Prestigious prizes for UM-researchers31 May 2012
Dr. Joris Hoeks (NUTRIM, School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism) has received the prestigious Young Investigator Award for Basic Science from The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) for his outstanding contribution to the field of obesity. Hoeks' research primarily focuses on the role of mitochondrial (dys)function in the pathogenesis of obesity and obesity-associated insulin resistance, with special attention for mitochondrial uncoupling. Hoeks received the award and presented his work during the Opening Ceremony of the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France (May 2012).
Silvie Timmers, Ellen Konings and co-authors (NUTRIM) were awarded the Publication Prize from TI Food and Nutrition (TIFN) for their publication entitled “Calorie restriction-like effects of 30 days of resveratrol supplementation on energy metabolism and metabolic profile in obese humans”, which was published as cover article in the leading journal Cell Metabolism. The TIFN Publication prizes are awarded annually to recognize the highest-quality science published in peer-reviewed journals and to highlight the industrial impact of the research carried out.