Area: Exercise Physiology


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.

Tschan H, Bachl N, Baron R, Smekal G, Pokan R.: Bed-rest Katabolie: Antikatabole Strategien im Weltraum als Denkanstoß. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 19a (2001), 20-23.

Tschan H., Bachl N., Baron R., Kozlovskaya I.B., Polyakov V.V.: Exercising in Space: Muscle Strength Assessment in Microgravity During Space Station MIR Flights. Sport & Medicine Today. Issue 5, June (2001), 42-46.

Tschan H., Bachl N., Baron R., Polyakov V., Kozlovskaya I.B.: Resistance Training – A Strategy Proposed to Counteract Muscular Deconditioning in Microgravity. In: H. Hinghofer-Szalkay (ed.) 10 Years Space Biomedical Research in Austria. Facultas Universitätsverlag Wien (2001), 95-108.

Tschan H., Baron R., Smekal G., Bachl N.: Belastungs- Beanspruchungsprofil im Fußball aus physiologischer Sicht. In: Österr. J. Sportmed. 31:1 (2001), 7-18.

Tschan H., Kozlovskaya I.B., Kharitonov N., Polyakov V.V., Baron, R., Shenkman B.S., Bumba W., Grigoriev A., Bachl N.: Function and Structural Adaptations to Spaceflight and Ground-Based Simulations of Non-Weight_Bearing and their Effect on Human Muscle Strength. XII Conference on Space Biology and Aerospace Medicine 10-14 June  2002 Moscow. In: Kosm. Biol. Med. Aviokosm. Med. (2002), 609-610.

Smekal G, von Duvillard SP, Pokan R, Tschan H, Baron R, Hofmann P, Wonisch M, Bachl N. Effect of endurance training on muscle fat metabolism during prolonged exercise: agreements and disagreements. Nutrition. 2003 Oct;19(10):891-900.

Atamaniuk J., Vidotto C., Tschan H., Bachl N., Stuhlmeier KM, Mueller MM. Increased Concentration of Cell-Free Plasma DNA after Exhaustive Exercise. Clin. Chem. 50 (9) (2004), 1668-1670.

Vidotto C, Tschan H, Atamaniuk J, Pokan R, Bachl N, Müller MM. Response of N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP). Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI) and other Myocardial Markers to Competitive Endurance Exercise in Recreational Athletes. Int J Sports Med. 2005 26(8):645-50.