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Human Bioenergetics Laboratory

  • Welcome to Human Bioenergetics Laboratory

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  • Current Research

    Dr. Yang Yifan
    1. Yang Y, Trappe S, Pang WJ, Chan HH, Bagley J, and Murach K. Effects of resistance exercise and feeding on global gene expression in skeletal muscle of young men.
    2. Yang Y, Trappe S, Tan CH, and Tan YJ. Effects of resistance exercise and feeding on global gene expression in skeletal muscle of young women.
    3. Yang Y, Chan HH, and Tan PS. Comparison of chocolate milk and plain milk on post aerobic exercise recovery.
    4. Yang Y, and Wee C. Comparison of chocolate milk and plain milk on post resistance exercise recovery.
    5. Yang Y, Lim JN, and Teo LQ. Effects of macronutrient composition of eucaloric and isocaloric beverages on post-aerobic exercise recovery.
    6. Yang Y, Aow CH, Lim HJ, and Ng CC. Effects of consecutive days of resistance exercise on immune system.
    7. Yeo QH, Zhao Y, Yang Y. Effects of Acupuncture on Muscular Strength, Power, and Endurance – A Randomised, Double Blind Placebo Control Study
    8. Yang Y, Schneider B, and Coyle E. Muscular power evaluation of elite sprinters, jumpers and throwers in athletics.

    Grants

    Dr. Stephen Burns
    1. Singapore Sports Science and Technology Research Grant; Project Title: Muscle damage and recovery after downhill running (2014-2017); Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Burns
    2. BASF NewtritionTM Asia Research Grant; Project Title:Combined effects of dietary plant sterol supplementation and exercise on postprandial triglyceride responses (2013-2015); Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Burns
    3. Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier 1;Project Title: Effect of breakfast and exercise on academic and cognitive performance in Junior College students (2014-2016); Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Burns
    4. NIE Academic Research Fund; Project Title: Effect of meal manipulation and exercise on postprandial lipaemia (2013-2016); Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Burns
    5. NIE Academic Research Fund; Project Title: The running energy reserve index: mapping, assessment and prediction (2012-2015); Principal Investigator: Dr. Govindasamy Balasekaran. Collbarator: Dr. Stephen Burns
    6. NIE Academic Research Fund; Project Title: Effects of accumulating short bouts of exercise on glucose tolerance and insulin action (2011-2014). Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Burns. Collbarator: Dr. Govindasamy Balasekaran
    Dr. Yang Yifan
    1. 2012 OER Start Up Grant
    2. 2013 NIE Academic Research Fund
    3. 2015 NIE Academic Research Fund

    Publications

    Dr. G. Balasekaran
    1. Balasekaran G., Loh M.K., V.V. Govindaswamy, R.J. Robertson. OMNI scale of perceived exertion: mixed gender and race validation for Singapore children during cycle exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol 2012; 112:3533-46.
    2.  Balasekaran, G., Loh, M. K., Govindaswamy, V. V., & Cai, S. J. (2014). Omni Scale Perceived Exertion responses in obese and normal weight male adolescents during cycle exercise. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 54(2), 186-196.
    3. Balasekaran, G., Gupta, N., Govindaswamy, V. V., Wang, P. K. & Bakri, A. Z. (2014). Physical Education Story: A Journey of Transformations in Singapore. IN Chin, M. K. & Edginton, G. (EDS.), Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice (PP. 409 - 420). Urbana, IL,: Sagamore Publishing LLC.
    4. Balasekaran, G., Gupta, N., Govindaswamy,V. V., & Agrawal, N. (2012). Prediction of Running Performances Utilizing the Running Energy Reserve Index. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 42(5):S.
    5. Danadian, K., Balasekaran, G., Vered, L., Manuel, M., Robertson, R. J., & Silva A. Arslanian (1999, May). Insulin Sensitivity in African-American Children with and without Family History of Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 22 (8), 1325-1329.
    6. Govindasamy Balasekaran, Dianna Thor, Victor Visvasuresh Govindaswamy, Ng Yew Cheo. OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion: Self-Regulation of Exercise Intensity in Youths and Pedagogical Approaches for Youths in Physical Education in Singapore. The Asian Journal of Youth Sport, 2014, 1(1), 43-50.
    7. Govindasamy Balasekaran, Robert J Robertson, Fredric L Goss, Chittiwat Suprasongsin, Kapriel Danadian, Victor Govindaswamy, Silva A Arslanian. Short-term pharmacologically induced growth study of ontogenetic allometry of oxygen uptake in children. Annals of Human Biology, 32(6), 746-759.
    8. Gupta, N., Balasekaran, G., Govindaswamy, V.V., Chia, Y. H., & Lim, M. S. (2011). Comparison of body composition with bioelectric impedance (BIA) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) among Singapore Chinese. Journal of Science and Medicine and Sport, 14,(1), 33-35.
    9. Gupta, N., Balasekaran, G., Govindaswamy, V.V.,& Agrawal, N. (2012). Determination and Validation of Maximal Aerobic Speed. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 42(5):S.
    10. Joseph L Andreacci, Robert J Robertson, John J Dubé, Deborah J Aaron, Govindasamy Balasekaran, Silva A Arslanian. Comparison of maximal oxygen consumption between black and white prepubertal and pubertal children. Pediatr. Res. Pediatr Res 2004 Nov 19; 56(5):706-13. Epub 2004 Aug 19.
    11. Mei Chan Yap, Govindasamy Balasekaran, Stephen F Burns. Acute effect of 30 min of accumulated versus continuous brisk walking on insulin sensitivity in young Asian adults. Eur J Appl Physiol 2015 Sep 17;115(9):1867-75. Epub 2015 Apr 17.
    12. Melissa J Mayo, Justin R Grantham, Govindasamy Balasekaran. Exercise-induced weight loss preferentially reduces abdominal fat.Med Sci Sports Exerc. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2003 Feb;35 (2):207-13
    13. R. J. Robertson., F. L. Goss, N. Boer, J. D. Gallagher, T. Thompkins, K. Bufalino, G. Balasekaran, C. MeCkes, J. Pintar and A. Williams. Omni Scale Perceived Exertion of Ventilatory Breakpoint in Children: response normalized. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 33 (11): 1946-1952, 2001.
    14. Nidhi Gupta, Govindasamy Balasekaran, Visvasuresh Victor Govindaswamy, Chia Yong Hwa, Lim Meng Shun. Comparison of body composition with bioelectric impedance (BIA) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) among Singapore Chinese.
    15. Riechman, S. E., Balasekaran, G., Roth, S. M., & Ferrell, R. E. (2004). Association of interleukin-15 protein and interleukin-15 receptor genetic variation with resistance exercise training responses. Journal of Applied Physiology, 97(6), 2214-2219.
    16. Riechman, S. E., Zoeller, R. F., Balasekaran, G., Goss, F. L., & Robertson, R. J. (2002). Prediction of 2000 m indoor rowing performance using a 30 s sprint and maximal oxygen uptake. Journal of Sports Sciences, 20(9), 681-687.
    17. Thor, D. & Balasekaran. (2012). Comparison of Cross-Modal OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion at Ventilatory Breakpoint and Self-Regulated Exercises in Male Adolescents in Singapore. (Masters Thesis)
    Dr. Stephen Burns
    1. Burns SF, Miyashita M, Stensel DJ. High intensity interval exercise and postprandial triacylglycerol. Sports Medicine. In Press.
    2. Burns SF, Miyashita M. Comment: Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets. Annals of Internal Medicine. 162:391, 2015.
    3. Chiu CH, Burns SF, Yang TJ, Chang YH, Chen YL, Chang CK, Wu CL. Energy replacement using glucose does not increase postprandial lipemia after moderate intensity exercise. Lipids in Health and Disease. 13:177, 2014.
    4. Burns SF, Lee S, Bacha F, Tfayli H, Hannon TS, Arslanian SA. Pre-diabetes in overweight youth and early atherogenic risk. Metabolism.63:1528-1535, 2014.
    5. Miyashita M, Takahashi M, Burns SF. Increased participation in weekend physical activity reduces postprandial lipemia in postmenopausal women. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35:1059-1064, 2014.
    6. Lee S, Burns SF, White D, Kuk, JL, Arslanian S. Effects of acute exercise on postprandial triglyceride response after a high-fat meal in overweight black and white adolescents. International Journal of Obesity.37:966-971, 2013.
    7. Tan SM, Mok A, Yap MC, Burns SF. Effect of sprint interval exercise versus aerobic exercise on postprandial lipaemia. Journal of Sports Sciences.31:989-995, 2013.
    8. Chan HH, Burns SF. Oxygen consumption, substrate oxidation and blood pressure following sprint interval exercise. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 38:182-187, 2013.
    9. Miyashita M, Burns SF, Stensel DJ. An update on accumulating exercise and postprandial lipaemia: translating theory into practice.  Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. 46:S3-S11, 2013.
    10. Burns SF, Lee S, Arslanian SA. Surrogate lipid markers for small dense low-density lipoprotein particles in overweight youth. Journal of Pediatrics. 161:991-996, 2012.
    11. Sasahara C, Burns SF, Miyashita M, Stensel DJ. Beneficial effects of combined olive oil ingestion and acute exercise on postprandial TAG concentrations in healthy young women. British Journal of Nutrition.108:1773-1779, 2012. 
    12. Burns SF, Oo HH, Tran ATT. Effect of sprint interval exercise on post-exercise metabolism and blood pressure in adolescents. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 22:47-54, 2012.
    13. Miyashita M, Stensel DJ, Burns SF. Effect of exercise timing on postprandial lipaemia. Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. 19:205-206, 2012. 
    14. Miyashita M, Burns SF, Stensel DJ. Accumulating exercise and postprandial lipaemia. Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine. 1:541-545, 2012.
    Ms Dianna Thor
    1. Govindasamy Balasekaran, Dianna Thor, Victor Visvasuresh Govindaswamy, Ng Yew Cheo. OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion: Self-Regulation of Exercise Intensity in Youths and Pedagogical Approaches for Youths in Physical Education in Singapore. The Asian Journal of Youth Sport, 2014, 1(1), 43-50.
    2. Thor, D. & Balasekaran. (2012). Comparison of Cross-Modal OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion at Ventilatory Breakpoint and Self-Regulated Exercises in Male Adolescents in Singapore. (Masters Thesis)
    Dr. Yang Yifan
    1. Raue U, Jemiolo B, Yang Y, and Trappe S. Tweak-fn14 pathway activation after exercise in human skeletal muscle: Insights from two exercise modes and a time course investigation. Journal of Applied Physiology 118: 569-578, 2015.
    2. Robinson MJ, Burd NA, Breen L, Rerecich T, Yang Y, Hector AJ, Baker SK, and Phillips SM. Dose-dependent responses of myofibrillar protein synthesis with beef ingestion are enhanced with resistance exercise in middle-aged men. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38: 120-125, 2013.
    3. Yang Y, Churchward-Venne TA, Burd NA, Breen L, Tarnopolsky MA, and Phillips SM. Myofibrillar protein synthesis following ingestion of soy protein isolate at rest and after resistance exercise in elderly men. Nutrition and Metabolism 9: 57, 2012.
    4. Yang Y, Breen L, Burd NA, Hector AJ, Churchward-Venne TA, Josse AR, Tarnopolsky MA, and Phillips SM. Resistance exercise enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis with graded intakes of whey protein in older men. British Journal of Nutrition 108: 1780-1788, 2012.
    5. Burd NA, Yang Y*, Moore DR, Tang JE, Tarnopolsky MA, and Phillips SM. Greater stimulation of myofibrillar protein synthesis with ingestion of whey protein isolate v. micellar casein at rest and after resistance exercise in elderly men. British Journal of Nutrition 108: 958-962, 2012. *Equal contribution
  • NIE Teacher Training Courses
    • APA202 Measurement & Evaluation
    • QPA503, QPA 523 Physiology of Exercise
    • IPE3004, APA221 Fitness and Conditioning
    • IPE3007 Strength and Conditioning
    Master of Science (Exercise and Sports Studies) Courses
    • MESS833 Quantitative Research Design and Methods in Physical Education and Sports Science
    NTU Sport Science & Management Courses
    • SS3001 Statistics, Measurement and Evaluation
    • SS1006 Exercise and Sport Physiology I
    • SS3102 Exercise and Sport Physiology III
  • Recent Activities

    8th EW Barker Visiting Professor Public Lecture - Professor Theodore Angelopoulos from United States

    (Professor and Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences and Director of the Obesity Research Center at Emory & Henry College in Virginia, US)

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    Visitors from NPUST (Taiwan)

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    Visit by NTU Talent Seminar for Employers

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  • Local Partners
    • Institute of Sports Research (ISR), NTU
    • DSO Laboratories
    International Partners
    • Loughborough University, United Kingdom
    • National Chung Tsing University, Taiwan
    • Phiten, Japan
    • Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
    • University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • The Human Bioenergetics Laboratory is located at NIE Block 5 Level 2 Room No. 1 (NIE5-2-01).

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    Travel by Bus:

    Bus 199 from Boon Lay Interchange. 

    Parking:

    The nearest car park to the Human Bioenergetics Laboratory is Car Park 5. 

    Contact Us:

    Phone: 6790 3715 (Mr. Stuart Tong)