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Paavo Komi was born in Kauhajoki, Finland. He received his BS degree from the University of Helsinki (1963), MS from the University Jyväskylä (1966), and PhD from Penn State University (1969). After his PhD he held faculty positions at the University Jyväskylä, including being Head of the Department of Biology and Physical Activity. He was appointed Professor Emeritus in 2005. He is a past-President of the ISB, and was appointed an honorary fellow in 2005. In acknowledgement of his many research achievements the ISB awarded him the Muybridge Medal in 1999. His research has focused on the mechanisms and adaptation of neuromuscular function in exercise.