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Faculty of Sport Science, University of Vienna, Auf der Schmelz 6, 1150 Wien, Austria

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Tschan HaraldAssistant Professor at the Faculty of Sport Science at Vienna University where he works at the Department of Sports and Exercise Physiology. He holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D in Sport Science from the University of Vienna and a degree from the International Space University ISU. In addition to teaching in Austria, Italy and USA, he is actively involved in research with a focus on the musculoskeletal system. His primary research interest includes changes in physiological parameters associated with acute and chronic training and inactivity. Prior to his position in the Department of Sport and Exercise Physiology at Vienna University, he was collaborator in several national and international scientific projects. Working in Austrian–Russian Space Projects he was responsible for experimental design, pre- and post-flight data collection, documentation and data analyses from MIR long-term space missions, and at the Exercise Physiology Laboratory of NASA in JSC Houston/Texas he was involved in testing the exercise equipment for the International Space Station ISS. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 reviewed publications, and was invited peer reviewer for several scientific journals. At the FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine in Beijing 2006 he received the FIMS Best Paper Award in Sports Science.

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