Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - BSMS

International Autumn School 2019


The Autumn School will take place from


Monday 7th to Friday 11th October 2019


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This year's programme is confirmed! We are thrilled to have such great speakers once again.

If you want to download a copy of the compact programme you can find it here. Also you can get a copy of the full programme and abstracts in the booklet here.



Programme at a glance


Day 1 - Monday 7th October

Modelling and Muscle Synergies

09:30 to 10:30 Gerald Loeb University of South Carolina, USA

                        "Learning to use muscles"

11:00 to 12:00 Christian Rode Friedrich Schiller University Jena, GER

                              "Current view of muscle mechanics - Mechanisms and models"

13:30 to 14:30 Markus Böl Technische Universität Braunschweig, GER

                             "Aspects of active muscle modelling: Multi scale/field modelling in biomechanics" 

15:00 to 16:00 Boris Prilutsky Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

                             "Neuromechanical modelling of locomotion: A tool for understanding muscle and

                             kinematic synergies"

Day 2 - Tuesday 8th October

Muscle synergies and MTU Interaction

09:30 to 10:30 Alessandro Santuz Dalhousie University, CAN

                             "Robust vertebrate locomotion in challenging settings"

11:00 to 12:00 Mark Latash Penn State University, USA

                             "Controlled stability of action by motor synergies"

13:30 to 14:30 Shinya Aoi Kyoto University, JPN

                             "Neuromusculoskeletal models based on the muscle synergy hypothesis for

                             understanding adaptive motor control in locomotion"

15:00 to 16:00 Natalie Holt University of California, Irvine, USA

                             "Crossbridge-complience interactions: Implications for muscle physiology and

                             organismal performance" 

Day 3 - Wednesday 9th October

MTU Interaction and Connective Tissue

09:30 to 10:30 Nikolai Konow University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

                             "Muscle tendon interaction: Beyond power amplification"

11:00 to 12:00 Neil Cronin University of Jyväskylä, FIN

                             "MTU analysis methods: Past, present and future"

13:30 to 14:30 Carolyn Eng Yale University, USA

                             "Stretch your imagination: Exploring non-tendinous sources of elastic energy

                             storage in the musculoeskeletal system"

15:00 to 16:00 Shantanu Sinha University of California, San Diego, USA

                             "Structure-functional modelling of the normal and atrophied (unilateral limb

                              suspension and aging) human MSK system using novel MR imaginng techniques"

Thursday 10th October

Connective Tissue, Connective Tissue Adaptation

09:30 to 10:30 Rod Barrett Griffith University, AUS

                             "Targeted achilles tendon training and rehabilitation"

11:00 to 12:00 Mette Hansen Aarhus University, DEN

                             "Influence of gender and female hormones on tendon and lilgaments"

13:30 to 14:30 Can Yucesoy Bogazici University, TUR

                             "Muscle related connective tissue affects muscular force production"

15:00 to 16:00 Marco Narici University of Padova, ITA

                             "Muscle and tendon adaptations to chronic loading and unloading"

Friday 11th October

Connective Tissue, Eccentric Loading and Balance Control

09:30 to 10:30 Jens Bojsen-Møller Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, NOR

                             "Eccentric loading, -Would the tendon know?"

11:00 to 12:00 Martino Franchi University of Padua, ITA

                             "From molecules to morphology and function: An overview of skeletal muscle

                             adaptations to eccentric loading"

13:30 to 14:30 Abigail Mackey Copenhagen University - Bispebjerg Hospital, DEN

                             "Human skeletal muscle connective tissue during myofibre repair and at the

                             myotendinous junction"

15:00 to 16:00 Stéphane Baudry Université Libre de Bruxelles, BEL

                             "Implication of age-related changes in leg propioception for postural control"