1996 …2024

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Prof. Wackerhage (*1967) is a Molecular Exercise Physiologist and has published several textbooks in this field. He is head of the Exercise Biology group which is generally interested in the molecular mechanisms by which exercise improves our performance, fitness and health. Specific research projects are effect of exercise on thermogenic adipose tissue and on the blood metabolome and proteome, the role of Hippo proteins in adaptation to exercise and aerosol emission and infection risk. Furthermore, the exercise biology research group investigates how muscle hypertrophy reprograms metabolism and how this affects metabolic health.

Prof. Wackerhage studied and obtained his doctorate at the German Sport University in Cologne investigating muscle metabolism with 31P-NMR. He then became a lecturer in sports physiology at the University of Central Lancashire before moving to the University of Dundee and then as senior lecturer and reader to the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Since 2016 he is Associate Professor of Exercise Biology at the TUM.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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