Each year, the scientific magazine New Scientist organizes a competition for the best Science Talent (Wetenschapstalent) of the Netherlands/Flanders. This year, DMRG's Lucas Lindeboom made it to the overall Top 25! Vote to get Lucas to number 1! http://newscientist.nl/polls/new-scientist-wetenschapstalent-2018/ (voting open till May 6th)
Congratulations to Bram Brouwers, whose article 'Exercise training reduces intrahepatic lipid in people with and people without non-alcoholic fatty liver' has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism. Keep an eye out for it!
Dr Anne Gemmink has been nominated for the Gerritzen Award, to be decided at the NVDO. Congratulations!
On 15 November, Jan Hansen will defend his thesis 'Mind your clocks: the role of the biological clock in human metabolic health'. More information here.
Review published by Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling in the Journal of Applied Physiology, 'Molecular Imaging of Postprandial Metabolism'. The review describes some recent advances, with particular focus on glucose and fatty acid metabolism in postprandial state, and discusses current gaps in knowledge and new perspectives of application of PET and MRI/MRS for the investigation and treatment of human met...
On 23 June 2017, Dirk van Moorsel will defend his thesis 'Insulin Sensitivity, Energy Metabolism & Cardiovascular Risk; Effects of the Bcll glucocorticoid receptor polymorphism and the biological clock'. More information here.
Vera Schrauwen was awarded a competitive Vidi grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Her project is titled 'A snapshot of human metabolism: novel non-invasive information by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy' and proposes to develop new Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy methods to gain novel non-invasive information on metabolic health, and advance translational research...
Mark your calendars and buy a ticket to support our team! For the fifth year in a row DMRG will participate in the DiaBeatIt Run: a double marathon from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, including the 589 stair steps of the ‘Euromast’, to raise money for the Dutch Diabetes Foundation. This year our fundraiser will be held at the UM Sports Café on Thursday, 15 June, from 17.00. Lots of exciting prizes to win...
DMRG members were involved in a study published in Frontiers in Physiology. The article is titled 'Benefits of Substituting Sitting with Standing and Walking in Free-Living Conditions for Cardiometabolic Risk Markers, Cognition and Mood in Overweight Adults' and can be found by following this link.
DMRG member Dr Emmani Nascimento contributed to the recently published second edition of Adipose Tissue Biology, as co-author of the chapter 'Brown Adipose Tissue as a Therapeutic Target'. The volume presents advances in understanding adipose tissue, and new potential for the prevention and control of rising obesity rates.