Exercise biology

  • Animal models
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • Biological pathways and sports metabolism

This theme examines fundamental aspects of physical exercise at the molecular level. Our research uses cellular and animal models to investigate the mechanisms underlying the adaptations produced by training and, conversely, by physical inactivity. We can then transfer our findings from the model to humans (including patients) or vice-versa (translational research).


Researchers working on this theme:

  • Francesca Amati – Associate professor
  • Bengt Kayser - Full professor
  • Lucia Mazzolai – Professor
  • Nicolas Place - Assistant professor
  • Nadège Zanou - Post-doctoral researcher


Publications on this research theme:

  • Citherlet, T., Willis, S. J., Chaperon, A., & Millet, G. P. (2022). Differences in the limb blood flow between two types of blood flow restriction cuffs: A pilot study. Frontiers in Physiology, 1508.
  • Ritzmann, R., Del Vecchio, A., Baudry, S., Place, N., Gollhofer, A., Narici, M., & Centner, C. (2022). Neuromechanics in Movement and Disease With Physiological and Pathophysiological Implications: From Fundamental Experiments to Bio-Inspired Technologies. Frontiers in physiology, 13.
  • Simonet, M., Ruggeri, P., Sallard, E., & Barral, J. (2022). The field of expertise modulates the time course of neural processes associated with inhibitory control in a sport decision-making task. Scientific reports, 12(1), 1-16.


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