Dr. Gert Schaart is research technician in the Diabetes Metabolism Research Group (DMRG) of Prof. Dr. Matthijs Hesselink and Prof. Dr. Patrick Schrauwen at the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences (NMS) of the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+). As a cell biologist, he improves, develops and applies immunohistochemical staining techniques, performs microscopy analyses as well in vivo as in vitro (for confocal microscopy, STED-microscopy) and set-up and performs Western blotting analyses. These techniques are especially improved and suitable for human and murine skeletal muscle tissue. Gert participates in culturing and analyzing human primary myocytes and human brown adipose tissue.
He is health and environmental safety officer of the NMS-department.
Dr. Schaart is (co)-author of more than 120 papers in international scientific journals as Cell, Nature Medicine, Diabetes, PNAS, Circulation Res., J. Appl. Physiology, PLOS.