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Online lecture by visiting scholar Dr. Radak Zsolt from the University of Physical Education, Hungary

Dr. Radak Zsolt, a visiting scholar from the University of Physical Education, Hungary, held the final day of a winter intensive course for students in the Graduate School of Sport Sciences on January 26, 2021.

On the last day, two video lectures were released on Waseda Moodle, followed by second online live discussion between Hungary and Japan. Dr. Zsolt and Dr. Suzuki, Dr. Zsolt’s partner at Waseda University, co-facilitated the live session and invited several guests to the course, same as last time. The participants shared the latest research activities and COVID-19-related issues of each other’s countries.  Dr. Zsolt ensured opportunities for every student to share their opinions and ask questions throughout the session. The researchers in Dr. Zsolt and Dr. Suzuki’s laboratory gave presentations of supporting data and academic papers related to Waseda students’ research themes. This online discussion was a good place for academic exchange.

This winter intensive course was offered online only, but students had a good opportunity to gain more specialized knowledge from the professors and special guest participants in Hungary by online discussion. This is a very meaningful winter intensive lecture was not only learning research interest and improving English skills. After all class is finished, students were provided with homework to report on topics of interest for this course. We look forward to Dr. Zsolt’s lecture next year.

Course description from the syllabus

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important to exercise-induced adaptation. The present course is going to focus on this, emphasizing the role of acute and regular exercise, aging, and organ specificity, especially skeletal muscle and brain. We will discuss the involvement of ROS in aging, mitochondrial biogenesis, muscle soreness and diseases prevention.

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