In alphabetical order
Areas of interest: Epigenetic mechanisms of Metabolism Modulation
Metabolic programming, epigenetic changes and tissue regeneration in offspring of obese and/or diabetic females.
Areas of interest: Development of functional products
Application of probiotics and prebiotics in developing functional foods and health effects. Food safety, healthiness and shelf life study.
Areas of interest: Pedagogy of sports training
Study, development and pedagogical evaluation of teaching methodologies, learning and training in individual and team sports. Development of applied studies and research on play, and their complex adaptative implications. Systemic organizational process of collective games of invasion and the integrated training/improvement sports curriculum.
Areas of interest: Science and Technology of Lipids
Chemical study and characterization of different lipid sources. Instrumental analysis applied to lipids. Modifying of lipid bases by structuring agents. Crystallization of lipids. Modification of oils and fats by chemical and enzymatic interesterification. Development of functional lipids, zero trans-fat and low sat.
Areas of interest: Exercise and sleep patterns and sleep disturbances in experimental models and humans.
Evaluation of the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in the relationship of physical exercise in sleep patterns and sleep disorders, and the influence of biological rhythms in training and/or sporting performance of the athlete.
Area of Interest: mechanisms involved in translational control in eukaryotic cells
Study of the mechanisms involved in translational control in eukaryotic cells using molecular biology techniques and Cell; Biotechnological development projects applied to health and the environment.
Areas of interest: Foods with Functional Properties and Nutritional Supplements
Study of the functional properties of food and food subproducts. Assessment of the effects of consumption of these products in biomarkers associated with obesity. Dietary supplements effect evaluation on the performance of athletes.
Areas of interest: Exercise Physiology, Physiological Evaluation and Physical Training applied to human and animal models
Areas of interest: Nutritional genomics
To investigate the positive and negative genomic interference exerted by nutrients, with emphasis on saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and its impact on chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). List of nutrients with signal transduction mechanism in inflammatory phenomena, reticular, oxidative and apoptosis stress, present in the NCD.
Areas of interest: The effects of exercise on the molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance / Molecular mechanisms in the induction of hypertrophy and muscle atrophy / Effects of physical exercise in the central nervous system
To investigate the effects of exercise on metabolism. The main targets of research are the intracellular mechanisms involved in insulin resistance, hunger control and thermogenesis and on muscle atrophy and hypertrophy.
Areas of interest: Molecular mechanisms of cell growth
To analyze the molecular and cellular effects of the kinase protein family also known as S6Ks, effectors of mTOR pathway. Emphasis on the biochemical study of the different isoforms of S6Ks, the cellular role of these proteins in the regulation of spending /storage energy and its functions in the metabolic control of the body, in addition to studying the role of these kinases in cancer.
Areas of interest: Physiological assessments and physical and sports training applied to experimental and human models
Areas of interest: Tissue repair in diabetics and the influence of nutrients in the resolution of this process
Study of the effects of certain nutrients in tissue repair, evaluating the crosstalk between the immune system and the nervous system, in conditions such as diabetes.
Areas of interest: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Exercise
Understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in the etiology and pathophysiology of non-transmissible endocrine and metabolic diseases. For such, it uses molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology resources in experimental and clinical studies. In this regard, the studies focus on research on the role of physical exercise on molecular mechanisms of health promotion and disease prevention, aiming at their clinical application in improving the population's quality of life.
Areas of interest: To investigate the molecular pathways that affect the energy metabolism in experimental models and humans and the performance of high-performance athletes.
To investigate molecular pathways already known and explore new mechanisms that may have influence on energy homeostasis. To investigate the role of exercise in modulating these pathways in both healthy and pathological conditions. To investigate molecular pathways in high-performance athletes’ bodies.
Areas of interest: Biomechanics applied to sport
Research in biomechanics based on the development of methods and instrumentation, with applications in high-performance sports, sports rehabilitation and motor learning. Analysis associating the mechanical variables of movement to the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, in situations of competition and training.
Areas of interest: Nutrients and immunomodulation
To study and understand the molecular mechanisms that lead to the activation of the inflammatory response in the hypothalamus, particularly in response to ingestion of a high fat and hyperlipidemic diets, as well as to study lipid metabolism in peripheral tissues that are important for energy homeostasis.
Areas of interest: Central control of the Energy Metabolism; Metabolic imprinting
Study of the effects of maternal intake of high fat diet in fetal programming and the development of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes in the obese offspring of mothers.
Areas of interest: Pain and Inflammation
Study of the neurobiological mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of pain and inflammation in the subcutaneous, muscle and joint tissues. The effect of physical activity, drugs and endogenous compounds, especially the ATP and purinergic receptors in inflammatory pain.
Areas of interest: Extraction, purification and analysis of bioactive compounds in food
Development of integrated extraction systems, purification and analysis using new technologies such as pressurized liquid extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, ultrasound-assisted extraction, liquid chromatography and supercritical fluid chromatography. Production of bioactive extracts concentrated from vegetable products. Analysis of bioactive compounds by means of chromatographic techniques.
Areas of interest: Biomechanics Applied to Individual and Collective Modalities and Rehabilitation
To investigate and study human movement considering the methodological and applied aspects of Biomechanics, the sporting context, rehabilitation, ergonomics, among others. To develop and implement methods and recording techniques based on image processing and computer vision. To study and develop models and methods of analysis from data obtained in competitive situations, training and laboratory.
Areas of interest: Energy Metabolism, Nutrition and Intestinal microbiota
To investigate the action and signaling of hormones and nutrients in the control of hunger and energy expenditure; investigate molecular mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of insulin resistance, obesity, and type 2 diabetes mellitus; study translational nutrition; investigate the regulation of intestinal microbiota in the context of health and disease.
Areas of interest: Amino Acid Supplementation, intermediary metabolism and performance in animal and human models
Amino acids supplementation such as creatine, branched chain amino acids, aspartate and asparagine, are widely used in athletes and physical activity practitioners. Our research focuses on the investigation of the likely effects of these supplements on glucose uptake, buffering effects, inflammation and muscle mass, both in animal and human models.
Areas of interest: Functional Foods in animal models of oxidative stress