The August Krogh Section for Human Physiology conducts research into basal human physiology but also determines how the body is affected by inactivity, acute exercise, exercise training, pharmacological treatments and exposure to varying environmental conditions, such as altitude and heat. A particular focus lies on cardiac, vascular and skeletal muscle tissue. The research encompasses physiological mechanisms from the molecular level to whole body integrative physiology and with an emphasis on conducting studies which can be used by men and women of all ages, healthy individuals, sports participants as well as patients.
The human intervention trials conducted by the section are unique in the world. In these trials, a combination of advanced methods and techniques within physiology, cell- and molecular biology are used to study isolated and whole body, integrative effects of physical inactivity and activity as well as other interventions.