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1st place Young Investigators Award for Dr Brent Raiteri

We are very proud and congratulate our team member Dr Brent Raiteri for becoming 1st place winner of the Young Investigators Award of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS)! This competitive and prestigious award is an integral part of the annual ECSS congresses and was established for the promotion of young scientists and the fostering of scientific excellence. Brent was awarded for his outstanding research on in vivo human muscle mechanics entitled “Muscle-tendon length and force affect human tibialis anterior central aponeurosis stiffness in vivo”. Within this study, which was conducted under the supervision of Dr Andrew Cresswell and Dr Glen Lichtwark at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), it was shown that the aponeurosis has distinct elastic features compared to the tendon that should no longer be neglected when analyzing in vivo human muscle function.

The muscle protein titin and eccentric contractions

We are very thankful to the Mercator Research Center Ruhr ( for supporting our research on the giant muscle protein titin’s role during eccentric contractions. In a one-year pilot project we will setup experiments that involve in vivo biomechanical testing and in vitro muscle testing to investigate human muscle and neurophysiology responses to training.