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Mattias Folkesson

Title: Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303321

Room: G2150

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About Mattias Folkesson

Mattias Folkesson is a doctor in Sports Science. His thesis (2018) is in the physiological/medical field within Sports Sciences. Mattias research mainly includes adaptations in human skeletal muscle, at the functional as well as cellular and molecular level, linked to various forms of exercise. His teaching is primarily focused on sports physiology, anatomy and biomechanics, sports physiological measurement methods, training methodology, and supervision of bachelor and master theses.

Mattias is also the program manager for the Training program 180 credits, where the students study to work with training and health in various forms ranging forms, incuding as well recreational as elite level.

In addition to this, he leads the project with Örebro University as an elite sport-friendly educational institution. This is a venture where several higher education institutions together with the National Sports Federation work to enable the combination of beeing an elite athelet and a student.

In addition to working at Örebro University, Mattias is also a board member of Örebro Region Sports Federation and also tries to combine everything above with family life and triathlon.

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Articles in journals |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Tarum, J. , Folkesson, M. , Atherton, P. J. & Kadi, F. (2017). Electrical pulse stimulation: an in vitro exercise model for the induction of human skeletal muscle cell hypertrophy. A proof-of-concept study. Experimental Physiology, 102 (11), 1405-1413.
Folkesson, M. , Mackey, A. L. , Langberg, H. , Oskarsson, E. , Piehl-Aulin, K. , Henriksson, J. & Kadi, F. (2013). The expression of heat shock protein in human skeletal muscle: effects of muscle fibre phenotype and training background. Acta Physiologica, 209 (1), 26-33.
Folkesson, M. , Mackey, A. L. , Holm, L. , Kjaer, M. , Paulsen, G. , Raastad, T. , Henriksson, J. & Kadi, F. (2008). Immunohistochemical changes in the expression of HSP27 in exercised human vastus lateralis muscle. Acta Physiologica, 194 (3), 215-222.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Folkesson, M. (2018). Heat shock proteins in exercised human skeletal muscle. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.