Human Physiology Workshop (HPW) by German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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Description

The Human Physiology Workshop (HPW) is targeted to young investigators with the aim to provide a forum where they can present and discuss ‘fresh’ topics and data. HPW meetings are meant to stimulate discussion, and to provide the opportunity to learn more about the different organ systems of human body, and how they interact with each other. The ultimate objective is to support a research network that can train and educate researchers in the field of human physiology.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
- Aerospace medicine
- Extreme environments
- Exercise and training
- Stressors and behavior

Background: Humans have evolved as a physically active species in the gravitational field of the Earth. As a consequence, our bodies require a relatively high amount of physical activity and mechanical loading, and these stimuli are essential for health. Humans have also demonstrated that they can adapt to a wide range of climates and habitats, ranging from polar conditions to the tropical zones, from sub-aquatic to high altitude environments and even to space. These adaptive responses generally affect the human body as an integrated system, and specific diseases, where a certain adaptive mechanism is disrupted can be provide a deepened insight into the systems physiology and systems biology of the human body.

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Period08.12.2023
Event typeConference
Conference number8
LocationCologne, GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Space physiology
  • space
  • extreme environments
  • biomechanics
  • DLR
  • EAC
  • ESA