The August Krogh Section for Molecular Physiology

The purpose of the section’s research is to obtain in-depth knowledge about metabolic regulation in relation to physical activity, nutrition and health.

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The section researches from molecule to man, involving molecular biological methods and genetically modified animals as well as the whole person.







The section conducts research in order to obtain in-depth knowledge about the regulation of metabolism in relation to physical activity, nutrition and its role in health and disease.

Research is carried out from ‘molecule to man’, and uses molecular biological techniques, genetically modified animals and healthy and health-compromised people in the research. The vision is that observations based on experiments conducted in people can be explained at the molecular level, and similarly that mechanistic basic research in the laboratory can lead to new findings, that can be transferred to the human organism and the population.

In this connection, the section focuses in particular on the molecular mechanisms that regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise. The section also investigates the regulation of insulin sensitivity after physical activity and inactivity, and the role played by ingested diet in this respect. In addition, the section studies the interplay between physical activity and diet on performance and health parameters.

At the same time, we know that the energy metabolism is not regulated in the same way in men and women, and is dependent on diet. Therefore, a key focus area for the section is also investigating how physical activity combined with different diets affects metabolism, insulin sensitivity and gene expression in men and women.



Selected publications from the section

AXIN1 knockout does not alter AMPK/mTORC1 regulation and glucose metabolism in mouse skeletal muscle
Li, J.Knudsen, Jonas RolandHenriquez Olguín, CarlosLi, Z.Birk, Jesper BratzPersson, K. W.Hellsten, YlvaOffergeld, A.Jarassier, W.Grand, F. L.Schjerling, P.Wojtaszewski, Jørgen F P & Jensen, Thomas Elbenhardt2021I: Journal of Physiology. 59912s. 3081-3100 20 s.

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Section members

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Amalie London PhD Student   E-mail
Annemarie Lundsgaard Assistant Professor +4535321755 E-mail
Aslak Emil Lyster PhD Fellow +4535333692 E-mail
Bente Kiens Professor +4535321619 E-mail
Betina Bolmgren Biomedical Laboratory Scientist +4535321748 E-mail
Carlos Henriquez Olguín Postdoc   E-mail
Casper Aastrup Sejersen Guest Researcher   E-mail
Casper Emil Møller Research Assistant +4535324780 E-mail
Christian Strini Carl PhD Student   E-mail
Christian Thomas Voldstedlund PhD Fellow +4535325095
Emma Helene Frank Larsen Research Assistant   E-mail
Erik A. Richter Professor +4535321626 E-mail
Irene Bech Nielsen Biomedical Laboratory Scientist +4535321752 E-mail
Jakob Krøll Jensen Research Assistant   E-mail
Jesper Bratz Birk Academic Staff +4535321613 E-mail
Johan Dejgaard Onslev PhD Fellow   E-mail
Jonas Møller Kristensen Academic Research Staff   E-mail
Josephine Maria Kanta Research Assistant   E-mail
Jørgen Wojtaszewski Professor, Head of Section +4535321625 E-mail
Kaspar Wredstrøm Persson PhD Fellow +4535320305 E-mail
Kate Aiko Wickham Special Consultant +4535325344 E-mail
Kim Anker Sjøberg Assistant Professor +4535321759 E-mail
Liljana Diskovska Cleaning Assistant +4535321574 E-mail
Louise Slot Christiansen Postdoc +4535324818 E-mail
Lykke Sylow Visiting Associate Professor +4535321767 E-mail
Magnus Romme Larsen PhD Fellow +4535320766 E-mail
Maximilian Kleinert Assistant Professor +4535321769 E-mail
Nicki Winfield Almquist Postdoc +4535336083 E-mail
Nicolai Stevns Henriksen Research Assistant +4535325071 E-mail
Nicolas Oldenburg Eskesen Research Assistant +4535333826 E-mail
Nicoline Resen Andersen Academic Staff +4535321765 E-mail
Nikolaj Winther Research Assistant +4535326604 E-mail
Rasmus Kjøbsted Assistant Professor +4535321764 E-mail
Tang Cam Phung Pham PhD Fellow +4535330487 E-mail
Thomas Elbenhardt Jensen Associate Professor +4535321757 E-mail
Trine Sand Nicolaisen PhD Fellow   E-mail

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