Exercise as a medicine (a lecture by Dr. Zhen Yan)

The Hungarian University of Sports Science Doctoral School of Sport Sciences invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Zhen Yan: Exercise as a medicine.

Exercise as a medicine (a lecture by Dr. Zhen Yan)

photo: University of Virginia

Date: 20th June, 2022, 10 AM
Venue: Hungarian University of Sports Science, K1, C201

Dr. Zhen Yan is Professor of Medicine and Director of Center for Skeletal Muscle Research at University of Virginia. He made a seminal discovery of exercise-induced p38 MAPK activation in control of the PGC-1a gene transcription and mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and developed MitoTimer reporter mice for quantification of mitochondrial structure, oxidative stress and mitophagy in vivo.

He is the first to unveil the importance of AMPK-Ulk1 activation in control of mitophagy in response exercise. Most recently, he has elucidated the role of mitochondria-associated AMPK in control of mitophagy induced by mitochondrial energetic stress and exercise. He is a leader in the benefits of exercise in health and disease prevention with 124 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters (h-index 59) and serves as Vice Chairman for International Research Group of Biochemistry of Exercise (IRGBE), Associate Editor of Sports Medicine and Health Science (SMHS) and an Editorial Board Member for American Journal of Physiology and Redox in Muscle Physiology, Exercise and Sport.

Dr. Yan is the recipient of 2021 Distinguished Researcher Award of the University of Virginia.


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