AKC online seminar: Respiratory adaptations and molecular underpinnings in extreme animals

Angela FagoAugust Krogh Club online seminar

Professor Angela Fago

Aarhus University, Denmark.


How animals are capable to adapt to their environment by regulating metabolism is a fundamental question in Biology.

In this lecture, I will present some of my own studies on the molecular mechanisms that allow birds to fly at extreme altitudes by maximizing oxygen uptake, turtles to survive total oxygen deprivation by avoiding tissue damage and mammalian hibernators to depress mitochondrial respiration by using hydrogen sulfide as inhibitor.

Thus, control mechanisms of the respiratory cascade are key to physiological animal adaptations.


23 April 2021, 14:00-15:00 CET



Join Zoom Meeting: https://ucph-ku.zoom.us/j/63634353062?pwd=QldtSzJvbzJGT2FJTjJ0ZEx0RjFuUT09

Meeting ID: 636 3435 3062

Passcode: 720231


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For PhD students

PhD students participating in August Krogh seminars receive 0,2 ECTS per seminar


Jens Frey Halling, jefh@nexs.ku.dk

Jonas Møller Kristensen, jmkristensen@nexs.ku.dk 

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