As well as inviting external speakers to our seminar series, we also use the seminar series as a platform to promote the research in our Faculty. In February we welcome the Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition Research Group to the podium to present a summary of their recent research activity.
Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition Research Group (PENRG)
PENRG's research spans the spectrum from healthy active individuals to clinical populations across all sections of the lifespan. The facilities and expertise within the team allow them to address fundamental and applied research questions at the cellular/molecular level using cell culture models through to molecular and enzymatic analysis of tissue samples obtained using tissue biopsy techniques, or genetic and epigenetic analyses from tissue or blood samples, as well as whole body human physiological measurements of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and metabolic function using a variety of techniques. The work of the group is centred on two key areas:
1) Developing a greater understanding of muscle physiology and function in health and disease throughout the life course.
2) Developing a greater understanding of the impact of nutrition and exercise on health and sport performance.
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