Anne Gemmink was born on 8th of January 1989 in Naarden, the Netherlands. In 2007 she started the study Human Movement Sciences at the Free University in Amsterdam. During her Bachelor internship she investigated if training fast isometric knee extensor force development was knee-angle specific. After completing her Bachelor degree, she started the Master program Biology of Human Performance and Health at the Maastricht University in 2010. During her Master she did her internship in the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group on the role of ANT1 in oxidative stress and mitochondrial uncoupling in skeletal muscle. Belonging to the top 3% of best students of the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences she was awarded with the Top 3% award.
In September 2011 she started her PhD at the department of Human Movement Sciences under supervision of Prof. Hesselink. During her PhD she will be investigating the role of myocellular lipid droplet morphology and subcellular localization in the development of insulin resistance. The role of the lipid droplet coating protein PLIN5 hereby will be explored as well by using a confocal microscopic approach.