Integrative Physiology conducts research in the area of exercise and training physiology, with a primary focus on cardiovascular physiology, muscle physiology and neurophysiology.
Current projects cover aspects of motor and cognitive learning, optimising performance, anti-doping, the effect of physical activity, ageing and lifestyle related disease on cardiovascular and skeletal muscle function.
The section applies a broad range of advanced methods, including both non-invasive and invasive measurements of the cardiovascular system, skeletal muscle and brain of humans, as well as studies on cell and animal models.
Head of research group: Professor Ylva Hellsten
The overall aim of our research is to gain knowledge regarding the basal regulation of the human cardiovascular system with a particular focus on regulation of vascular tone and vascular growth in the microcirculation of skeletal muscle. We also have a main emphasis on understanding by what mechanisms physical activity, life style related disease and aging affect cardiovascular function and growth.
Head of research group: Professor Jens Bangbsbo