Student Awards

Oral and Poster Student Awards

We are pleased to announce that we will grant a number of Oral and Poster Student Awards at the 2020 Congress.

Supporting and encouraging student researchers is essential for the future of any field of scientific inquiry. The ISEK Awards program is in place to acknowledge those student members with an outstanding academic record in the field of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology.  



  • Must be a full-time graduate student
  • Must submit an abstract for the 2020 Congress
  • Must be available to present at the 2020 Congress
  • Must be a presenting and first author
  • Must indicate interest and confirm eligibility when submitting an abstract


The Student Awards Committee reviewed all 106 applications (40 oral presentations and 66 poster presentations) and is pleased to announce its selection of finalists.  From these lists and based on the presentations at the Virtual Congress, the Student Awards Committee will grant 3 Oral Presentation Awards and 5 Poster Presentation Awards.


Michail Arvanitidis, University of Birmingham
Effect of a dynamic isokinetic fatiguing task on the spatial distribution of erector spinae muscle activity in individuals with low back pain

James Bashford, King’s College London
Serial motor unit decomposition and high-density surface electromyography in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Aljaz Francic, FERI UM
Motor unit tracking across different contraction levels in high-density surface electromyograms of tibialis anterior muscle

Antonio de Jesus Gogeascoechea Hernandez, Universiteit Twente
Alpha-motor neuron adaptations to trans-spinal direct current stimulation after incomplete spinal cord injury

Genki Hisano, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Whole-body sagittal plane angular momentum during walking in unilateral transfemoral amputees

Jae Lee, University of Toronto
Stepping Responses and Dynamic Postural Stability Measures for Reactive Balance for Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Jacob Thorstensen, Griffith University
Enhanced availability of serotonin affects cortical silent period and perceptions of fatigue during prolonged submaximal isometric contraction


Ryo Adachi, Shinshu University
The steadiness of co-contractions of antagonistic muscles depends on strength of temporal correlations of low-frequency oscillations in motor units discharge frequency between the muscles.

Mansour Alshehri, University of Queensland
Postural control of hip and spine during unstable sitting: a spectral analysis

Hélio Cabral, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage leads to local changes in the amplitude of supramaximal M waves detected along biceps brachii muscle

Frédérique Dupuis, Université Laval
Effect of muscular fatigue on shoulder control during a virtual reaching task in a healthy population

Tetsuya Hirono, Kyoto University
The acute effects of ankle plantar flexor force steadiness exercises on postural control during single leg standing on stable and unstable platforms in healthy adults

Sho Ito, Waseda University
Characteristics of upper limb stretch reflex in wrestlers

Tomoya Kakizawa, Kobe University
Effects of visual feedback frequency on postural control during quiet standing

Yuki Katagiri, Advanced Robotics Program
Effects of acute exercise on cognitive performance: an fMRI study

Takuya  Kato, Sapporo Medical University
Effect of hip flexion angle on the stiffness of the adductor longus muscle during isometric hip flexion and extension

Taiki Kodesho, Sapporo Medical University
Intramuscular difference in mechanical properties of rectus femoris muscle and muscle stiffness-passive knee extension torque relationship during passive knee flexion: An ultrasound shear wave elastography study

Robert Kumar, Brock University
Possible neural mechanisms of the bilateral force deficit

Irene Mendez Guerra, Imperial College London
Motor unit identification using surface EMG at the wrist during finger flexions

Ben O’Callaghan, University College Dublin
Automatic Gait Segmentation Algorithm for Walking Bout Detection Using Shank-worn Accelerometers

Alberto Isaac Perez Sanpablo, CINVESTAV-INR
A Weighed K-Nearest Neighbors classifier as a tool for identification of upper limb spasticity in children with Cerebral Palsy

Weidi Tang, University of Science and Technology of China
In-vivo continuous estimation of human elbow joint dynamics using robust direction-based Hill models

Xiao Tang, University of Science and Technology of China
A novel encoder-decoder framework for interpreting neural drive information from individual motor units towards precise estimation of muscle force

Masaki  Yoneta, Keio University Graduate School of Medicine
Determining the optimal timing of visual stimulation and motor imagery to lead the sense of agency in the KINVIS paradigm

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