ZonMW TOP grant for DMRG

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW) has funded the project Circadian Rhythm of Muscle Mitochondrial Metabolism; the project is a collaboration between the university of Amsterdam (AMC) and Maastricht (MUMC) and is lead by Prof. Andries Kalsbeek and Prof. Patrick Schrauwen.. Because more and more people live a 24h life, disturbances in our normal biological clock are very common. We here investigate if disturbing the biological clock will lead to insulin resistance. Furthermore, the project aims to unravel if a circadian rhythm exists in skeletal muscle mitochondrial metabolism, and if this rhythm is disturbed in type 2 diabetic patients.