IUPS AWARD Lectures 2022: (5) The Krogh Lecture

August Krogh is the 1920 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology for the discovery of the mechanism of regulation of the capillaries in skeletal muscle. He was also a pioneer in comparative physiology with publications on the respiratory exchange, osmotic Regulation the comparative physiology of respiratory mechanisms.

The programme of our virtual congress 2022 (organized together with the Chinese Association of Physiological Sciences) has many highlights. Among them are the named IUPS lectures. The August Krogh lecture is awarded to an outstanding physiologist nominated by the Scandinavian Physiological Society. This year, the August Krogh lecture will be given by Prof Angela Fago.

Angela Fago is Professor at the Zoophysiology Section of the Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark. After obtaining her M. Sc. degree in Biology at Parma University, Italy, and after the award of a young talent research fellowship in Naples, Italy, she moved to Denmark, where she received her Ph.D. in Zoophysiology from Aarhus University in 1995, under the supervision of Roy E. Weber working on hemoglobin structure and functional allosteric regulation in fish.

Since then, her research has broadened to unravel molecular mechanisms regulating oxygen transport in the blood and oxygen consumption in mitochondria in numerous animal species, including high-altitude mammals and birds, hypoxia-tolerant turtles and fish, hibernating bears and squirrels. Together with collaborators from USA, Canada and Europe, she has been at the forefront within comparative physiology uncovering the effects of hypoxia in animals on the regulation of hemoglobin and mitochondrial proteins and on the signaling molecules NO and H2S and their protein targets. Her research is providing new perspectives in how we understand human diseases caused by limited oxygen supply.

She is author of >130 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in PNAS and Science. She has been awarded numerous research grants and has supervised many students and junior researchers, of which many have pursued an academic career.

Her lecture is entitled:  How vertebrates regulate oxygen transport and consumption to survive oxygen lack

We are looking forward to her lecture on May 8th, 2022!

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