Danny Christiansen

Research Associate, Training and Muscle Physiology, University of Copenhagen

Danny Christiansen is a researcher based in Copenhagen. His research focuses on optimising strategies to enhance human physical performance and health, by understanding the molecular factors that drive skeletal muscle adaptation. His work has involved the use of cold-water immersion, simulated altitude, antioxidant infusion, and blood flow restriction in combination with exercise to study the regulation of muscle ion transport, blood flow, oxygenation, and glucose metabolism in man.


  • –present
    Research associate, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


  • 2019 
    Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, PhD Exercise Physiology


  • 2019
    Blood flow-restricted training enhances thigh glucose uptake during exercise and muscle antioxidant function in humans, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2019.06.003
  • 2019
    A fast, reliable and sample-sparing method to identify fibre types of single muscle fibres, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-42168-z
  • 2019
    Cycling with blood flow restriction improves performance and muscle K+ regulation and alters the effect of antioxidant infusion in humans, https://doi.org/10.1113/JP277657
  • 2018
    Molecular stressors underlying exercise training‐induced improvements in K+ regulation during exercise and Na+,K+‐ATPase adaptation in human skeletal muscle, https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.13196
  • 2018
    Cold-water immersion after training sessions: Effects on fiber type-specific adaptations in muscle K+ transport proteins to sprint-interval training in men, https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00259.2018
  • 2018
    Increased FXYD1 and PGC-1α mRNA after blood flow-restricted running is related to fibre type-specific AMPK signalling and oxidative stress in human muscle, https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.13045


ECSS Excellence in Football Research Award; ECSS Young Investigator Award; EBM Outstanding Reviewer Award