Update from an intern

Lucas Tauschek  Guest blog: Lucas Tauzcheck (24). Intern at CERG for six months.

I am from the Allgäu, a small area close to the Alps in south Germany. I grew up in a town called Kempten and spend most of my youth in the mountains or playing sports. Today I like to do all kinds of sports, especially skiing, bouldering and playing floorball (innebandy).

I study a Sports Science program with focus on prevention and rehabilitation in Heidelberg. The university is the oldest university of Germany and Heidelberg is well known for its old buildings in the city centrum.

During the study program I could to gather some practical knowledge in different areas, for example I was able to work in a rehabilitation center for children with obesity, neurodermatitis and asthma. I also did an internship at a performance diagnostics facility, testing both amateur and elite athletes.

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I wanted to do an internship preferably in Scandinavia (Norway or Sweden) because in my opinion they are quite advanced in the field of sports science and I love the nature here. After an online research I found out about CERG and decided to try. Luckily I got the chance to come here and until now it was really exciting. I have already worked in different areas and got to see many interesting things. I could attend two seminars, one about interval exercise training and one about heart patients. Also I got to work with the Generation 100 study and I am currently helping with another study.

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During my 6 months here at CERG I hope to get insight in many different research areas and have a great time here. I am sure I will learn a lot of new and helpful things and those experiences will be of great use in my future.

Lucas Tauzcheck, intern at CERG

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About CERG

The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) seeks to identify the key mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of physical on cardiac health in the context of disease prevention and treatment. Named the K.G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine under Professor Ulrik Wisløff's leadership in 2011, CERG uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to combat lifestyle-related disease.

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