Dr Lex Verdijk (L.B.)
Dr. Verdijk is an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Biology. He is involved in both research and education focused on the role of exercise and nutrition in the regulation of skeletal muscle mass and function. Within the M3 research unit, Dr. Verdijk’s research spans the broad range from reducing muscle loss with aging and inactivity, to optimizing muscle mass and function in relation to sports and athletic performance. Dr Verdijk holds a BSc in Physiotherapy, an MSc in Movement Sciences, and in October 2009, he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Satellite cells and skeletal muscle characteristics in sarcopenia” at Maastricht University. Dr. Verdijk has (co)authored more than 100 scientific publications, and is a member of ECSS, ACSM, IAGG, and DuSRA.