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MD. PhD. Simone Porcelli, specialist in Sports Medicine, FMSI Advisor, Senior Researcher at National Research Council.

Simone Porcelli, born on November 15, 1980. Graduated (28/07/2005) with honours in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan. Specialized (27/02/2009) in Sports Medicine. Fellow (2005-2007) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies of the University of Milan. From 2009 to 2012 Lecturer at the San Raffaele Telematics University. In 2013 winner of a tenured-track position at the Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology as Associate Researcher. Five time winner of the annual found scholarship (2001-2005) of the University of Milan and winner (2012) of the project funding on high-intensity training in swimmers of the University of Rome. In 2008 part of the scientific campaign in Slovenia (ASI-OSMA project) evaluating the effects of simulated microgravity on energetic metabolism and in 2012 (PANGea project) studying the effects of simulated microgravity by bed-rest on oxidative energetic metabolism of elderly. The research fields include exercise physiology and energetic metabolism with a particular focus on regulation and functional evaluation of skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism, in normal, extreme and pathological conditions. For the most part, research has focused, especially, on physiological adaptation to exercise in chronic hypoxia, physiological adaptation to exercise and limiting factors in heart transplant recipient, limiting factor of V’O2 kinetics during exercise transitions. Principal investigator of the project “Human (Mal)adaptation to Hypobaric Hypoxia in Antarctic” funded by PNRA-MIUR (Prize: 78900 EUR). Co-author of 32 publications ISI, 40 abstracts published in international journals and over 30 participations to congresses, of which 4 as a speaker.


Porcelli S, Marzorati M, Healey B, Terraneo L, Vezzoli A, Bella SD, Dicasillati R, Samaja M. Lack of acclimatization to chronic hypoxia in humans in the Antarctica. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 22;7(1):18090. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18212-1.

Pugliese L, Porcelli S, Vezzoli A, La Torre A, Serpiello FR, Pavei G, Marzorati M. Different Training Modalities Improve Energy Cost and Performance in Master Runners. Front Physiol. 2018 Jan 24;9:21. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00021.

Porcelli S, Pugliese L, Rejc E, Pavei G, Bonato M, Montorsi M, La Torre A, Rasica L, Marzorati M. Effects of a Short-Term High-Nitrate Diet on Exercise Performance.Nutrients. 2016 Aug 31;8(9). pii: E534. doi: 10.3390/nu8090534.

Porcelli S, Marzorati M, Morandi L, Grassi B. Home-based aerobic exercise training improves skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism in patients with metabolic myopathies. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Sep 1;121(3):699-708. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00885.2015.

Porcelli S, Ramaglia M, Bellistri G, Pavei G, Pugliese L, Montorsi M, Rasica L, Marzorati M. Aerobic Fitness Affects the Exercise Performance Responses to Nitrate Supplementation. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Aug;47(8):1643-51. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000577.

Salvadego D, Domenis R, Lazzer S, Porcelli S, Rittweger J, Rizzo G, Mavelli I, Simunic B, Pisot R, Grassi B. Skeletal muscle oxidative function in vivo and ex vivo in athletes with marked hypertrophy from resistance training. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Jun;114(11):1527-35. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00883.2012.

Porcelli S, Marzorati M, Pugliese L, Adamo S, Gondin J, Bottinelli R, Grassi B. Lack of functional effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism in healthy humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2012 Oct;113(7):1101-9. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01627.2011.

Porcelli S, Marzorati M, Lanfranconi F, Vago P, Pisot R, Grassi B. Role of skeletal muscles impairment and brain oxygenation in limiting oxidative metabolism during exercise after bed rest. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2010 Jul;109(1):101-11. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00782.2009.