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MFYS Sport Science Seminar

Saturday, 6 April, 2019 - 08:30 to Saturday, 6 April, 2019 - 17:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Human Physiology Research Group / Vrije Universiteit Brussel
+32 2 629 28 75

Who are we?

The Human Physiology research group (MFYS) is part of the faculty LK and performs research on the general theme of “Exercise and the Brain in Health and Disease”. The interaction of exercise and (neuro)chemistry, (neuro)physiology and neuroplasticity is explored in different situations. MFYS explores the limits of fatigue, mechanisms of thermoregulation, nutritional supplementation and its effects on cognitive and physical performance, and the (neuro)physiological aspects of human-robot interaction. MFYS has a long-standing experience in sports science, sports medicine and sports rehabilitation.

Sport Science Seminar

We received confirmations of invited high-level national and international scientists and experts on two topics: “Mental fatigue, physical performance and the brain” and “Nutrition, exercise and the brain”.

8.30                      Coffee

9.00 – 9.10           General welcome by Prof Dr Romain Meeusen (Vice-rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel; head of MFYS)

Session 1 Mental fatigue, exercise and the brain

(Moderator: Prof Dr Bart Roelands; Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

9.10 – 09.45          Dr Jeroen Van Cutsem; Vrije Universiteit Brussel            

9.45 - 10.20          Prof Dr Samuele Marcora; Kent University; University of Bologna

10.20-10.40          Coffee break

10.40-11.15          Prof Dr Ben Rattray; University of Canberra

11.15-11.50          Prof Dr Dominic Micklewright; University of Essex

11.50-12.05          Discussion           

12.05-13.00          Lunch

Session 2 Nutrition, exercise and the brain

(Moderator: Prof Dr Ruth Verrelst; Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

13.00-13.35          Prof Dr Wim Derave; Ghent University

13.35-14.10          Dr Judith Haudum (Sportnutrix)

14.10-14.30          Coffee break

14.30-15.05          Dr Glen Davison; Kent University

15.05-15.40          Prof Dr Romain Meeusen

15.40-15.55          Discussion

15.55-16.00          Conclusions (Prof Dr Romain Meeusen)       

16.00-17.00          Reception


Income rates

Normal registration: until 01/03/2019: 110€; after 01/03/2019: 125€

Personel and alumni VUB, members BFC: until 01/03/2019: 90€; after 01/03/2019: 100€

Students: 50€


We look forward to meeting you there!!!

Prof dr Bart Roelands

Prof dr Romain Meeusen

Congres organizers



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