Project cycles

Projects 2015-2018
for project summaries see Projects to start in 2015

Projects 2014-2017
for project summaries see Current Projects

Project 1
Aging associated impairment of muscle mechano-sensitivity causing reduced muscle protein synthesis and regeneration
PI: prof. dr A. de Haan, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI: prof. dr P. Hespel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Project 2
Optimisation of training programs with respect to muscle adaptations in elderly subjects
PI: prof. dr C. Delecluse, K.U. Leuven, Belgium; co-PI: prof. dr J. van Dieën, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 3
Biomechanical changes in articulation of the jaw joint due to aging
PI: prof. dr V. Everts, MOVE (ACTA), Netherlands; co-PI: prof. dr ir. H. van Lenthe, KU Leuven, Belgium

Project 4
Is sedentarism, independent of physical activity and hormonal status, a modulator of healthy ageing?
PI: dr Gladys Onambélé-Pearson, MMU, UK; prof. dr S. Verschueren, KU Leuven, Belgium

Project 5
Understanding hand motor control in healthy aging
PI: prof. dr D. Veeger, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI: dr I. Jonkers, KU Leuven, Belgium

Project 6
Interactions between androgen receptor signalling, calcium homeostasis and bone turnover in male mice
PI: prof. dr Dirk Vanderschueren, KU Leuven, Belgium; co-PI: prof. dr N. Bravenboer, MOVE (ACTA), Netherland

Projects 2013-2016

Project 1
Impaired mobility in aging – The role of antioxidants in improving vascular and muscular function
PI: dr. May Azzawi, IRM, United Kingdom; co-PI: prof.dr. L. Vanhees, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Project 2
Impacts of cortical (a)symmetry on age-related changes in movement coordination
PI: prof. dr. A. Daffertshofer, MOVE, Netherlands, co-PI: prof.dr. S. Swinnen, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Project 3
Biomechanical changes in articulation of the jaw joint due to aging
PI: prof. dr. V. Everts, MOVE (ACTA), Netherlands; co-PI: prof.dr.ir. H. van Lenthe

Project 4
Can mechanical loading compensate for aging effects in vitamin D, phosphate and sex hormone metabolism in maintaining bone mass?
PI: prof. dr. P. Lips, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI: prof.dr. D. Vanderschueren, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Project 5
MAXIMUS: maximizing muscle recovery after stroke
PI: prof. M.A. Slevin, IRM, United Kingdom; co-PI: prof.dr. G. Kwakkel, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 6
Understanding hand motor control in healthy aging
Project I: Muscle mechanics and neural control of the aging hand
PI: prof.dr.ir. D.F. Stegeman, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI: prof. I. Jonkers, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Project 7
Effects of home-based training with telemonitoring guidance in low- to moderate-risk patients with ischemic coronary artery disease
PI: prof. L. Vanhees, K.U. Leuven. Belgium; co-PI: dr.ir. H. Degens, IRM, United Kingdom

Project 8
Does The Osteocyte Lacuna Affect Bone Adaptive Response In Aging?
PI: Prof. dr. ir. H. van Lenthe, K.U. Leuven, Belgium; co-PI: prof.dr. J. Klein-Nulend, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 9
Optimising virtual reality interventions for improving balance and preventing falls in different populations of elderly
PI: Prof.dr. S.M.P. Verschueren, K.U. Leuven, Belgium; co-PI: prof.dr. J.H. van Dieën, MOVE, Netherlands

Projects 2012-2015

Project 1
Watch out! Gait adaptability in older adults with low and high executive function
PI: prof.dr. P.J. Beek, MOVE, Netherlands co-PI: prof.dr. J. Duysens, KULeuven, Belgium

Project 2
Understanding muscle and bone anabolic resistance in ageing: is ER stress involved?
PI: prof.dr. P. Hespel, KULeuven, Belgium, co-PI: prof.dr. J. Klein-Nulend, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 3
Mechanisms underlying the changes in muscle quality and quantity with ageing
PI: prof.dr. D.A. Jones, IRM, UK, co-PI: prof.dr. A. de Haan, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 4
Quantfying aberrant mechanical loading in medial knee osteoarthritis
PI: prof.dr. I. Jonkers, KULeuven, Belgium; co-PI: prof.dr. C. Maganaris, IRM, UK

Project 5
PROSPER: Longitudinal PatteRning Of changes in Synergistic-basEd movement during stroke Recovery.
PI: prof.dr. G. Kwakkel, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI: prof.dr. A. Nieuwboer, KULeuven, Belgium

Project 6
Psycho-physical mechanisms of immobilisation
PI: prof.dr. I Loram, IRM, UK; co-PI: prof.dr. P. Beek, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 7
The role of lower-limb biomechanics and energy cost in walking difficulties experienced by older people with Type 2 diabetes
PI: dr. N. Reeves, IRM, UK; co-PI: prof.dr. S. Verschueren, KULeuven, Belgium

Project 8
Determinants of falls risk in older orthopaedic patients
PI: dr. M. Pijnappels, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI: prof.dr. S. Verschueren, KULeuven, Belgium

Project 9
Aging and brain plasticity: alterations in brain structure, function and connectivity and their implications for motor coordination
PI: prof.dr. S. Swinnen, KULeuven, Belgium; co-PI: dr. A. Daffertshofer, MOVE, Netherlands

Projects 2011-2014

Project 1
Impaired muscle function and hypertrophy at old age: due to oxidative stress and/or low-level chronic systemic inflammation?
PI: Dr. ir. H. Degens IRM, UK; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. A. de Haan, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 2
The ability of older adults to suppress unwanted lower limb reactions to daily life perturbations
PI: prof.dr. J. Duysens, KU Leuven, Belgium; co-PI (mobility period): dr. M. Pijnappels, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 3
Does Current Anti-Hypertensive Treatment Interfere With The Promotion Of Fitness By Physical Activity?
PI: prof.dr. M. Flueck IRM, UK; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. A. de Haan, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 4
The etiology of generalized osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis
PI: prof.dr. J. Klein-Nulend, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. F. Luyten, KU Leuven, Belgium

Project 5
Future Functional Status in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Impact of Neuromuscular, Psychological and Clinical Factors (NPC-study)
PI: prof.dr. W. Lems, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. S. Verschueren, KU Leuven, Belgium

Project 6
Identification of risk factors associated with the progression of knee-osteoarthritis: a prospective longitudinal study.
PI: prof.dr. F. Luyten, KU Leuven, Belgium; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. J. van Dieën, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 7
Knee osteoarthritis and stair negotiation
PI: prof.dr. C. Maganaris, IRM, UK; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. S. Verschueren, KU Leuven, Belgium

Project 8
The contribution of motor switching to freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease: differential effects of complex gait and postural demands in freezers and non-freezers
PI: prof.dr. A. Nieuwboer, KU Leuven, Belgium; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. G. Kwakkel, MOVE, Netherlands

Project 9
Dynamic balance assessment and training in older adults based on centre of mass tracking performance
PI: prof.dr. J van Dieën, MOVE, Netherlands; co-PI (mobility period): prof.dr. S. Verschueren, KU Leuven, Belgium