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1977 High school Diploma Liceo Classico A. Ricci Poggio Mirteto (RI) (60/60), 1986 MD degree cum Laude at University La Sapienza, Rome,1989 Specialisation in Sports Medicine (70/70) University La Sapienza, Rome, 1994 PhD in Organisation and Physiopathology of Human Movement University La Sapienza, Rome
1996-1999 Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)
1999-2000 Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)
2000-2005 Reader Department of Applied Physiology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)
2005-2007 Associate professor of Human Physiology, Istituto Universitario di Scienze Motorie (IUSM) Rome, Italy
2007-2019 Full Professor University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
2014-2019 (September) Head of UCD School of Public health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.
Prof. De Vito is a member of both British and Italian Physiological Societies and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (until 2016) and is at present member of the editorial board of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and Associate editor for a new International Journal (Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise). Fellow of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) and elected member of the Council of the International society of Electromyography and Kinesiology (ISEK). Recently he was one of the three presidents of the ECSS annual congress that was held in Dublin in July 2018. He has published more than 120 peer reviewed articles. He has conducted several studies which investigated aspects of muscle function and neuromuscular control both in older and young subjects. More recently he started a new line of research that concerns the study of sarcopenia and how it relates to both aging and chronic diseases such as in type 1 and 2 diabetes. In particular, the mechanisms underlying muscle atrophy and the application of specific interventions based on exercise alone or combined with a nutritional supplementation were investigated in his laboratory. In particular, he is studying at present the application of High-density electromyography in the context of the diabetic myopathy. In 2017 he obtained a large grant funding a study (Genofit) which proposes the collection of a large population (>6000 individuals aged 18 to >80 years) dataset including full genome, body composition , muscle function, cardiorespiratory fitness and nutritional and health profile of fitness and health values specifically from a representative component of the population of Ireland and to search for a genetic basis of fitness and health.
Krause M, Crognale D, Cogan K, Contarelli S, Egan B, Newsholme P, and De Vito G. The effects of a combined bodyweight-based and elastic bands resistance training, with or without protein supplementation, on muscle mass, signaling and heat shock response in healthy older people. Exp Gerontol. 2019 Jan;115:104-113. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2018.12.004. Epub 2018 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 30529477.
Brocca L, McPhee JS, Longa E, Canepari M, Seynnes O, De Vito G, Pellegrino MA, Narici M, and Bottinelli R. Structure and function of human muscle fibres and muscle proteome in physically active older men. J Physiol. 2017 Jul 15;595(14):4823-4844. doi: 10.1113/JP274148. Epub 2017 Jun 5. PubMed PMID:28452077; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5509857.
Barnouin Y, McPhee JS, Butler-Browne G, Bosutti A, De Vito G, Jones DA, Narici M, Behin A, Hogrel JY, and Degens H. Coupling between skeletal muscle fiber size and capillarization is maintained during healthy aging. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle.2017 Aug;8(4):647-659. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12194. Epub 2017 Apr 5. PubMed PMID:28382740; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5566646.
Wu R, Delahunt E, Ditroilo M, Lowery MM, and De Vito G. Effect of Knee Joint Angle and Contraction Intensity on Hamstrings Coactivation. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Aug;49(8):1668-1676. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001273. PubMed PMID: 28350712.
Brocca L, Longa E, Cannavino J, Seynnes O, De Vito G, McPhee J, Narici M, Pellegrino MA, and Bottinelli R. Human skeletal muscle fibre contractile properties and proteomic profile: adaptations to 3 weeks of unilateral lower limb suspension and active recovery. J Physiol. 2015 Dec 15;593(24):5361-85. doi:10.1113/JP271188. PubMed PMID: 26369674; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4704515.
Dewhurst S, Graven-Nielsen T, De Vito G, and Farina D. Muscle temperature has a different effect on force fluctuations in young and older women. Clin Neurophysiol. 2007 Apr;118(4):762-9. Epub 2007 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 17314063.
Gray SR, De Vito G, Nimmo MA, Farina D, and Ferguson RA. Skeletal muscle ATP turnover and muscle fiber conduction velocity are elevated at higher muscle temperatures during maximal power output development in humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006 Feb;290(2):R376-82. Epub 2005 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 16166210.
Farina D, Macaluso A, Ferguson RA, and De Vito G. Effect of power, pedal rate, and force on average muscle fiber conduction velocity during cycling. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004 Dec;97(6):2035-41. Epub 2004 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 15286050.
Macaluso A, Nimmo MA, Foster JE, Cockburn M, McMillan NC, and De Vito G. Contractile muscle volume and agonist-antagonist coactivation account for differences in torque between young and older women. Muscle Nerve. 2002 Jun;25(6):858-63. PubMed PMID: 12115975.
De Vito G, Bernardi M, Forte R, Pulejo C, Macaluso A, Figura F. Determinants of maximal instantaneous muscle power in women aged 50-75 years. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1998 Jun;78(1):59-64. PubMed PMID: 9660157.
IRISH RESEARCH COUNCIL (IRC) 2019-2022 €71,500.00 (PI).
GENOFIT (Genomic Medicine Ireland) 2017-2022, € 451,775 (PI).
MARIGOT 2016-2018, €273,916 (PI)
IRISH RESEARCH COUNCIL (IRC) 2016-2019 €71,500.00 (PI).
NUTRIMAL 2014-2018, € 646,000 (Coappl).