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ISBS 2011 // June 27th · July 1st

Invited speakers

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The 8 Invited Conferences will include those presented by the key-note speakers invited by the local organizing committee, as well as the two personalities invited by the ISBS board of directors: “The Geoffrey Dyson Lecture” (the honorary opening conference), and the last year winner of  “The Hans Gros New Investigator Award” (the 8th conference to be presented)


Youlian Hong Youlian Hong

“The Geoffrey Dyson Lecture”

Conference Title: "Biomechanics of Tai Ji"


Gert-Peter Brüggemann Gert-Peter Brüggemann

Conference Title: "Biological tissue response to mechanical loading in impact sports"


Paavo V. Komi Paavo V. Komi

Conference Title: "Identification of stretch-shortening cycles (SSC) in different sports"


Walter Herzog Walter Herzog

Conference Title:"Undersatnding muscle properties in sports performance optimization"


Bruce Elliot Bruce Elliot

Conference Title:"The player development pathway: a biomechanical perspective"


Carlo J. De Luca Carlo J. De Luca

Conference Title: "Control of Motor Units during Voluntary Isometric Force-Production: Implications for Exercise"

Mark King Mark King

Conference Title:"Computer simulation modelling in sports biomechanics"


Anne Richter Anne Richter

The Hans Gros 2010 New Investigator Award Winner

Conference Title:"Specific issues in vertical jumps as fundamental performance evaluation tools"



Short CVs

Youlian Hong Youlian Hong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Received BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Tsinghua University/Buijing), MSc in Sports Biomechanics (Beijing University of Physical Education) and PhD in Biomechanics (German Sports University of Cologne), Youlian Hong is the Distinguished Professor at the Chengdu Sports University/China and the Adjunct Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He is the Fellow, Life Member elect, and former President of ISBS and former President of Hong Kong Ergonomics Association.
Since 2003, Youlian has been the Editor-in-Chief of Research in Sports Medicine and the member of Executive Board, Sports Biomechanics.
As author and co-author, He has published more than 60 full-length papers in peer reviewed English journals.
He is also the lead editor and editor of the books “International Research in Sports Biomechanics”, “Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science” (both hard and paperback editions), “Tai Chi Quan - State of the Art in International Research”, and “ Load Carriage in School Children: Epidemiology and Exercise Science”.
He received the award and prize of “Lifelong Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Sports Biomechanics in China” in 1995 and “Research Excellence 2006-2007 of the Chinese University of Hong Kong”.
Youlian’s recent research focuses on biomechanics of footwear and Tai Chi.

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Gert-Peter Brüggemann Gert-Peter Brüggemann, DSK, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
Dr. Brüggemann currently is a Professor at the German Sport University, Cologne, Germany.
His original training was in mathematics and human movement sciences.
After his university studies in Münster and Frankfurt/Main, he obtained a doctoral degree at the University of Frankfurt/Main in Bio-mechanics.
He was offered an Associate Professor position at the German Sport University of Co-logne in 1983, and - after some requests from other German and European Universities - Dr. Brügge-mann remained at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln and now has a full professorship in Biome-chanics. Since 2000 he is the head of Institute for Biomechanics at the German Sport University.
In 2004 the Institute was enlarged to the Institute for Biomechanics and Orthopaedics which is now one of Europe’s largest and best equipped institutes in field of biomechanics and clinical biomechanics.
He has contributed to over 200 papers in German, English, Japanese and Chinese focused on sport and occupational biomechanics and clinical biomechanics.
He is a frequent speaker at biomechanics and medical conferences.
He was a member of the IOC Medical Commission, Subcommission on Biomechanics and Physiology for twelve years.
The last years the major scientific impact contributed to an increased understanding of the biological tissue response to mechanical stimuli.
His major scientific interests are mechanical load during sport and occupational activities and its relation to injuries, tissue damages, the impact of mechanical stimuli to biological materials, the biomechanics of the muscle-tendon-unit, and the limiting factors of human performance.
Last but not least footwear biomechanics, biomechanics of braces, orthoses and prostheses play an important role in his scientific work.


Paavo V. Komi Paavo V. Komi, Jyväskylä University, Finland
Professor emeritus specialized in neuromuscular science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Director of the Neuromuscular Research Center, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä.

His research focus is on Mechanisms and Adaptation of Neuromuscular Function in Exercise (Muscle mechanics, Neuromuscular control of movement, Neuromuscular fatigue, Mechanics of motion, Muscle damage, Molecular adaptation of muscle function, Training and detraining adaptation). .

Author of several monographs and scientific papers. He has taught several university courses and lectured numerous conferences on specific topics of biology of physical activity, human performance and its practical application to sport training.

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Walter Herzog Walter Herzog, University of Calgary, Canada
Co-Director of the Human Performance Laboratory
Professor of the Faculties of Kinesiology, Engineering, and Medicine
Associate Dean Research of the Faculty of Kinesiology
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Dr. Walter Herzog received his undergraduate degree from the ETH in Zurich, and his doctoral degree in Biomechanics from the University of Iowa.
Following his postdoctoral training in Neuroscience, he accepted an assistant professorship at the University of Calgary, where he is currently a full professor in the Faculties of Kinesiology, Engineering, and Medicine.
He is co-director of the Human Performance Lab, a National Killam Fellow, and a Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics.
His primary research interests are in musculoskeletal biomechanics, with focus on molecular mechanisms of muscular contraction, cartilage and joint biomechanics, and clinical and sports applications.

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Bruce Elliot Bruce Elliot, University of Western Australia, Australia
Is the senior biomechanist and Head of the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia.

He has a keen interest in performance optimization and injury reduction in sport, having published several refereed articles and conference proceedings, along with a number of books or book chapters on these topics. He is an editorial board member of several Sport Science periodicals.

He was honoured by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports by being asked to give their Geoffrey Dyson Lecture, has been made a fellow of that organization and was its President in the period 2003-5.

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Carlo J. De Luca Carlo J. De Luca, Boston University, USA
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Professor at the Department of Neurology

Research Interests:
Motor control of normal and abnormal muscles
Objective assessment of movement in neurologically impaired individuals
Innovative technology for monitoring and analyzing surface EMG signals
Automatic and accurate decomposition of the surface EMG signal

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Mark King Mark King, Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University, UK

Main research interests:
•  Computer simulation of dynamic jumps
•  Maximal voluntary isovelocity torque
•  Computer simulation of racket sports
•  Computer simulation of fast bowling in cricket

The main focus of his current research is using subject-specific computer simulation models to help understand the mechanics of the takeoff phase in dynamic jumps.  Integral to this work is the role of muscle on optimum performance and in particular the relationship between maximal voluntary torque and angular velocity.  At the European College of Sport Science 1997 conference he was awarded first prize in the Young Investigators Award for his work on the computer simulation of gymnastics vaulting.  He has been a member of the International Society of Biomechanics and the Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS) for the past 15 years and in 2010 he was elected Chair of the TGCS.

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Anne Richter Anne Richter, BioMotion Center, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
She is a Postgraduate assistant at the Department of Sport and Sport Science, Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT), where she is also finishing her PhD studies.

She received the Alumnus award 2004 (2nd place) for the BA thesis, the Alumnus award 2006 (1st place) for the Master thesis.

She was the winner of the Hans Gros New Investigator Award 2010 by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), with the work “Effects of age, gender and activity level on counter-movement jump performance and variability in children and adolescents”

Her main interests are on the biomechanical analysis of jumps, a field where she has several abstracts and articles published.

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