Physiologie et biochimie de l'exercice







Research Team Collaborations Publications



Our research focuses on physiology and biochemistry of exercise. We attempt to highlight and to explain the molecular mechanisms induced by physical activity that lead to muscle hypertrophy and remodeling or, conversely, to muscle atrophy during a prolonged physical inactivity or during aging. The ultimate goal is to emphasize the fundamental processes by which exercise exerts its beneficial effects on health. This research contributes to identify useful drug targets and leads to the justification for using exercise as a tool for primary and secondary prevention.

Meanwhile, we have developed an applied research aimed at optimizing athletic performance. This research program is based on knowledge acquired in the more fundamental work and makes the link between the activity of the laboratory and sports federations, trainers and athletes.

The current project is:

  • Role of Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in muscle remodelling induced by exercise and nutrients



Principal Investigator

  • DELDICQUE Louise, PhD
  • FRANCAUX Marc, PhD

PhD Students

  • ELHUSSEINY YOUSSEF Rabie, PhD Student 
  • LANNOY Camille, PhD Student (co-promotion with IREC)
  • PIPERI Anna, PhD Student
  • TAPIA German, PhD Student
  • WARNIER Geoffrey, PhD Student

Technical and administrative staff

  • ANTOINE Nancy, technician
  • BENOIT Nicolas, Lab manager of the Centre d'Aide de la Performance Sportive (CAPS)
  • COPINE Sylvie, medical doctor
  • FRIAND Cathy, Administrative Assistant

Scientific Collaborators

  • DERMIENCE Michaël
  • NYSTEN Estelle
  • PREMONT Christophe
  • WIGGINS Jonathan Mark



National collaborations

  • A. Decottignies, JP Thissen, L. Bertrand, JB Dumoulin, PF Latere, UCL

International collaborations

  • L. Fasson, Université Jean Monnet, France
  • E. Richter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • D. Bishop, University of Victoria, Australia
  • G. Millet, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • P. Atherton, University of Nottingham, UK
  • H. Degens, University of Manchester, UK
  • R. Jaspers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands








| 11/10/2012 |