Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Wessner
T: +43-1-4277-48875
M: +43-664-60277-48875

Consultation hours: Tuesday, 9:00-10:30, USZI (ÖISM). Please only after pre-notification per e-mail.






Triska, C., Moitzi, A. M., Jocha, M., Wessner, B., Bachl, N., & Tschan, H. (2019). Effects of carbohydrate intake during a 1-h heavy intensity cycling exercise on subsequent running economy – a single-blinded pilot study. In V. Bunc, & E. Tsolakidis (Eds.), 24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: Book of Abstracts (pp. 554). Cologne, Germany.

Boshnjaku, A., Krasniqi, E., Tschan, H., & Wessner, B. (2019). ACTN3 genotypes and its relationship with muscle mass and function of Kosovan adults. In V. Bunc, & E. Tsolakidis (Eds.), 24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science : Book of Abstracts (pp. 270). Cologne, Germany.






Yamashita, A. S., Belchior, T., Lira, F. S., Bishop, N. C., Wessner, B., Rosa, J. C., & Festuccia, W. T. (2018). Regulation of Metabolic Disease-Associated Inflammation by Nutrient Sensors. Mediators of inflammation, 2018, [8261432]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8261432



Csapo, R., Liebensteiner, M., Nachbauer, W., & Wessner, B. (2018). Age-specific response of skeletal muscle extracellular matrix to acute resistance exercise. In 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: Sport Science at the Cutting Edge (pp. 576)

Wessner, B., Roth, E., Hofmann, M., & Bachl, N. (2018). Einfluss des Alters. In N. Bachl, H. Löllgen, H. Tschan, H. Wackerhage, & B. Wessner (Eds.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit Wien: Springer.

Wessner, B., & Katschinka, G. (2018). Einführung in die Genetik. In N. Bachl, H. Löllgen, H. Tschan, H. Wackerhage, & B. Wessner (Eds.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit Wien: Springer.

Katschinka, G., & Wessner, B. (2018). Epigenetik und körperliche Aktivität. In N. Bachl, H. Löllgen, H. Tschan, H. Wackerhage, & B. Wessner (Eds.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit (pp. 447-462). Wien: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1591-6_18

Wessner, B., & Wackerhage, H. (2018). Genexpression. In N. Bachl, H. Löllgen, H. Tschan, H. Wackerhage, & B. Wessner (Eds.), Molekulare Sport- und Leistungsphysiologie: Molekulare, zellbiologische und genetische Aspekte der körperlichen Leistungsfähigkeit Wien: Springer.

Baustein Ernährung – gesund mit Chemie?

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
26 Aug 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Nahrungsergänzungsmittel als legales "Doping" – Fakten und Fiktionen

Barbara Wessner (Keynote speaker)
26 Aug 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Intramuscular connective tissue - a novel player in maintaining muscle mass and function?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
3 Jul 20196 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Nahrungsergänzungsmittel im Sport - Pillen statt Training?

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
3 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Eiweißquellen. Sind welche zu bevorzugen?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
18 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Mit Ernährung zum Weltrekord

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
17 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Einfluss genetischer Varianten auf die sportliche Leistungsfähigkeit

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
6 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Der Muskel - ein unterschätztes Organ im Alter

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Der Zusammenhang von Körperzusammensetzung, Proteinaufnahme und Krafttraining im Alter – Erste Ergebnisse der NutriAging Studie

Bernhard Franzke (Speaker), Rudolf Aschauer (Speaker), Agnes Draxler (Speaker), Sandra Unterberger (Speaker), Patrick A. Zöhrer (Speaker), Barbara Wessner (Speaker), Karl-Heinz Wagner (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Immunoseneszenz

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
6 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Genetische Aspekte in Sport und Ernährung

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
15 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Spielen Genetik und Epigenetik eine Rolle beim Erhalt von Muskelmasse und –funktion?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
10 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Age-specific response of skeletal muscle extracellular matrix to acute resistance exercise

Robert Csapo (Speaker), Michael Liebensteiner (Contributor), Werner Nachbauer (Contributor), Barbara Wessner (Contributor)
4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Prevalence of sarcopenia based on EWGSOP criteria and population specific cutpoints in adults aged 60 and above in Kosovo

Arben Boshnjaku (Speaker), Abedin Bahtiri (Contributor), Kaltrina Feka (Contributor), Ermira Krasniqi (Contributor), Harald Tschan (Contributor), Barbara Wessner (Contributor)
4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Nahrungsergänzungsmittel im Sport - Pillen und Pulver statt Training?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
15 Mar 20189 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


The role of genetics and epigenetics in preserving muscle mass and function

Barbara Wessner (Keynote speaker)
3 Mar 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Spielen Genetik und Epigenetik eine Rolle beim Erhalt von Muskelmasse und –funktion?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
10 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Molecular Adaptation to Health-enhancing Physical Activity

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
26 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

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Katabolie des chirurgischen Patienten: Kann man das durchbrechen?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
20 Oct 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Successful program for healthy aging

Barbara Wessner (Keynote speaker)
22 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Elastic band resistance training induces extracellular matrix genes in skeletal muscle of older females as evaluated by RNA sequencing

Barbara Wessner (Speaker), Anela Tosevska (Contributor), Marlene Hofmann (Contributor), Bernhard Franzke (Contributor), Barbara Schober-Halper (Contributor), Stefan Oesen (Contributor), Harald Tschan (Contributor), Eva-Maria Strasser (Contributor), Karl-Heinz Wagner (Contributor)
5 Jul 20178 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Reliability and validity of field-based strength tests for elderly to be used in younger Kosovan adults

Arben Boshnjaku (Speaker), Abedin Bahtiri (Contributor), Kaltrina Feka (Contributor), Ermira Krasniqi (Contributor), Harald Tschan (Contributor), Barbara Wessner (Contributor)
5 Jul 20178 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Mehr als gesunde Knochen: Vitamin D und Muskulatur

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
24 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Research methods: Planning, design and data acquisition

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
23 Mar 2017

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Key elements of research proposals and study design

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
22 Mar 2017

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Chronische Inflammation als Trigger in der Entstehung von Lifestyle-Erkrankungen

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
11 Nov 2016

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Molecular Adaptation to Health-enhancing Physical Activity

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
28 Oct 2016

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It’s never too late – exercise interventions to attenuate age-related loss muscle loss

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
8 Jul 2016

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Protein in der Seniorenernährung – muss supplementiert werden?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
8 Apr 2016

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Experimental and quasi-experimental research

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
9 Mar 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Research methods: Planning, design and data acquisition

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
9 Mar 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Descriptive research methods

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
8 Mar 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


How to prepare a research proposal

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
8 Mar 2016

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Nutrition and Diseases

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
21 Nov 2015

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Molecular Adaptation to Health-enhancing Physical Activity

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
8 Oct 2015

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Biomarker für Training und Regeneration

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
3 Jul 2015

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Der Muskel - ein unterschätztes Organ im Alter

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
10 Jun 2015

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Nahrungsergänzungsmittel im Sport

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
8 Jun 2015

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Alternstheorien

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
18 Apr 2015

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Vegetarismus im Sport - molekulare leistungsphysiologische Aspekte

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
16 Apr 2015

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Objektive Methoden zur Erfassung der körperlichen Aktivität bei älteren Personen

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
27 Mar 2015

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Verbesserung der Motivation bei älteren Personen – internationale Trainingsstudien

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
7 Nov 2014

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Molecular Adaptation to Health-enhancing Physical Activity

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
9 Oct 2014

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Genetik und Sport

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
19 Sep 2014

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Molekularbiologische Aspekte: Ausdauer- und Krafttraining in Rehabilitation und Leistungssport

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
13 Jun 2014

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Molekularbiologische und genetische Aspekte von Ermüdung im Sport

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
3 Jun 2014

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Genetic variability and gene‐environment interaction in relation to movement and sport

Barbara Wessner (Keynote speaker)
23 May 2014

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Projekt EDDY

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
29 Apr 2014

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Active Ageing

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
3 Apr 2014

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Research Platform Active Ageing - Influence of Strength Training and Nutritional Supplements on Physical Performance and Molecular Markers

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
14 Mar 2014

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Ageing Organs and Exercise - a Cellular Approach

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
13 Mar 2014

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How to prepare a research proposal

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
25 Feb 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Descriptive research methods

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
24 Feb 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Experimental and quasi-experimental research

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
24 Feb 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Research methods: Planning, design, data acquisition

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
24 Feb 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Serum Markers of Muscle Turnover - Do they correlate with functional data

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
9 Jan 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Protektive Effekte des Sports gegen altersassoziierte Erkrankungen - Erklärungen basierend auf Molekularbiologie

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
7 Dec 2013

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Marker für Muskelaufbau und -abbau im Blut – wie weit sind wir?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
8 Nov 2013

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Regulation of immunological pathways by microRNAs in health and disease

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
10 Sep 2013

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Circulating microRNAs specific for skeletal and/or cardiac muscle are enhanced after an Ironman triathlon race

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
28 Jun 2013

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MicroRNAs in exercise immunology

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
9 Apr 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Research Methods: planning, study design(s), data collection

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
24 Jan 2013

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Wenn Muskelmasse und -funktion im Alter schwinden: Von molekularen Mechanismen zur Trainingstherapie

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
9 Nov 2012

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Genetic variability and gene environment interactions in relation to movement

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
3 Oct 2012

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Einfluss von Sportmassage auf immunologische Parameter nach intensiver Belastung

Barbara Wessner (Contributor)
26 Sep 2012

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Exercise and cancer cachexia: A molecular point of view

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
23 Jul 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Körperliche Aktivität zur Vermeidung von Krankheiten - Gesund durch Sport

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
14 Jun 2012

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Research Methods: planning, study design(s), data collection

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
27 Feb 2012

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Wie die Muskelmasse bleibt - Ernährung und Training bei Sarkopenie

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
27 Jan 2012

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Körperliche Aktivität und Sport für ein gesundes Alter

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
8 Dec 2011

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Basic Concepts of Cellular Signaling Pathways in Skeletal Muscle

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
29 Oct 2011

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Genetic Research and Testing in Sports – An Outlook to Future

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
28 Oct 2011

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Sport, oxidativer Stress und Tumorinzidenz: Sind hier Antioxidantien nötig?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
12 Oct 2011

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Genetische und konstitutionelle Voraussetzungen für Trainingsbelastungen in verschiedenen Alters- und Entwicklungsstufen

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
10 Sep 2011

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Molekularbiologische Zugänge zur Skelettmuskelatrophie und -hypertrophie

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
27 May 2011

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Molekulare Leistungsphysiologie - Eine Einführung

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
15 Apr 2011

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Beitrag der Molekularbiologie zur Sportwissenschaft: Fakten und Fiktion

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
11 Nov 2010

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Resistance Exercise Modes and Cellular Signalling Pathways in Skeletal Muscle

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
28 Oct 2010

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Cancer cachexia: molecular mechanisms and countermeasures

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
25 Jun 2010

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Genes associated with athletic performance

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
25 Nov 2009

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Influence of TNF-alpha, IL-6 and LPS on growth-regulatory pathways in C2C12 skeletal muscle cells

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
20 Nov 2009

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Molekulare Mechanismen der muskulären Adaptation nach Training oder Inaktivität

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
14 Nov 2009

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Cardiac injury markers following strenuous endurance and strength exercise.

Barbara Wessner (Contributor)
5 Nov 2009

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Genetic variability and training responses

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
16 Oct 2009

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Genetic variability and gene-environment interaction in relation to movement and sport

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
30 Sep 2009

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Influence of inflammatory stimuli on growth-regulatory pathways in skeletal muscle cells

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
23 Sep 2009

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Genes associated with athletic performance

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
1 Jul 2009

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Urinary Excretion of 8-Hydroxy-2'Deoxyguanosine as a biomarker of Oxidative Stress in Ultra-Marathon Runners

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
24 Jun 2009

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Genetic influences on skeletal muscle hypertrophy

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
5 Feb 2009

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Basic principles of exercise immunology

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
15 Oct 2008

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Genetic variability and gene-environment interaction in relation to movement and sport

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
1 Oct 2008

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Genetische Determinanten der Leistungsfähigkeit im Sport. Genes and physical performance in sport.

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
23 Nov 2007

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Gene polymorphisms and exercise response

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
12 Oct 2007

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Gene regulation by antioxidants

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
12 Oct 2007

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Clinical nutrition in physical activity and sports

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
4 Oct 2007

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Exercise, Nutrition and Immune Function

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
4 Oct 2007

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Genetic variability and gene-environment interaction in relation to movement and sport

Barbara Wessner (Speaker)
3 Oct 2007

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Nahrungsergänzungsmittel im Sport - Was ist bewiesen?

Barbara Wessner (Invited speaker)
2 Jun 2007

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Department of Sport Science

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