The neuromechanics and biology of skeletal muscle force production

Staff: Neale Tillin, Richard Mackenzie, Omar Mian, Adam Bruton, Peter Wright, Siobhan Strike, Nicholas Hurren

Description: The human capacity for skeletal muscle force production (known as strength) limits functional performance and health. This project investigates the mechanisms of skeletal muscle force production in the context of training, disuse, injury and disease. The project takes an interdisciplinary approach to assess the neural, muscular, and tendinous factors affecting force production, from a whole-system in vivo level, to a cellular and even molecular level.