Torup Sopus  

Norwegian professor of physiology.
Born in Nyköbing, Denmark. In 1879 he received a medical degree in Odense, in 1885 a degree. Having been educated, Torup lived and worked in Norway. Physiology became his vocation. During 1886-1887 He worked as an assistant in the laboratory of Professor Christian Bohr.

In 1887, Torup went on study tours to foreign physiological laboratories, including Leipzig and Paris.

In 1890, on the recommendation of H. Bohr, he received the position of professor of physiology at the physiological institute at the University of Frederick Christiania (Oslo). Soon he headed the institute and held this post for more than 40 years.

Being a specialist in nutrition, Torup took part in the equipment of all the major Norwegian expeditions, starting with the expedition of F. Nansen. The superbly designed power system was one of the key factors that ensured the success of the expedition. According to many members of the expedition, they did not eat so well even at home.

Scientific work Torup combined with teaching. Thanks to his erudition, eloquence, elegance, well-delivered voice, his lectures enjoyed great success.
Great importance attached to the Torup collaboration between physiologists of the northern countries. In 1916, at a meeting in Oslo, he put forward the idea of creating the Northern Association of Physiology, which was implemented in 1925 by the creation of the Scandinavian Union of Physiologists.

Torup was a member of many several scientific societies.

He died in Oslo, an urn with ashes buried in the West Cemetery of Haderslev in Denmark.
An island in the archipelago of Franz Josef Land. Opened and named F. Nansen and J. Johansen in 1895.

Cape on the east coast of Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.


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