PhD Title: Rehabilitation of hand grasp function
Supervisors: Dr Michael Grey
BSc Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
MSc Biomedical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
After obtaining his BSc in Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Mark started his MSc degree Biomedical Engineering in Delft as well. During his masters degree he did a research internship at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), being supervised by Prof. Jens Bo Nielsen. He finished his MSc degree studying involvement of the brain in the wrist muscle stretch reflex response. Mark started his PhD on developing rehabilitation techniques for improving hand grasp function in February 2012 at the University of Birmingham.
Research group: Human Movement
Geertsen, S. S., van de Ruit, M., Grey, M. J. and Nielsen, J. B. (2011), Spinal inhibition of descending command to soleus motoneurons is removed prior to dorsiflexion. The Journal of Physiology, 589: 5819–5831. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.214387