Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy
Department of Human Physiology and Sportsmedicine
Pleinlaan , 2
Phone: +32 2 629 27 32
Fax: +32 2 629
Prof. Dr. Romain Meeusen is head of the department of Human Physiology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research interest is focussed on 'Exercise and the Brain in Health & Disease' exploring the influence of neurotransmitters on human performance, training. Recent work is on Thermoregulation, Neurogenesis, Cognition in health & disease. He teaches on exercise physiology, training & coaching and sports physiotherapy. Romain published over 380 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals, 18 books on sport physiotherapy, and gave lectures at more than 730 national and international conferences. He is President of the Belgian Society of Kinesiology, and past President of the Belgian Federation of Sports Physiotherapy. He is Board member of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), and Board member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In 2009 he received the Belgian 'Francqui Chair' at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on 'Exercise and the Brain'. He is also holder of two named lecturing chairs at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is director of the Human Performance lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he works with several top athletes, and is scientific advisor of the 'Lotto Cycling Institute' (Lotto-Belisol professional cycling team).