Skeletal muscle physiology

The Skeletal Muscle Special Interest Group (SIG) is one of several special interest groups under the Scandinavian Physiological Society. The purpose of the Skeletal Muscle SIG (SkMSIG) is to boost scientific interactions between researchers in the skeletal muscle community in Scandinavia and Europe. More specifically, the aspiration of the group is to arrange focused symposiums at SPS annual meetings, create network opportunities between members, and to open doors for exchange of faculty members, postdocs and students. The SkMSIG was established at the Europhysiology meeting in London in 2018 on the initiative of Professor Kristian Gundersen from University of Oslo.

Major focus areas comprise:

  • Muscle plasticity
  • Muscle metabolism
  • Muscle disorders

The SkMSIG steering committee currently includes:

  • Julien Ochala, Kings College London, London, Great Britain
  • Kristian Vissing, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Johanna Lanner, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Upcoming event:

  • Satellite Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Physiological Society 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden


If you are interested in joining the SkMSIG, please contact us ( and state your name, title, research interests and affiliation.