Cardiovascular physiology and exercise
Dick Thijssen's research group focuses on the field of cardiovascular physiology and physical (in)activity. His work strongly focuses on understanding the impact of exercise training and physical activity on reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Cerebral circulation and cognition in aging humans
Jurgen Claassen's research group uses various techniques to measure cerebral perfusion, cerebral autoregulation and cognitive activation. These physiological mechanisms play an important role in Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, and cognitive aging.
Thijs Eijsvogels’s research group studies the acute and long-term effects of exercise on health. Current projects involve cardiac imaging following lifelong exercise training, optimizing cardiac rehab, assessing thermoregulatory responses in elite athletes and development of cooling strategies.
Neurological movement disorders
Bas Bloem's first research line aims at studying human motor control in health and disease, in particular patients with neurological movement disorders. A second main interest is in health care innovation, aiming to develop and scientifically evaluate patient-centred collaborative care.