I received my PhD from the Faculty of Sport Sciences at the University of Burgundy (France) in 2000, where I subsequently worked as an Assistant Professor. I am currently a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Human Performance Lab at the Schulthess Clinic (since 2005) – a specialist orthopaedic clinic with a well-established research department – in Zurich, Switzerland. My research interests lie primarily in the field of applied exercise physiology/neuromechanics. I am particularly interested in three important aspects of human neuromuscular function: (1) its assessment with non-invasive (and possibly clinically-useful) techniques, (2) its adaptability in response to disuse (e.g., partial/total immobilization), increased use (e.g., strength training) and rehabilitation, and (3) its importance for physical performance and health-related outcomes. My ultimate goal as an applied scientist is to provide relevant and useful information to researchers, practitioners and clinicians working in the field of exercise for optimizing training, prevention and rehabilitation programs.