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Keynotes ICSS 2023

Prof. Hans-Christer Holmberg

In addition to his professorship at Luleå University of Technology, H-C Holmberg is affiliated with the Karolinska Institute and University of British Columbia. His research, presented in more than 230 scientific articles and several book chapters, has focused primarily on integrated physiological and biochemical characterization of elite athletes, in particular skiers, with the goal of elucidating the major factors that determine performance. In addition to his academic achievements, Holmberg acted as the Director for Research and Development of the Swedish Olympic Committee from 2005-2022 and is a member of the scientific boards of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) and the International College of Ski Science (ICSS).

Prof. Vesa Linnamo

Vesa Linnamo, PhD, is a sports technology professor and the head of Vuokatti Sports Technology Unit, at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has published 96 peer reviewed international original articles, 32 international book chapters, 9 editor of books and 172 international congress abstracts and given 48 invited international talks. His current research focus is in sports biomechanics, especially in Nordic winter sports.

Prof. John Seifert

Dr. Seifert is a professor in the Department of Health & Human Development at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana where his focus is exercise physiology. Over the past 30 years, he has presented research data and published numerous articles in alpine skiing and alpine touring (aka ski mountaineering). His presentation at this year’s ICSS will address the viability of alpine skiing as it relates to health and fitness components, especially with the older skier.

Dr. Nils Haller

Nils Haller received his PhD in sports science studying the subject of blood biomarkers for load monitoring. Since 2020, he has been a Senior Researcher at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Salzburg as well as the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Mainz. In collaboration with the Red Bull Athlete Performance Center, his research focuses on innovative approaches for load management in different areas of professional sports. He also conducts research on digital approaches to sports therapy for patients.