Yvonne Bruls (MSc) was born in Heerlen, the Netherlands, on July 27th 1990.
She started her bachelor Health Sciences at the Maastricht University in 2008, with specialization in Movement Sciences and Biological Health Sciences. After completing her bachelor degree, she continued with two master programs (Biology of Human Performance and Health & Sports and Physical Activity Interventions).
In 2012, she studied the influences of different sub-maximal intensities on heart rate recovery test-retest reliability in athletes during her internship at the InnoSportLab De Tongelreep in Eindhoven. During her internship in 2013 at the department of Human Biology at Maastricht University, she investigated the effectiveness of 12 weeks exercise training on intra-hepatic fat content, hepatic metabolism in male subjects with type 2 diabetes or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease using magnetic resonance spectroscopy. She graduated for both master programs in July 2013.
Since September 2013 Yvonne is working as a PhD student at the department of Radiology of Maastricht University. Her research project is entitled: “Preservation of metabolic flexibility by acetylcarnitine formation”. In this research she will focus on the effects of the food supplement carnitine on metabolic flexibility and insulin sensitivity in people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.