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PhD Student
MSc Human Physiology
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anders.karlsen@regionh.dk
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Title: Unlocking the potential of muscle stem cells to optimize the adaptation of human skeletal muscle with ageing.
The skeletal muscle stem cell (satellite cell) abundance and responsiveness to resistance exercise and/or electrical stimulation is investigated with respect to changes in skeletal muscle mass in elderly (60-100 years) healthy and/or hospitalized subjects at the Geriatric Department G, Bispebjerg Hospital.

Specific projects:
– Hospitalization: Counteracting muscle loss in very old hospitalized bed-ridden patients – effect of electrical stimulation (performed in collaboration with the Geriatric Department G, Bispebjerg Hospital)

– 83+ project: Strength training and satellite cell function in very old (83+ years)

– Understanding the individual responsiveness to strength training in elderly: The influence of training history and electrical muscle stimulation on the adaptation of muscle to strength training in elderly (60-70 years) individuals.

Supervisors:
Professor Michael Kjaer & Associate Professor Abigail Mackey-Sennels

Funded by:
University of Copenhagen