The purpose of the section’s research is to obtain in-depth knowledge about metabolic regulation in relation to physical activity, nutrition and health.
The section researches from molecule to man, involving molecular biological methods and genetically modified animals as well as the whole person.
Head of research group: Professor Bente Kiens
In our group, we study the regulation of fat metabolism from when fatty acids are absorbed from the blood to when they are deposited in the muscle cell. In addition, regulation of lipolysis and lipid combustion in muscle is investigated in humans and various animal models and cells.
Head of research group: Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski
Our research focus on the mechanism(s) by which physical activity promotes metabolic health. Our studies have focused on the role of the energy sensor AMP activated protein kinase in promoting adaptations in skeletal muscle to exercise training and to a single bout of exercise.
Head of research group: Associate professor Thomas Elbenhardt Jensen
The research group aims to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying impaired regulation of muscle size and metabolism in various contexts and to clarify how physical activity affects these.