Jeremy Basset Sagarminaga was born in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2013, he started he BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Stirling, Scotland. During his time at Stirling, he worked under the supervision of Dr. Niels Vollaard investigating the minimal amount of HIIT required to improve cardiorespiratory and metabolic health in sedentary individuals (REHIT study).
After obtaining a First-Class Honours for his bachelor, he enrolled in the MSc of Human Movement Sciences (Specialization Nutrition) at Maastricht University. During his internship, Jeremy worked under the supervision of Prof. Wouter Van Marken Lichtenbelt investigating the effect of cold exposure on brown adipocytes and lipid metabolism. He then went on to write a thesis on differences in diet-induced thermogenesis between obese-diabetics and healthy individuals.
In June 2019, Jeremy started his PhD at the department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling and Lucas Lindeboom. During his PhD, Jeremy will investigate the determinants of liver fat accumulation and their relation to metabolic health utilizing novel non-invasive Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) techniques developed within the department.