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04-05-2010, 11:35 PM
Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to the International Symposium that we are
organising on "The Physiology, Mechanics and Control of Human Movement
Across the Life Span" on Tuesday 29th June 2010 to be held at Manchester
Metropolitan University (MMU): http://www.irm.mmu.ac.uk/symposium/index.php

This Symposium is organised by the Institute for Biomedical Research into
Human Movement & Health (IRM) of MMU and it is timed to immediately precede
The Physiological Society Meeting being held in Manchester from the 30th
June to 2nd July 2010 (http://www.physiology2010.org/symp/1wed2.html) so
that you will be able to combine attendance at both meetings if interested.

There is no charge for attendance at the IRM symposium but for security,
seating and catering reasons we would ask you to register in advance. To do
this, please complete the simple form at the Registration page:

We do hope that you will be able to come to Manchester this summer and we
look forward to greeting you at that time.

Further information can be found in our website
(http://www.irm.mmu.ac.uk/symposium/about_symposium.php) but a brief outline
of the programme is included here:

IRM Symposium "The Physiology, Mechanics and Control of Human Movement
Across the Life Span"
Tuesday 29th June 2010, To be held at Manchester Metropolitan University,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK.

Programme (Tuesday 29th June 2010)

9.00 Registration and Refreshments

Session 1: Molecular and Cell Biology

9.30 Hans Hoppeler: Adaptations of muscle to training
9.50 Martin Flück: The links between physical activity and cell signalling
in muscle
10.10 Claire Stewart: The interaction of growth factors and cytokines in the
regulation of muscle growth and atrophy

Session 2: Neuromuscular Physiology

10.45 Lars Larsson: Effects of ageing on regulation of muscle contraction
11.05 Hans Degens: Variation in contractile properties within fibre types
11.25 David Jones: Changes in cross bridge function with fatigue: how wrong
can you be?

Session 3: Biomechanics

12.00 Walter Herzog : Mechanics of force transmission through tendon and
12.20 Costis Maganaris: Human tendon adaptability to loading and changes
with age and activity
12.40 Vasilios Baltzopoulos: Mechanics of muscle and joint function in-vivo:
implications for measuring, modelling and understanding human movement

Lunch and poster presentations/demonstrations

Session 4: Motor Control

2.30 Richard Fitzpatrick: Visual, vestibular and proprioceptive control of
2.50 Ian Loram: Mechanisms of postural control
3.10 Dilwyn Marple-Horvat: The importance of eye movements for low and high
speed locomotion

Session 5: Development and Ageing

3.45 Fwazi Kadi: Ageing muscle: changes at the cellular level
4.05 Marco Narici: Sarcopaenia and disuse atrophy: are they the same
4.25 Jörn Rittweger: The effects of life-long physical activity on bone and

Tea and poster presentations/demonstrations

Many thanks and apologies for cross-posting.
With best wishes

V. Baltzopoulos, PhD
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health (IRM)
School of Biology, Chemistry & Health Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Manchester Metropolitan University
John Dalton Building, E309
Oxford Rd
Manchester M1 5GD, UK

Tel: (+44)(0) 161 2475491
Fax: (+44)(0) 161 2476375
Email: V.Baltzopoulos@mmu.ac.uk


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