Maria Papaiordanidou

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  • INSERM U1093- Faculté des Sciences du Sport, Université de Bourgogne
    3 Allée des Stades Universitaires - BP 27877 - 21078 DIJON Cedex


Neuromuscular plasticity, electrical stimulation, fatigue, evoked potentials

2022 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (France)
“Electrical stimulation and neuromuscular plasticity”
2010 PhD in Human Movement Sciences, University Montpellier 1 (France)
« Electrically induced neuromuscular fatigue in able-bodied and spinal-cord injured subjects : from fatigue mecanisms identification to mechanical response modeling »
2007 Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences, University Montpellier 1 (France)
2004 MSc in Sport Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University (Royaume Uni)
2001 Bachelor’s degree in Sport Sciences, National and Kappodistrian University of Athens

My research concerns the plasticity of the neuromuscular system through the analysis of the interactions between the central nervous system and the muscle during electrically induced contractions. All my research work until present has supported the idea of the neuroplastic power of electrical stimulation (ES), despite its application to the periphery of the neuromuscular system. This impact on the nervous system at both the cortical and spinal levels has been reported following acute and chronic ES application. Present research projects are mainly based on optimizing the application of ES and understanding the neurophysiological mechanisms that govern the induced neuromuscular plasticity. The main techniques used include surface electromyographic activity, stimulation techniques (peripheral nerve electrical stimulation, trancranial magnetic stimulation) and analysis of the muscle mechanical response.

Muscle physiology, exercise physiology, neuromuscular pathophysiology, rehabilitation of the neuromuscular system


Scientific articles in international or national peer-reviewed journals

Vitry F, Papaiordanidou M, Martin A (2021) Mechanisms modulating spinal excitability after nerve stimulation inducing extra torque. Journal of Applied Physiology 131(3):1162-1175 (IF : 3,46)
Vitry F, Martin A, Deley G, Papaiordanidou M (2019) Effect of reflexive activation of motor units on torque development during electrically evoked contractions of the triceps surae muscle. The Journal of Applied Physiology, 126: 386-392, 2019. (IF : 3,04)
Vitry F, Martin A, Papaiordanidou M (2019) Impact of stimulation frequency on neuromuscular fatigue. European Journal of Applied Physiology 119(11-12):2609-2616 (IF : 2,58)
Vitry F, Martin A, Papaiordanidou M (2019) Torque gains and neural adaptations following low intensity motor nerve electrical stimulation training. European Journal of Applied Physiology 127(5):1469-1477 (IF : 3,04)
Papaiordanidou M, Mustacchi V, Stevenot JD, Vanoncini M, Martin A (2016) Spinal and Supraspinal Mechanisms Affecting Torque Development at Different Joint Angles. Muscle and Nerve 53:626-632. (IF : 2.61)
Papaiordanidou M, Takamatsu S, Mazinani SR, Lonjaret T, Martin A, Ismailo E (2016) Cutaneous recording and stimulation of muscles using organic electronic textiles. Advanced Healthcare Materials 5(16):2001-6. (IF : 5,76)