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Carlo Capelli
Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona

Brief Bio
Dr Capelli graduated in Medicine at the University of Milano on 1984. He worked as research assistant of Human Physiology at the University of Udine from 1988 to 2000 and, then, as associate professor until 2006, when he was appointed Full Professor at the University of Verona. It is author of more that 80 papers published in international scientific, peer-reviewed journals. He has been the coordinator of the PhD course in Exercise Sciences, University of Verona. A present, he is on leave from the Univeristy of Verona and he has been appointed full professor of human physiology at the Department of Physical Perfo rmances, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway from 2105 to 2019. The main scientific fields of interest of Dr. Capelli are the respiratory responses during exercise and the adaptation of humans to microgravity and disuse/training. He is member of the Italian Physiological Society, of the American College of Sports Medicine of the European College of Sport Sciences and of the American Physiological Society. Dr. Capelli spent several periods of study and work in foreign institutions: SUNY at Buffalo (USA), 1993 – 1994, Moscow (Russia), 1995, Ames NASA Centre, Moffet Field (USA), 1995, NASA Lyndon Johnson Space Centre, 1995 e 1996, Cologne (G), 2001, 2002 and 2003. He has been the co-ordinator of the study “Cardiopulmonary consequences of short-term bedrest in humans” (2001-2003 Short-Term Bed- Rest – Integrated Physiology study, Cologne, funded by the European Space Agency; he participated as co-investigator to several bed rest campaigns funded by the Italian Space Agency. He is responsible of the local unit of the multicentre project funded by ESA “ASTRONAUT EXERCISE PRESCRIPTIONS PROMOTING HEALTH AND FITNESS ON EARTH” coordinated by Prof. Tesch, Karolinska Inst., Sweden. Title of the local project: “CARDIOVASCULAR AND SKELETAL MUSCLE RESPONSES TO CHRONIC CONCURRENT EXERCISE USING FLYWHEEL TECHNOLOGY IN OLD MEN”. He has been funded as responsible of a local unit by the Italian Minister of University and Research, by the Italian Space Agency and by a local charity for a study on motor disability and exercise capacity in cerebral palsy ... More >>