Jacques Duchateau

Professor & Director
Laboratory of Applied Biology
Research Unit in Applied Neurophysiology

Faculty for Motor Sciences
jduchat@ulb.ac.be



Education
  • Master in Physical Education & Sport Sciences (1977), - Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Doctor in Philosophy (1981), Laboratory of Applied Biology, - ULB
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow (1984), Department of Physiology - University of Oxford
  • Agrégation à l'Enseignement Supérieur (Habilitation, 2002), Laboratory of Applied Biology - ULB

    Academic positions
  • Assistant Professor (1978-1979), Brain Research Unit (Prof. J.E. Desmedt), Faculty of Medicine - ULB
  • Assistant Professor (1980-1985), Laboratory of Applied Biology (Prof. K. Hainaut), Institute of Physical Education & Kinesitherapy (currently Faculty for Motor Sciences) - ULB
  • Lecturer (chargé de cours) (1985), Faculty for Motor Sciences - ULB
  • Professor (1996), Faculty for Motor Sciences - ULB
  • Dean (1997-2001) of the Faculty for Motor Sciences - ULB
  • Director (2003-date) of the Laboratory of Applied Biology & Research Unit in Applied Neurophysiology - ULB

    Research interest
  • The underlying mechanisms that mediate the acute adjustments and long-term adaptations of the neural control of movement in response to different motor tasks (types of contraction, fatigue, stretching,…) and conditions (training, reduced activity, ageing,…).

    Awards & Honors
  • Annual award of the French Society of Biomechanics (1982)
  • Wiener-Anspach Foundation Scholarship (post-doctoral stay in Oxford, 1984)
  • Bi-annual award of the Belgian Society of Medicine and Sport Sciences (1987)
  • "MAAF Santé" of the French Society of Biomechanics (1999)
  • "Chaire Francqui" award of the Francqui Fondation - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2009)
  • "Theophile Gluge" award of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium (2011)

    Editorial boards
  • Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (1994-2004)
  • Archives of Physiology & Biochemistry (1995-2005)
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology (1995-date)
  • Science & Sports (1999-date)
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports (2006-date)

    International conferences organisation
  • Organising committee member of the "XXème congrès de la Société de Biomécanique (SB)" - Brussels (2005)
  • Organising committee member of the "23th congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) - Brussels (2011)
  • Co-organiser (with Prof. Meeusen) of the 17th congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) - Bruges (2012)

    Publications
  • A list of recent publications can be found Here