prof. dr. A. de Haan (Arnold)

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Arnold de Haan received the M.Sc. degree in biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1978. He received his PhD degree in 1988 on the thesis “Mechanics and Energetics of Skeletal Muscle” He is professor in Exercise Physiology at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since 2003, he is part-time professor in Muscle Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom. He is main coordinator of the European Consortium for Research into Biological Movement (Biomove). He is Director of the Research Institute MOVE of the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
His main professional interests concern short-term changes in metabolic and functional muscle characteristics (fatigue, potentiation) and adaptations to increased and decreased muscle activity as a result of training, disease, bedrest, spinal cord injury and aging. With integrative and translational research, he tries to bridge the gap between research at the genetic/molecular level and research performed whole human body level.

Key words: Skeletal muscle, fatigue, neuromuscular plasticity, training, rehabilitation, neuromuscular disorders, unloading, disuse, performance


Selected SCI publications (2010-2014):

  • Voorn, E.L., Brehm, M.A., Beelen, A., de Haan, A., Nollet, F. and Gerrits, K.H.L. (2014). Reliability of contractile properties of the knee extensor muscles in individuals with post-polio syndrome. Plos One 9:e101660.
  • Ballak, SB, Degens, H, Busé-Pot, T., de Haan, A. and Jaspers, R.T. (2014). Plantaris muscle weakness in old mice: relative contributions of changes in specific force, muscle mass, myofiber cross-sectional area, and number. AGE 36: 9726.
  • Eilers, W., Gevers, W., van Overbeek, D., de Haan, A., Jaspers, R.T.,Hilbrs, P.A., van Riel, N. and Flück, M. (2014). Muscle-type specific autophosphorylation of CaMKII isoforms after paced contractions. BioMed Research International Volume 2014, Article ID 943806, 20 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/943806.
  • De Ruiter, C.J., Verdijk, P.W.L., Werker, W., Zuidema, M.J. and de Haan, A. (2014). Stride frequency in relation to oxygen consumption in experienced and novice runners. European Journal of Sport Science 14: 251-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2013.783627
  • Furrer, R., van Schoor, N.M., de Haan, A., Lips, P. and de Jongh, R.T. (2014). Gender-specific associations between physical functioning, bone quality and fracture risk in older people. Calcified Tissue International 94: 522-530
  • Ballak, SB, Degens, H, de Haan, A. and Jaspers, R.T. (2014). Aging related changes in determinants of muscle force generating capacity: a comparison of muscle aging in men and male rodents. Ageing Research Reviews 14: 43-55.
  • De Ruiter, C.J., Malle, M.I.P., Leloup, L.E.C. and de Haan, A. (2014). A submaximal test for the assessment of knee extensor endurance capacity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 46: 398-406.
  • Van Leeuwen, D.M., de Ruiter, C.J., Nolte, P.A. and de Haan, A. (2014). Preoperative strength training for elderly patients awaiting total knee arthroplasty. Rehabilitation Research and Practice. Volume 2014, Article ID 462750, 9 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/462750
  • Van Leeuwen, D.M., Peeters, G.M., de Ruiter, C.J., Lips, P., Twisk, J.W., Deeg, D.J. and de Haan, A. (2013). Effects of self-reported osteoarthritis on physical performance: a longitudinal study with a 10-year follow-up. Aging and Clinical Experimental Research 56: 1-9.
  • Voorn, E.L., Beelen, A., Gerrits, K.H.L., Nollet, F. and de Haan, A. (2013). Fatigue resistance of the knee extensor muscles is not reduced in post-polio syndrome. Neuromuscular Disorders 23: 892-898.
  • Wezenberg, D., van der Woude, L.H., Faber, W.X., de Haan, A. and Houdijk, H. (2013). Relation between aerobic capacity and walking ability in older adults with a lower limb amputation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94: 1714-1720.
  • Furrer, R., de Haan, A., Bravenboer, N., Kos, D., Lips, P. and Jaspers, R.T. (2013). Effects of concurrent training on oxidative capacity in rat gastrocnemius muscle. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 45: 1674-1683
  • Teunissen, L., de Haan, A., de Koning, J.J. and Daanen, H. (2013). Effects of wind application on thermal perception and self-paced performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology 113, 1705-1717.
  • Levels, K., Teunissen, L., de Haan, A., de Koning, J.J., van Os, B. and Daanen, H. (2013). Effect of warm-up and precooling on pacing during a 15-km cycling time trial in the heat. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance 8, 307-311.
  • Furrer, R., Jaspers, R.T., Baggerman, H.L., Bravenboer, N., Lips, P. and de Haan, A. (2013). Attenuated increase in maximal force of rat medial gastrocnemius muscle after concurrent peak power and endurance training. Biomedical Research International 2013:935671. doi: 10.1155/2013/935671.
  • Gerrits, K.H.L., Voermans, N.C., de Haan, A. and van Engelen, B.G. (2013) Neuromuscular properties of the thigh muscles in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Muscle and Nerve 47, 96-104.
  • Wezenberg, D., de Haan, A., Faber, W.X., Slootman, H.J., van der Woude, L.H. and Houdijk, H. (2012). Peak oxygen consumption in older adults with a lower limb amputation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 93, 1924-1929.
  • De Ruiter, C.J., Maas, E.A., Wesseling, M.G.H and de Haan, A. (2012). Knee extensor fatigue threshold is related to whole body VO2 max. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 44, 1366-1374.
  • Horstman, A.M., de Ruiter, C.J., van Duijnhoven, N.T.L., Hopman, M.T.E. and de Haan, A. (2012). Changes in muscle contractile characteristics and jump height following 24 days of unilateral lower limb suspension. European Journal of Applied Physiology 112, 135-144.
  • Testerink, J., Jaspers, R.T., Rittweger, J., de Haan, A. and Degens, H. (2011). Effects of alfacalcidol on circulating cytokines and growth factors in rat skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiological Sciences 61, 525-535.
  • Mulder, E.R, Horstman, A.M.H., Gerrits, K.H., Massa, M., Kleine, B., de Haan, A., Belavý, D.L., Felsenberg, D., Zwarts, M. and Stegeman, D.F. (2011). Enhanced physiological tremor deteriorates plantar flexor torque steadiness after bed rest. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 21, 384-393.
  • Van Wessel, T., de Haan, A., van der Laarse, W. and Jaspers, R.T. (2010). The muscle fiber type-fiber size paradox: Hypertrophy or oxidative metabolism? European Journal of Applied Physiology 110, 665-694.
  • Huijing, P.A., Voermans, N., Baan, G. Buse, T. van Engelen, B.G.M. and de Haan, A. (2010). Muscle characteristics and altered myofascial force transmission in tenascin-X deficient mice, a mouse model of Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Journal of Applied Physiology 109, 986-995.
  • Horstman, A.M.H., Janssen, T.W.J., Konijnenbelt, M., Beltman, J.G.M., de Haan, A. and Gerrits, K.H.L. (2010). Intrinsic properties of the knee extensor muscles after subacute stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 91, 123-128.  

(Co-)promoter of the following completed PhD theses:

1992LodderEfficiency and fatigue of skeletal muscle
1993BeelenHuman power output and fatigue
1995Sant’Ana PereiraStructural and functional variability in human and rat skeletal muscle fibres
1996De RuiterPhysiological properties of skeletal muscle units vary with the intra-muscular location of their fibres
1997RademakerHuman locomotory performance: Effects of fatigue and temperature in relation to muscle fibre type variability
2000ZoladzLimitations to sustained power output with special reference to the significance of the change point in the VO2/power output relationship
2000KaratzaferiHuman muscle fatigue and recovery
2000GerritsMuscle adaptations in people with spinal cord injury
2001AbbateThe effects of stimulation patterns on performance and energetics of skeletal muscle
2004BeltmanMetabolically assessed fibre recruitment
2005RijkelijkhuizenEccentric exercise and muscle properties
2007KooistraThe influence of knee angle on human quadriceps femoris performance
2007KanCreatine: biosynthesis, uptake and turnover
2007MulderNeuromuscular adaptations during long-term bed rest
2008AltenburgMuscle activation during isometric and dynamic exercise
2009WüstThe effects of smoking and hypoxia on skeletal muscle structure and function
2010HorstmanFunctional muscle characteristics after stoke and unloading.
2010TesterinkVitamin D and skeletal muscle structure and function
2011VoermansNeuromuscular features of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Marfan syndrome
2012TeunissenBody temperature during rest and exercise
2013Van LeeuwenStrength and voluntary activation in relation to functioning in patients with osteoarthritis
2013EilersSensory pathways of muscle phenotypic plasticity: calcium signaling through CaMKII
2013Van NunenRecovery of Walking Ability Using a Robotic Device
2013WezenbergOptimizing Prosthetic Gait: Balancing capacity and load
2013Furrer Muscle and Bone in Training
2015VoornAerobic exercise capacity in post-polio syndrome


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