Shoulder Health and Mobility Group, Swiss Paraplegic Research, Switzerland
Nottwil, Luzern, Switzerland
Fransiska Bossuyt, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Paraplegic Research centre (Shoulder Health and Mobility group) collaborating with the ETH Zürich under supervision of Prof. Dr. Bill Taylor. Her prior postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary has been funded through the Swiss National Science Foundation, the most competitive and prestigious federal granting agency in Switzerland. She completed her PhD with summa cum laude at the Swiss Paraplegic Research in Nottwil and the University of Luzern (Switzerland). She is member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). She is co-chair of the COVID-19 taskforce of the International I-ISIG since Feb 2022. Her research focusses on risk factors and preventive measures of non-traumatic musculoskeletal injuries by (1) investigating response to loading and (2) estimating loading. She is especially interested in understanding the development of soft-tissue injuries by studying failure properties and the functional capacity of muscles and tendons and to apply this knowledge to improve injury prevention. Dr. Bossuyt has vast experience in a variety of research areas related to musculoskeletal biomechanics, health, and rehabilitation. Her training ranges from working with high performance athletes, ACL injured people, spinal cord injured people, shoulder injuries, isolated tendon and muscle tissues, and pre-clinical animal models of musculoskeletal function. Her research has taken her to a variety of different laboratories in the UK (Loughborough and Liverpool John Moores University), Belgium (University of Ghent), the USA (University of Pittsburgh), Switzerland (University of Lucerne with collaborations at the Federal Technical Institute in Zurich), Finland (University of Jyväskylä) and the University of Calgary (Canada). Her academic excellence is indicated by the numerous awards she has received as well as her scientific output.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Friday, November 11, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM