Professor Satoshi Fujita at the College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University visited Dr. Colleen Deane at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Southampton for a deepening collaboration from November 5th to 9th, 2023.

He also delivered a one-hour lecture entitled “Dietary and Exercise Approaches to Reduce Sarcopenia Risk.” The talk was given to the School of Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton and attended by about 35 clinicians, academics, postgraduates and students. It was extremely well received, with many questions and a lively discussion at the end.

Incidentally, Ritsumeikan University and the University of Southampton are also the members of the Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy (RENKEI), a consortium established to seek new forms of international collaboration between Japanese and British universities and to find solutions to global issues centered mainly on the UN’s SDGs. The UK member universities are the University of Southampton, the University of Edinburgh, Durham University, Newcastle University, University of Leeds, and the University of Liverpool. The Japanese member universities are Tohoku University, Osaka University, Kyushu University, Keio University, and Ritsumeikan University.

About Professor Satoshi Fujita from Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Dr. Satoshi Fujita is a Professor at the College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University. His current area of research focus is on nutritional and contractile regulation of muscle growth in the prevention of sarcopenia. He was the recipient of the Recognition Award for Meritorious Research by a Young Investigator from the American Physiological Society, as well as the Abstract Competition Award from the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Fujita has previously held posts as an assistant professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at the Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch and assistant professor at the Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Southern California.

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