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The World as a Laboratory

Science and adventure - the Oroboros-Team participates in expeditions all over the world


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Science and adventure

Go Nepal - Rolwaling 2015

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» Towards a high-altitude research collaboration


To the heart of the Amazon 2015

Arapaima gigas, Manaus Arapaima gigas, Manaus Arapaima gigas, Manaus Tambaqui, Manaus

» Manaus: comparative cardiac mitochondrial physiology of Amazon fish


Spitsbergen, Ny-Alesund 2014

Spitsbergen Spitsbergen Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

» Enjoy the cold


Alaska 2014

The Iditarod team of fast endurance dogs The Mito-Science-Team (left to right: Rob Boushel, Erich Gnaiger, Karyn Hamilton, Verena Laner and Benjamin F. Miller) working in the lab. (C) by Shannon Massie Alaska 2014 HRR MitoLab Alaska

» Iditarod 1,000 mile race - Miller B, Hamilton K, Boushel R, Williamson K, Laner V, Gnaiger E, Davis M (2017) Mitochondrial respiration in highly aerobic canines in the non-raced state and after a 1600-km sled dog race. PLOS ONE 12:e0174874. - »Bioblast link«


Everest base camp Nepal 2013

Everest base camp 2013 Everest base camp 2013 Everest base camp 2013 Everest base camp 2013

» Xtreme Everest 2 - 5,300 m - Horscroft JA, Kotwica AO, Laner V, West JA, Hennis PJ, Levett DZH, Howard DJ, Fernandez BO, Burgess SL, Ament Z, Gilbert-Kawai ET, Vercueil A, Landis BD, Mitchell K, Mythen MG, Branco C, Johnson RS, Feelisch M, Montgomery HE, Griffin JL, Grocott MPW, Gnaiger E, Martin DS, Murray AJ (2017) Metabolic basis to Sherpa altitude adaptation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114:6382–7. - »Bioblast link«


Bolivia 2012

Mt Chacaltaya 2012 Mt Chacaltaya 2012 Mt Chacaltaya 2012 Mt Chacaltaya 2012

» Mt Chacaltaya 5,200 m


Monte Rosa 2004 - highest research station in Europe

Monte Rosa 2004 Monte Rosa 2004 Monte Rosa 2004 Monte Rosa 2004

» Monte Rosa - Capanna Regina Margherita 4,559 m
  • Jacobs R, Boushel RC, Wright-Paradis C, Calbet JA, Robach P, Gnaiger E, Lundby C (2013) Mitochondrial function in human skeletal muscle following high altitude exposure. Exp Physiol 98:245-55. - »Bioblast link«


Greenland 2004

Greenland - Thule 2012 Greenland - Thule 2012 Greenland - Thule 2012 Greenland - Thule 2012

» CMRC Expedition Thule
  • Gnaiger E, Boushel R, Søndergaard H, Munch-Andersen T, Damsgaard R, Hagen C, Díez-Sánchez C, Ara I, Wright-Paradis C, Schrauwen P, Hesselink M, Calbet JAL, Christiansen M, Helge JW, Saltin B (2015) Mitochondrial coupling and capacity of oxidative phosphorylation in skeletal muscle of Inuit and caucasians in the arctic winter. Scand J Med Sci Sports 25 (Suppl 4):126–34. - »Bioblast link«


Bermuda 1973-75

Nematodes and harpacticoids: meiofauna - how to make little things big
Bermuda 1973 - from left to right: Wolfgang Wieser, Fritz Schiemer, Wolfgang Sterrer, Jörg Ott, lying: Erich Gnaiger
  • Wieser W, Ott J, Schiemer F, Gnaiger E (1974) An ecophysiological study of some meiofauna species inhabiting a sandy beach at Bermuda. Mar Biol 26:235-48. - »Bioblast link«
  • Gnaiger E (1977) Thermodynamic considerations of invertebrate anoxibiosis. In: Applications of calorimetry in life sciences. Lamprecht I, Schaarschmidt B (eds), de Gruyter, Berlin:281-303. - »Bioblast link«
  • Gnaiger E, Gluth G, Wieser W (1978) pH fluctuation in an intertidal beach in Bermuda. Limnol Oceanogr 23:851-7. - »Bioblast link«
  • Schiemer F (2018) Wolfgang Wieser (1924 –2017) – ein zentraler Motor der österreichischen Biologie. Schriften des Vereins zur Verbreitung naturwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse 154:111–24. - »Bioblast link« - (Source of foto) Bermuda 1973 - from left to right: Wolfgang Wieser, Fritz Schiemer, Wolfgang Sterrer, Jörg Ott, lying: Erich Gnaiger


The World as a Laboratory

Kjell Johansen Viking and Physiologist

  • Johansen K (1987) The August Krogh Lecture: The world as a laboratory. Physiological insights from nature's experiments. In: Advances in physiological research (McLennan H, Ledsome JR, McIntosh CHS, Jones DR, eds). Plenum Publishing Corporation:377-96. - »Bioblast link«
  • The Kjell Johansen principle