HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH EXPEDITION: BOLIVIA, 2020
APEX (Altitude Physiology Expeditions) was founded by medical students at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. Since then, hundreds of students have taken part in expeditions investigating the effect of altitude and hypoxia (low oxygen levels) on the human body. The latest expedition, APEX 6 will be in June 2020...
Several research projects will be conducted during the expedition. This includes investigating the effects of altitude on neutrophils (a white blood cell), eye movements called saccades, sleep and pulmonary oedema (fluid on the lungs.)