Anne Gemmink

Anne Gemmink received a Bachelor in Human Movement Sciences in 2010 from the Free University in Amsterdam. In 2010, she started the master program Biology of Human Performance and Health at the Maastricht University. 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.

She continued her PhD in the research group under the supervision of professor Matthijs Hesselink, professor Patrick Schrauwen and professor Marc van Zandvoort. During her PhD she focused on skeletal muscle lipid droplet morphology, location, composition and PLIN5 protein coating in the (patho)physiology of insulin sensitivity. During her studies she was involved in setting up (3D) confocal and STED imaging in skeletal muscle tissue for studying lipid droplet morphology and protein decoration. She continued to work on this project as a postdoctoral researcher.

In September 2018 she joined the lab of professor Rudolph Zechner at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Graz, Austria as a postdoc fellow funded by the CVON ENERGISE-consortium under the supervision of dr. Martina Schweiger. Her project focused on lipid droplet lipolysis and mitochondrial respiration in human primary myotubes of patients with ATGL mutations. In September 2019 Anne rejoined the DMRG research group at the department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. She currently focus on lipid droplet metabolism in human primary myotubes by using high-end microscopy techniques to obtain insights in potential strategies to combat type 2 diabetes.