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Sports overuse injury og tendon. Human physiological integrative studies on healthy individuals and sports injured patients

Adaptation of tendon and skeletal muscle to physical training and immobilization. Molecular and biochemical approaches to track matrix and skeletal muscle signalling pathway activities

Morphological examination of tendon and skeletal muscle tissue - microscopy and imaging

Main research areas

My reaearch aims to understand the influence of mechanical loading (physical exercise) or lack thereof upon the tendon tissue in order to differentiate physiological adaptation from pathogenesis of injury development. Further, we want to understand the cell-matrix interplay in both tendon and skeletal muscle, and to characterize the interplay between different cell types. A special focus is currently on the age related loss of skeletal muscle and degeneration of connective tissue. All the aims have the perspective of counteracting and preventing tissue loss and damage.

Current research

Tendon tissue overuse and regeneration in relation to sports injury

Aging skeletal muscle and its adaptation to physical training and inactivity - interaction with nutrition

Potential conflicts of interest

None

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