Antonio Martinez Nicolas

antonio-martinez-nicolasAntonio Martínez-Nicolás
Date of birth: 19-09-1984
E-mail: --LOGIN--bcd2b0bb28ab5bea06ba1f92a378229cum[dot]es
  • Chronobiology lab
    Physiology Department, Faculty of Biology
    University of Murcia. ZP 30100, Murcia (España)

Antonio Martínez-Nicolás holds a degree in Biology from the University of Murcia (2008). He obtained a Master in Technology and Research in Biomedical Sciences and a Certificate for teaching ability in Natural Sciences, both from University of Murcia (2009) and Estatistical Learning and Data Mining Master from National Distance Education University (2010). He reached his international PhD in Medicine from University of Murcia (2014). Finally, he is authorized to design, lead, research and carel ab animals (2015).

  • His main research interests are:
    • Free living condition monitoring of physiological and behavioural variables.
    • Circadian system chronoenhancement by means of bright light therapy and exercise in order to improve participants’ health.
    • Sleep detection by activity, skin temperature, light and heart rate.
    • Disease detection by circadian system alterations. For example, hypertension, non-dipping pattern of blood pressure, sleep apnoea, obesity or even premature ageing.

Key publications

  • 1. Martinez-Nicolas A, Ortiz-Tudela E, Madrid JA, Rol MA. (2011). Crosstalk between environmental light and internal time in humans. Chronobiol Int. 28:617-29.
  • 2. Blazquez A*, Martinez-Nicolas A*, Salazar FJ, Rol MA, Madrid JA. (2012). Wrist skin temperature, motor activity and body position as determinants of the circadian pattern of blood pressure. Chronobiol Int. 29:747-56.
  • 3. Martinez-Nicolas A, Madrid JA, Rol MA. (2014). Day-night contrast as source of health for the human circadian system. Chronobiol Int. 31:382-93. IF: 3.343.
  • 4. Batinga H*, Martinez-Nicolas A*, Zornoza-Moreno M, Sanchez-Solis M, Larque E, Mondejar MT, Moreno-Casbas M, Garcia FJ, Campos M, Rol MA, Madrid JA. (2015). Ontogeny and aging of the distal skin temperature rhythm in humans. Age. 37:29.
  • 5. Martinez-Nicolas A, Meyer M, Hunkler S, Madrid JA, Rol MA, Meyer AH, Schötzau A, Orgül S, Kräuchi K. (2015). Daytime variation in ambient temperature affects skin temperatures and blood pressure: Ambulatory winter/summer comparison in healthy young women. Physiol Behav. 149:203-11.

(*Equally contributed)