The Research Unit in Exercise Biology has specialised in studies of exercise and training interventions. The studies focus on physiological, health- or performance-related outcomes. Overall research themes are:
Research includes clinical studies in patients and applied studies in healthy volunteers, including athletes. Furthermore, basic research is conducted within the fields of muscle physiology and biomechanics using both human and animal models. This basic research provides a strong foundation for the applied and clinical studies. Moreover, it ensures a high quality in measurements of training effects and enables studies of a mechanic nature of the adaption of exercise.
Employees within the research unit are also responsible for teaching at both bachelor and master level programmes in Sport Science.
The Research Unit has well-equipped laboratories for physiological and biomechanical research. Moreover, we have advanced strength training facilities and a cardiorespiratory laboratory to complete supervised and controlled exercise training.
The facilities include equipment for movement analysis and functional muscle strength measurements (high-speed video recorders, power platforms, isokinetic dynamometer), as well as metabolic tests (oxygen uptake, lactate measurement). Moreover, the unit has laboratory functions for molecular biology and and biochemistry measurements, where muscle function and muscle metabolism can be examined at cell level.