The August Krogh Section for Human Physiology
The August Krogh Section for Human 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.
The overall research theme of the section is human exercise and training physiology. In particular, the section studies the effects of exercise on the brain, heart, circulation, muscles and bones. The focus is on physiological mechanisms and on conducting studies of relevance to healthy people of all ages, sports professionals and patients.
The section performs complex human trials, and uses physiological and molecular biological techniques to study the integrated and isolated effects of physical activity and training. The investigations include among other things evaluations of motor function, muscle metabolism, cardiovascular regulation, capillary growth, insulin sensitivity, ion transport, performance, fatigue, muscle activation, thermoregulation and bone mineral density. Pharmacological interventions are often employed. Also, animal and cell culture models are used.
Currently, a particular focus lies on the importance of physical activity for women, before and after menopause, as well as the health-enhancing effect of ball games and other sports for different target groups, ranging from children to the elderly. Furthermore, the section has a strong focus on the physiology of elite athletes from a basic research and application-oriented perspective, as well as the development of physiologically based methods for detecting doping in sport.
Members of research group
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|Andreas H. Breenfeldt Andersen||Postdoc||+4535334169|
|Anne Mi Svarrer||Special Consultant||+4522102249|
|Camilla Collin Hansen||Postdoc||+4535334237|
|Charlotte Geer Grumsen||Academic Officer||+4535325325|
|Hannah Grace Caldwell||PhD Student|
|Jacob Bejder||Assistant Professor||+4535334240|
|Jan Sommer Jeppesen||PhD Fellow||+4535325869|
|Jennifer van der Horst||PhD Fellow|
|Jens Bangsbo||Head of Centre, Professor||+4535321623|
|Jens Jung Nielsen||Academic Staff||+4535321574|
|Jonathan Graae Andreasen||PhD Fellow||+4535325093|
|Karina Olsen||Biomedical Laboratory Scientist||+4535321608|
|Kasper Tackmann Eibye||PhD Student||+4535333990|
|Kate Aiko Wickham||Research Assistant||+4535325344|
|Kim Skovholm||Special Consultant||+4535324985|
|Lasse Gliemann||Associate Professor||+4535321632|
|Lei Ai||Guest Researcher|
|Line Boel Nørregaard||PhD Fellow||+4535326646|
|Lukas Moesgaard||Research Assistant|
|Marcos Paulo Rocha Alves||Research Assistant|
|Maria Gemma Martinez Rubio Kroos||Academic Staff||+4535321556|
|Martin Thomassen||Academic Staff||+4535321594|
|Matteo Fiorenza||Guest Researcher||+4535335603|
|Mikkel Malling Beck||PhD Student|
|Morten Hostrup||Associate Professor||+4535321595|
|Signe Rosengreen Holmenlund||Academic Officer||+4535332593|
|Søren Kaare Jessen||Research Assistant||+4535326685|
|Thibaux Firmin F Van der Stede||PhD Student|
|Thomas Christian Bonne||Academic Officer||+4535321603|
|Thomas Svare Ehlers||Research Assistant||+4535334316|
|Torur Sjurdarson||PhD Student|
|Ylva Hellsten||Professor, Head of Section||+4535321616|