Unit of Biology of Physical Activity

Welcome to the 17th International Symposium - Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods, 21-23.9.2016


The Department of Biology of Physical Activity is proud to announce the 17th International Symposium, which will be held in Jyväskylä on 21-23.9.2016. The symposium will bring together leading scientists from all over the world to present their latest work.

The theme of the symposium is Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods. Provisional session titles include: Biomechanics of Human Locomotion, Sports & Technology, Eccentric Exercise, 'Should You Be Stiff or Flexible?', Motor Control and Learning. The program will also include laboratory tours and demonstrations.

 Further information can be found from the links below:

 First announcement


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Other funding sources: Tieteellisen Seurain Valtuuskunta & Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences


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Symposium Organisers:

Symposium Chair: Professor Taija Finni

Vice chair: Dr. Neil Cronin

Professor Janne Avela

Professor Vesa Linnamo

Dr. Mikko Virmavirta

Coordinators: Annamária Péter, András Hegyi & Ying Gao

Administrator: Katja Pylkkänen



Contact Information


Department of Biology of Physical Activity
P.O: Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä
Tel. +358 40 805 3384

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Sport Technology Programme
Kidekuja 2
FI-88610 Vuokatti
Tel. +358 (0)40 805 4687