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DR TERTIUS KOHN

POSITION

Coordinator of Exercise Science Honours, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management, University of Cape Town  (2016)

  • PhD (Biochemistry), University of Stellenbosch (2005)

Thesis title: Characteristics and adaptation of skeletal muscle to endurance exercise

  • BSc (Hons) (Biochemistry), University of Stellenbosch (1997)

  • BSc (Biochemistry & Physiology), University of Stellenbosch (1996)

ESSM RESEARCH GROUPS

  • Exercise in the management of chronic diseases

  • Exercise performance

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Physiological and biochemical markers of athletic performance in humans and wild animals

  • Understanding capture myopathy in wild animals to elucidate the mechanism of exertional heatstroke in humans

  • Muscle fibre contractility in trained and diseased muscle

  • Molecular mechanisms and regulation of muscle fatigue, rhabdomyolysis and weakness in human and animals

  • Sedentary lifestyle, diet and insulin resistance in wild animals

OTHER

  • C2-rated research scientist, National Research Foundation, South Africa

  • Sporting interests: Gymnastics and Rugby

CONTACT

Tel: +27 21 650 5234
Email: Tertius.Kohn@uct.ac.za

Myology laboratory website: www.myolab.co.za