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Lecture Report: “The Physiology and Biochemistry of Physical Training” by Prof. Radak Zsolt (University of Physical Education, Hungary)

From August 16-20, 2021, a summer intensive lecture series (15 sessions in total) was held by Professor Radak Zolts, who is a Joint Appointment (JA) faculty member from the University of Physical Education. The series was divided into two types of lessons: on-demand content and hybrid (real-time) sessions. The real-time sessions were held a total of three times, and Professor Radak and Waseda Professor Katsuhiko Suzuki created an environment where all the participants could freely speak, ask questions, and give feedback. Students were also able to report on their current research status. In addition, young researchers from Professor Radak’s lab also participated and exchanged opinions. The lecture series was a very meaningful opportunity for participating students.

Course description (taken from 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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