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Elodie Ponsot

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 301094

Room: G2120

Research subject Research environments

About Elodie Ponsot

Elodie Ponsot is an Associate Professor in Sport Science (2013). Since august 2019, Elodie is also the Head of the Division of Sport Science. Since 2021, she leads the EPSM research team (Exercise Physiology and Sport Medicine).

In 2004, she obtained her PhD at the University of Strasbourg I, France, on the plasticity of muscle mitochondrial function in response to training under hypoxia in elite athletes (supported by the International Olympic Committee) and the preferential utilization of energetic substrates.

Between 2005 and 2011, she was appointed as a Post-Doc at Örebro University, first as research assistant, then as Senior Associate Lecturer. She is employed as senior lecturer since 2012. Her research focuses on acute and chronic exercise-induced adaptations with an integrative approach, i.e. from physical function to molecular and cellular mechanisms. With this approach, she is experienced in and has a strong interest for developing studies designed to better understand the use of exercise to 1) optimize performance in sports (ex: training interventions, recovery strategies), 2) promote health at stages of life (ex: healthy aging) and 3) improve health condition in patients with chronic diseases (ex: neuromuscular disorders, diabetes) or in rehabilitation process.

She also took a significant part over the years in the development of the Sport Science lab platform.

She has 20-year experience in teaching at the university level in sport physiology, molecular assessments and scientific methods at bachelor, master and research level. She has also been Programme Director of Sport Science and Coaching Programme (2017-2019) at the Division of Sport Science.


Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Conference papers |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Montiel Rojas, D. , Nilsson, A. , Ponsot, E. , Brummer, R. J. , Fairweather-Tait, S. , Jennings, A. , de Groot, L. C. P. G. M. , Berendsen, A. & et al. (2018). Short Telomere Length Is Related to Limitations in Physical Function in Elderly European Adults. Frontiers in Physiology, 9.
Mackey, A. L. , Rasmussen, L. K. , Kadi, F. , Schjerling, P. , Helmark, I. C. , Ponsot, E. , Aagaard, P. , Durigan, J. L. Q. & et al. (2016). Activation of satellite cells and the regeneration of human skeletal muscle are expedited by ingestion of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. The FASEB Journal, 30 (6), 2266-2281.
Strandberg, E. , Edholm, P. , Ponsot, E. , Wåhlin-Larsson, B. , Hellmén, E. , Nilsson, A. , Engfeldt, P. , Cederholm, T. & et al. (2015). Influence of combined resistance training and healthy diet on muscle mass in healthy elderly women: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of applied physiology, 119 (8), 918-925.
Daussin, F. , Zoll, J. , Ponsot, E. , Dufour, S. , Doutreleau, S. , Lonsdorfer, E. , Ventura-Clapier, R. , Mettauer, B. & et al. (2008). Training at high exercise intensity promotes qualitative adaptations of mitochondrial function in human skeletal muscle. Journal of applied physiology, 104 (5), 1436-1441.
Pialoux, V. , Mounier, R. , Ponsot, E. , Rock, E. , Mazur, A. , Dufour, S. , Richard, R. , Richalet, J. & et al. (2006). Effects of exercise and training in hypoxia on antioxidant/pro-oxidant balance. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 60 (12), 1345-54.
Dufour, S. P. , Ponsot, E. , Zoll, J. , Doutreleau, S. , Lonsdorfer-Wolf, E. , Geny, B. , Lampert, E. , Flück, M. & et al. (2006). Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners. I. Improvement in aerobic performance capacity.. Journal of applied physiology, 100 (4), 1238-48.
Zoll, J. , Ponsot, E. , Dufour, S. , Doutreleau, S. , Ventura-Clapier, R. , Vogt, M. , Hoppeler, H. , Richard, R. & et al. (2006). Exercise training in normobaric hypoxia in endurance runners. III. Muscular adjustments of selected gene transcripts. Journal of applied physiology, 100 (4), 1258-66.
Zoll, J. , Ponsot, E. , Doutreleau, S. , Mettauer, B. , Piquard, F. , Mazzucotelli, J. P. , Diemunsch, P. & Geny, B. (2005). Acute myocardial ischaemia induces specific alterations of ventricular mitochondrial function in experimental pigs. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, 185 (1), 25-32.
Ponsot, E. , Zoll, J. , N'guessan, B. , Ribera, F. , Lampert, E. , Richard, R. , Veksler, V. , Ventura-Clapier, R. & et al. (2005). Mitochondrial tissue specificity of substrates utilization in rat cardiac and skeletal muscles. Journal of Cellular Physiology, 203 (3), 479-86.
Di Donna, S. , Renault, V. , Forestier, C. , Piron-Hamelin, G. , Thiesson, D. , Cooper, R. N. , Ponsot, E. , Decary, S. & et al. (2000). Regenerative capacity of human satellite cells: the mitotic clock in cell transplantation. Neurological Sciences, 21 (5 Suppl), S943-51.

Articles, reviews/surveys

N'Guessan, B. , Zoll, J. , Ribera, F. , Ponsot, E. , Lampert, E. , Ventura-Clapier, R. , Veksler, V. & Mettauer, B. (2004). Evaluation of quantitative and qualitative aspects of mitochondrial function in human skeletal and cardiac muscles. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 256-257 (1-2), 267-80.

Conference papers


Strandberg, E. , Ponsot, E. , Piehl-Aulin, K. , Falk, G. , Hosford-Donovan, A. & Kadi, F. Mechanisms mediating skeletal muscle hypertrophy in older women following resistanceexercise combined to healthy diet.