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Extending Physical Limits

7 maart 2023


The first edition of our AISS Knowledge Session “Extending Physical Limits” on Friday the 24th of March was a succes! It was all about extending physical limits in health and disease. We had an interesting program with researchers that shared their knowledge covering various sports and research topics.

Did you miss the first knowledge session? Watch it here

Prof.dr. Andrew Jones (University of Exeter, UK, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise) research focusses on the mechanism underlining speed and endurance. He worked with Eliud Kipchoge on the Breaking 2 project, the culmination of which was the first sub-two-hour marathon in history.

Next to our main keynote we had 4 researchers from within the AISS network that gave a brief insight about their research projects; for more information have a look at the schedule below. Afterwards we had reserved time for the audience to ask questions, discuss the presented topics, share knowledge and have the opportunity to have an informal chat and meet each other.


9:00 – Doors open & Coffee

9:10 – Welcome speech by dr. Mathijs Hofmijster

9:15 – Prof.dr. Andrew Jones: ‘Training Distance Runners”

9:45 – Questions/discussion with Andrew

10:00 – Guus Rougoor: “Running with Rheumatic Disease”

10:15 – Richie Goulding: “Aerobic function and exercise with ageing”

10:30 – Michel de Haan: “Combined sprint and endurance performance in young elite soccer players at different playing positions”

10:45 – Jens Voet: “Cycling performance after accumulated load: does durability change during a cycling season?”

11:00 – Questions/discussion about presented topics

11:30 – Informal network opportunity. Guided tour trough our labs

12:00 – Wrap-up


Did you miss the first knowledge session? No problem, you can watch it here:

Link to the video on YouTube


The session took place at our AISS Hub, at the “OZW building” situated on the VU Campus. Click on the map above for detailed travel instructions.

Our HUB is very well connected to different kinds of public transport. If you prefer to travel by car you can find more information regarding parking here.

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