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NeuroMuscular Research Center

On 21st October 1997 the rector of the University of Jyväskylä established  the Neoromuscular Research Center (NMRC) as part of the Department of Biology of Physical Activity. The key elements of the NMRC are the Department of Biology of Physical Activity and those parts of the LIKES Research Centre that deal with the structure and function of the neuromuscular system (sport-biological and biomedical research).

The task of the NMRC is to investigate the neuromuscular system, its functional mechanisms and adaptability, especially during exercise and different growth and development phases.

NMRC represents an area of unique expertise in Finland, in which research into the biomedical aspects of physical activity are performed at the level of basic and applied science. As such, NMRC advances knowledge of movement from the mechanismic and applied points of view.

The major research areas of the NMRC are:

  • Muscle mechanics
  • Neuromuscular control of movement
  • Neuromuscular fatigue
  • Mechanics of motion
  • Muscle damage
  • Molecular adaptation of muscle function
  • Training and de-training adaptation
  • Neuromechanical mechanisms of ageing


NMRC primarily utilizes the research facilities of the Department of Biology of Physical Activity and to some extent of those in the LIKES Research Centre.