Department of Movement and Sports Sciences
Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
Wim Derave is professor at the Department of Movement and Sports Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium), where he leads a research team in exercise physiology, sport nutrition and muscle metabolism. Since 2005, he and his co-workers have now taken a lead in the research regarding beta-alanine supplementation and the role of carnosine in skeletal muscle, both with respect to sports as well as to chronic metabolic diseases. An additional research topic of his group relates to the molecular mechanisms of muscle mass regulation. Wim Derave has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of exercise physiology, muscle metabolism and nutritional supplementation. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology.