Laboratório de Biomecânica e Morfologia Funcional

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Missão


Laboratório de Biomecânica e Morfologia FuncionalThe Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Laboratory (BFML) combines two areas of major international and national scientific tradition: Biomechanics and Morphological Sciences Morphology). These two areas are dedicated to the teaching and research in Biology, Sports Science and Health Sciences. Essentially, Morphology and Biomechanics are core disciplines and professionals in scientific fields such as Biology, Physical Education and Sport, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, among others. Biomechanics is a well-known area, being a multidisciplinary field with diverse areas of expertise in fundamental, theoretical, or applied fields. Its importance in Sport justifies the existence of an international society focused in this area, the ISBS - International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, existing within a broader ISB - International Society of Biomechanics, which brings together researchers from many different areas. The BMFL has been developed an important network of collaborations with national and international reference research groups in their scientific fields, which is materialized in research project funded (mostly under the coordinated BMFL), set of doctoral or post-doctoral programs and projects.

Direção
Programa de investigação

The BFML has three main research lines:

1) Modeling and Biomechanical Simulation of movements and muscle/ joint structures
2) Study of regeneration of nerve and muscle tissue using the animal model
3) Application studies of assessment methodologies and modeling developed mechanical load on the research first line in special populations

The research lines outlined above are developed in research programs supported by funding from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia- Ministério da Educação e Ciência (FCT-MEC), dealing the following research objectives:

  • Development of experimental methodologies, modeling and simulation for the study of mechanical load on the musculoskeletal system in humans and animal model;
  • Implementation of methodology for morpho-functional evaluation in vivo in humans with use of imaging techniques (MRI and Ultrasound). The application of the methods described above in situations or special populations, such as to older adults in reducing the risk of falls, to athlete towards the purpose of reducing the biomechanical overload, and also the effects of mechanical loading during pregnancy.
  • Morphological evaluation of tissues (muscle and nerve) using histology and stereology, as well as the application of these techniques to the study of muscle atrophy by disuse, aging and other conditions.
  • Population-based epidemiological studies for evaluation of mechanical loads and the effects of exercise programs in conditions such as osteoarthritis, aging, pregnancy, as well as the effects of exposure to outdoor conditions of everyday life and occupational settings
  • Study of the effects of strength training and flexibility using the techniques mentioned above, aiming the optimization of sports performance.
Investigadores

Docentes:

Pós-Docs:

  • Wangdo Kim

Doutorandos:

Outros investigadores:

  • Cátia Pereira
  • Miguel Martins
  • Ricardo Matias
  • Sandra Amado
  • Sérgio Alves
Projetos de investigação

PTDC/DES/103178/2008: Development of experimental and modeling methodologies for evaluating the mechanical load on the musculoskeletal system

  • Starting date: 01-02-2010
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: António Prieto Veloso
  • Main Scientific Area: Sport Studies
  • Funding: €151.800,00

PTDC/DES/104036/2008: Modification of the morphological and physiological properties of skeletal muscle denervation / reinnervation of disuse in the rat: an integrative approach

  • Starting date: 01-02-2010
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: Paulo Alexandre Silva Armada da Silva
  • Main Scientific Area: Sport Studies
  • Funding: €185.000,00

PTDC/DES/102058/2008: Effect of biomechanical load on the musculoskeletal system in women during pregnancy and postpartum

  • Starting date: 01-02-2010
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: Rita Alexandra Prior Falhas Santos-Rocha
  • Main Scientific Area: Sport Studies
  • Funding: €94.000,00

PTDC/DES/72946/2006: Biomechanics of Locomotion in the Elderly. Determinant Factors for Fracture Risk Reduction

  • Starting date: 01-01-2008
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: António Prieto Veloso
  • Main Scientific Area: Sport Studies
  • Funding: €102.300,00

PTDC/CVT/64220/2006: Peripheral nerve regeneration using degradable guiding tube associated with a cellular system autologous

  • Starting date: 01-09-2007
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: Ana Collete Pereira Castro Osório Maurício (ICETA/UP) e António Prieto Veloso (FMH/UTL)
  • Main Scientific Area: Sport Studies
  • Funding: €177.609,00

POCTI/DES/61761/2004:Evaluation of biomechanical load on the musculoskeletal system. Development and application of experimental methodologies and modeling

  • Starting date: 01-07-2005
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: António Prieto Veloso
  • Main Scientific Area: Sport Studies
  • Funding: €62.162,00

POCI/59091/2004: Bioactive new generation of biomaterials and scaffolds for bone tissue regenerative surgery using 3D biomodelization

  • Starting date: 01-01-2005
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: José Domingos da Silva Santos e António Prieto Veloso (FMH/UTL)
  • Main Scientific Area: Sport Studies
  • Funding: €79.000,00

POCTI/EAT/61564/2004: A Vision of Technological Extent of Dance

  • Starting date: 07-03-2005
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Principal Researcher: Daniel Tércio Guimarães e António Prieto Veloso (CIPER)

POCTI/DES/58762/2004: Effects of high-impact physical activity and pubertal maturation level in girls bone development: an observational study to menarche

  • Starting date: 01-10-2005
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Principal Researcher: Maria de Fátima Marcelina Baptista e António Prieto Veloso (BFML)
  • Funding: €44.055,00

POCTI/EME/39976/2001: : Dynamic Analysis of Methodologies for Application to the Study of Behavior Human Musculoskeletal System

  • Starting date: 01-01-2005
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Principal Researcher: Jorge Cadete Ambrósio e António Prieto Veloso (BFML/FMH since January 2006)
  • Funding: €99.000,00

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - Europe: : Prevention of work-related musculo-skeletal disorders

  • Starting date: 01-06-2000
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Principal Researcher: António Prieto Veloso
  • Funding: €39.000,00
Projetos de extensão à comunidade

Sem projetos ativos.

Erasmus Incoming