Section Physiology

The physiology section investigates how the human body functions during exercise. Also we investigate how the body adapts to exercise. We do this in the spectrum from the molecular level (e.g. muscle proteins) to the whole body level (e.g. changes in aerobic capacity). The population we investigate differs in age, gender and ethnicity and we also include special groups like elite athletes, disabled, spinal cord injured subjects or patients with muscle diseases. We have a brand new muscle analysis lab and a human performance lab in which we control temperature, humidity, altitude and exercise type and duration. We combine fundamental with applied research with the ultimate goal to improve movement performance in the context of rehabilitation and sports.