Contact information

Phone: +49 7531 88 2369
Post office box: Fach 30
Room: D 626
Office Hours:

Office hours during the winter term 2017/18 are on Tuesday from 10 am to 12.

Photo Markus Gruber

Scientific career

Markus Gruber received his Ph.D. in Sport Science in 2001. He did his habilitation as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sport Science at Freiburg University, working in Albert Gollhofer's research group on sensorimotor training and neural plasticity. In 2007 he went to the Neuromuscular Research Center in Jyväskylä to work with Janne Avela's group for one year. He then became a Professor of Training and Movement Science in Potsdam until he accepted his current position as a sport science professor at the University of Konstanz in 2010.

Research interests

Markus Gruber is the head of the Sensorimotor Performance Lab (SPL). The SPL serves as a center for fundamental research and intervention studies, that address the prevention and treatment of major degenerative conditions associated with aging and physical inactivity and the optimization of athletic performance. Our work has provided insight into the mechanisms of neuromuscular control during sport specific movements like jumps or balance tasks and their plasticity during learning or training. Current projects address two main topics:

i) Specificity and transfer of skills in sensorimotor control and learning of strength and balance tasks

ii) Jumps as a countermeasure against neuromuscular deteriorations associated with inactivity and aging


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