Dr L.J.C. van Loon

Luc van Loon is a Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Nutrition at the Department of Human Biology at Maastricht University Medical Centre+. Luc has an international research standing in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism. Current research in his laboratory (20-30 fte) focuses on the skeletal muscle adaptive response to exercise, and the impact of nutrition and exercise interventions to modulate muscle metabolism in health and disease. The main research interests of his laboratory include exercise metabolism, sports nutrition, adaptation to endurance and resistance type exercise, and the use of physical activity and/or dietary interventions to improve health in chronic metabolic disease and with ageing. The latter are investigated on a whole-body, tissue, and cellular level, with skeletal muscle as the main tissue of interest. The research group has authored more than 400 original, peer-reviewed research and review articles. Luc is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (IJSNEM), Amino Acids (AA), and the European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) and the Scientific Board of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). To support the use of stable isotopes in biomedical research, Luc is also scientific coordinator of the Stable Isotope Research Centre (SIRC) at Maastricht University Medical Centre+.


Research projects, funding, and scientific output: orcid.org/0000-0002-6768-9231

Website laboratory: www.m3-research.nl


Research funding: Luc van Loon and his laboratory have received research support from various sources including: The Top institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, Netherlands; The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Den Haag, Netherlands; Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands; Evonik AG, Essen, Germany; Friesland Campina Innovation Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands; Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Barrington, USA; Gelita AG, Eberbach, Germany; MARS Snackfoods, London, United Kingdom; DSM Food Specialties, Delft, Netherlands; Kenniscentrum Suiker en Voeding, Baarn, Netherlands; PB Leiner, Tessenderlo Group, Brussels, Belgium; Senter, Den Haag, The Netherlands; TNO Nutrition, Zeist, Netherlands, Danone Research, Utrecht, Netherlands; International Dairy Federation, Madison, USA; KWF Kankerbestrijding, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Arla Food Ingredients, Aarhus, Denmark; Tereos, Marckolsheim, France; GSK, Brentfort, United Kingdom; Stichting Anna Fonds, Den Haag, Netherlands; Diabetes Fonds Nederland, Amersfoort, Netherlands; The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Ottawa, Canada, Australian Catholic University (ACU), Melbourne, Netherlands; JUMBO, Veghel, Netherlands; Alliance for Potato Research & Education, Chicago, USA (APRE).