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
Head of research group: Associate professor Jesper Lundbye-Jensen
The focus of the research group is integrative physiological research addressing questions relating to human motor performance and health across the lifespan.
Head of Research Group: Professor Lars Nybo
One main focus of the research group is on Human Performance. The research in human exercise performance aims to determine mechanisms of decisive importance for individual physical capacity.