle
Prof. Dr. Alexandrina Ferreira Mendes
Faculty of Pharmacy and Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: aging; arthritis; chondrocyte biology; cartilage; inflammation; metabolic osteoarthritis; pharmacology
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Special Issue: Articular Cells and Tissues in Health and Osteoarthritis
Dr. Christoph Mickel
Department of Human Movement Science and Athletic Training, Institute of Sports Sciences, Goethe University, Germany
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Interests: motor learning and control; neuromuscular adaptations; locomotion; movement analysis
Prof. Dr. Antonio Paoli
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
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Interests: resistance training; metabolism; fat loss; skeletal muscle physiology; fitness; Muscle hypertrophy; fasting; ketogenic diet
Dr. Vassilis Paschalis
School of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, 42100 Trikala, Greece
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Interests: eccentric exercise; exercise physiology; isokinetic dynamometry; uscle physiology; redox biology
Prof. Dr. Evasio Pasini
Department of Cardioangiology Rehabilitation, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri IRCCS, Pavia, Italy
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Interests: aging; cardiovascular system; exercise; nutrition; muscle
Prof. Dr. José Peña-Amaro
Department of Morphological Sciences, Histology Section, Faculty of Medicine, University of Córdoba, Maimónides Institute for Biomedical Research, Avenida Menéndez Pidal s/n, Córdoba 14071, Spain
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Interests: skeletal muscle; muscle regeneration; muscle histology; muscle histochemistry; muscle ultrastructure; muscle pathology
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Special Issue: Muscle Damage and Regeneration
Dr. Valentina Perciavalle
Department of Sciences of Formation, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
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Interests: physical activity; motor learning; sport pedagogy; sport psychology; sport physiology; integration's pedagogy
Dr. Karin Pichler
Department of Pediatrics, Clinic for Pediatrics I Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstr. 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: muscles diseases; metabolic disorders; cartilage; growth plate; pediatric orthopedics
Prof. Dr. Brach Poston
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Interests: transcranial direct current stimulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation; Parkinson's disease; aging; force control; EMG; motor learning
Assoc. Prof. Vincent K. Ramsey
Chair Sports Exercise Science, United States Sports Academy, One Academy Drive, Daphne, AL 36526, USA
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Interests: Biomechanics; Clinical Rehabilitation; Restorative Medicine; Orthopedics; Traumatic Brain Injury; Tactical Athletics; Concussion Education
Dr. Deborah Riebe
Department of Kinesiology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA
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Interests: physical activity; obesity; aging
Prof. Dr. Ugo Ripamonti
Bone Research Laboratory, Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Oral Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Interests: bone induction; bone morphogenetic proteins; transforming growth factor beta proteins; tissue engineering
Dr. João Rocha Vaz
Laboratory of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: biomechanics; clinical biomechanics; sports medicine; kinesiology; muscle coordination; variability; electromyography
Associate Prof. Dr. Patrick Sadoghi
Division of Arthroplasty, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
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Interests: arthroplasty; orthopaedic sports medicine; knee; hip and shoulder joint
Prof. Dr. Franz Josef Seibert
Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
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Interests: bone and joint-fracture care-outcome-rehab; ligament repair-outcome-rehab
Prof. Dr. Safa Shehab
Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE
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Interests: neuroanatomy; primary afferents; spinal cord; neuropathic pain; peripheral nerve injury and deep brain stimulation
Dr. Luís Silva
Laboratory of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: sport physiology; movement analysis; electromyography; kinesiology; neuromuscular physiology; machine learning
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Special Issue: Movement Analysis
Prof. Dr. Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
Exercise, Health and Rehabilitation Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, 75 East Street, Lidcombe, NSW, 2141, Australia
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Interests: exercise; nutrition; body composition; frailty
Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Sorci
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
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Interests: myogenesis; satellite cells; muscle regeneration; muscular dystrophy; sarcopenia; cancer cachexia; rhabdomyosarcoma; S100B; RAGE (receptor for advanced glycation end-products)
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Special Issue: Muscular Dystrophy
Assoc. Prof. Paul Stapley
Neural Control of Movement Laboratory, School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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Interests: posture; balance; neuromuscular; voluntary movement; cortex; eye; biomechanics
Assist. Prof. Dr. Laura Stefani
Sport Medicine Center, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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Interests: physical exercise; training; non-communicable chronic diseases; sedentary time; cardio-metabolic and inflammatory risk biomarkers; nutritional integration; functional evaluation; long term efficacy of physical exercise
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Special Issue: Tailored Exercise in Patients with Chronic Diseases
Special Issue: Tailored Exercise in Patients with Chronic Diseases 2017
Prof. Dr. Martin J Stoddart
Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program, AO Research Institute Davos, Clavadelerstrasse 8, 7270 Davos, Switzerland
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Interests: mesenchymal stem cells; chondrogenesis; ostoegenesis; mechanobiology; gene therapy; bone; cartilage
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from TERMIS European Chapter Meeting 2017 on “Biomechanics, Morphology and Imaging”
Dr. Georgios Stylianides
Sport Science Program, College of Arts & Science, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Interests: sport biomechanics; scoliosis; gait; balance; 3D biomechanics
Dr. Marta Anna Szychlinska
Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
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Interests: tissue engineering; stem cells; chondrogenesis; musculoskeletal disorders; physical activity; aging; nutrition
Prof. Dr. William R. Taylor
Institute for Biomechanics, HCI E 357.1, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 3-4, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: gait analysis; neuromotor pathologies; musculoskeletal biomechanics; kinematics; movement biomechanics
Assist. Prof. Gianluca Vadalà
Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy
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Interests: spine biomechanics; intervertebral disc; sport medicine; knee; tissue regeneration; mesenchymal stem cells
Prof. Dr. Ana Valdes
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
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Interests: osteoarthritis; pain; genetics; metabolomics; epidemiology
Dr. Lingyan Wang
Oregon Hearing Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road/NRC04, Portland, OR, 97239, USA
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Interests: development; regeneration; ear; muscle; histology
Prof. Dr. Mark Willems
Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, Chichester, UK
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Interests: muscle function; fatigue; exercise physiology; training; sports nutrition; muscle damage; aging, eccentric contractions
Prof. Dr. Klaus Wirth
Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Applied Science Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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Interests: strength; power; speed; periodization; morphological adaptations; neuronal adaptations
Dr. Victoria Workman
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
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Interests: regenerative medicine; 3D cell culture; bio-electrospraying; biological models; cell encapsulation; cellular kinetics
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from TERMIS European Chapter Meeting 2017 on “Biomechanics, Morphology and Imaging”
Dr. Kotaro Yamakado
Department of Orthopaedics/Sposrts medicine, Fukui General Hospital, Fukui 9108561, Japan
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Interests: shoulder; foot and ankle; arthroplasty; arthroscopy; rotator cuff

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